One Pot Turkey

As the crisp autumn leaves blanket the ground and the tantalizing aroma of roasted turkey fills the air, we find ourselves in the heart of the Thanksgiving season. It’s that time of year when we gather with loved ones, share stories, and give thanks for the bountiful blessings that grace our lives. However, what if this year, you’re looking for something a little different? 

Contemplating a fresh twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast?

Look no further, for we have the perfect alternative to the classic turkey centrepiece – the One Pot Turkey recipe.

Instead of the familiar whole roasted  turkey, why not explore the culinary delights of this One Pot Turkey dish? It’s a savory symphony that marries the flavors of tender ground turkey, aromatic onions, and the richness of sweet potatoes. With a dash of smoked paprika and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, this dish warms your soul, just as the holiday season should. But that’s not all; we’ve added a touch of kale for a burst of color and nutrition, and crowned it all with creamy slices of ripe avocado.

Here are some healthy reasons to give this recipe a go:

  • Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and Manganese. 
  • Turkey besides being protein-rich is loaded with minerals. 
  • Shallots and onions have potent anti-cancer properties and immune-enhancing effects.
  • Kale is rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K, all of which contribute to bone health.

Discover how to make this One Pot Turkey recipe your alternative Thanksgiving centrepiece or next best Thanksgiving leftover meal.


1 pound ground turkey

1 medium onion, chopped

1 shallot, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed

1 cup chicken broth

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups chopped fresh kale

Dash crushed red pepper flakes

1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

Minced fresh cilantro, optional


In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion, shallot, and garlic over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink, and vegetables are tender, 8-10 minutes, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain. 

Add tomato paste; cook and stir 1 minute longer.

Add sweet potato, broth, smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. 

Simmer, covered, until sweet potato is tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add kale and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until kale is wilted, about 2 minutes. 

Serve with avocado and, if desired, cilantro