Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Print
BBQ Turkey Sweet Potatoes

Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: Mushroom Council
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

This recipe uses a blend of lean ground turkey and white button mushrooms to create a hearty filling for tender sweet potatoes. Skip the oven and simply microwave the potatoes until tender for a quick dinner. Pair with a simple salad for a meal.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, about 1 pound each
  • 16 ounces white button mushrooms
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 green onions, white and green portion sliced

Instructions

  1. Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork and cook in the microwave according to your unit’s instructions, 13 to 15 minutes, until fork-tender. Let sit until cool enough to handle.
  2. Add mushrooms to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped (or finely dice by hand if preferred). Blend ground turkey and mushrooms in a large bowl.
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the turkey and mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add onion. Continue to cook, until the turkey is browned and no longer pink, about 7 more minutes. Drain excess liquid.
  4. Add barbecue sauce and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Cut each sweet potato in half lengthwise. Place cut-side up on a baking sheet. Use a fork to mash some of the potato and move to the sides to create a space for the filling. Spoon barbecue filling into each of the 8 potato halves. Sprinkle with an equal amount of cheese.
  5. Broil on high for five minutes, until cheese is browned and bubbling. Serve warm.

Notes

This recipe makes enough for eight servings. Depending on how many servings you need, consider cooking only two potatoes and refrigerating the rest of the filling for a meal later in the week. It will keep for up to three days and makes delicious sandwiches, or use the filling to top a dinner salad.

 

 

If you like this, try these:

Lamb and Mushroom Blended Meatballs with Spiced Cucumber Yogurt Dipping Sauce

These party meatballs stay juicy by using a blend of lamb and mushrooms. Inspired by the filling of dolmas, they are loaded with aromatic fresh herbs, and rice adds tenderness to each bite. The simple dipping sauce offers a tangy twist for an appetizer that is sure to disappear quickly!

view Recipe

Blended Mushroom and Bison Shawarma Bowls

These bowls use a blend of mushrooms and lean ground bison for a satisfying meal. Paired with grains and fresh vegetables, the dish is full of shawarma spices that are cooled by a tangy yogurt tahini sauce.

view Recipe
BBQ Turkey Sweet Potatoes

Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This recipe uses a blend of lean ground turkey and white button mushrooms to create a hearty filling for tender sweet potatoes. Skip the oven and simply microwave the potatoes until tender for a quick dinner. Pair with a simple salad for a meal.

view Recipe
  • Connect with other mushroom lovers

    @mushroomcouncil

    • Which cooking technique is easy and requires few ingredients? Roasting! This is a great way to prepare mushrooms and enhance flavor. Which variety do you like to roast in the oven?
    • Easy Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy vs. Avocado and Farro Harvest Buddha Bowl. 🍄 Who will win this round of #MushroomMadness? Head over to our Twitter page (@mushroomcouncil) for a chance to #win prizes!
    • DYK? Only 1.8 gallons of water is required to produce one pound of mushrooms, making this delicious fungi an earth-friendlier choice for #WorldWaterDay!
    • This #MushroomMadness dish is full of healthy veggies and crimini-pork #blenditarian meatballs. What could be better than that? .
.
RECIPE 👉 BLENDITARIAN.COM
    • Fun(gi) fact: During the growing process, mushrooms double in size every day.
    • Fuel your Tuesday with these veggie-heavy Marinated Mushroom Bowls with Lentils and Wild Rice.
.
This recipe is part of our #MushroomMadness competition! Want to know more? Head over to our Facebook and Twitter! Psst...there are #prizes involved!
.
.
RECIPE 🍄 MUSHROOMCOUNCIL.COM