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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Turkey n’ Tahini

These Turkey n’ Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes manage to wrap incredible flavor into a tasty little package. They are a perfect make-ahead Whole30 and Paleo meal.

Close up of a stuffed sweet potato with turkey and tahini on a white background.

There’s something wonderful about the combination of tahini and sweet potatoes. I find the balance of bitter and sweet tastes to be nothing but pleasure for the palate.  

I lovingly refer to them as TNT Sweet Potatoes…because they’re dyn-o-mite!

How to Make Turkey n’ Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Poke your sweet potatoes with a fork all over and rub them down with some olive oil.

Roast the sweet potatoes in a preheated 400°F oven directly on the rack for 50-60 minutes until they are extremely tender.

Image of sweet potatoes roasting on an oven rack

Hot Tip: throw some aluminum foil on the rack underneath the sweet potatoes catch any drippings.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a tablespoon of ghee in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add a chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 7-8 minutes.´

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Then add one pound of ground turkey to the skillet along with some minced garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, salt, and pepper.

Cook until the turkey is browned and no longer pink.

Image of browning ground turkey and spices in a skillet

How to Make Tahini Sauce

For the tahini sauce, whisk together 1/4 cup of tahini with a minced garlic clove, lemon juice, and salt.

Image of mixing tahini sauce in a metal bowl with a whisk.

Then, slowly add about 1/3 cup of warm water into the bowl while whisking. If the sauce is too thick, just add a little more water until you get your desired consistency.

Once the potatoes are done roasting, carefully cut them open lengthwise and stuff them with the turkey mixture.

Image of two stuffed sweet potatoes with turkey and tahini

Drizzle a healthy amount of the tahini sauce on top of the now loaded sweet potatoes and garnish with some fresh parsley and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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Turkey n’ Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Turkey n' Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes manage to wrap incredible flavor into a tasty little package. They are a perfect make-ahead Whole30 and Paleo meal.
Course Main Course
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water

For Garnish

  • fresh parsley
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Prick the sweet potatoes several times with a fork and lightly rub with olive oil. Roast directly on the oven rack for 50-60 minutes, until extremely tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Mix in the ground turkey, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Cook until the turkey has brown and is no longer pink, about 8-9 minutes.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together all the tahini dressing ingredients, adding more warm water if necessary until desired consistency is reached.
  • Remove the potatoes from the oven, and carefully cut in half. Stuff with the turkey mixture and top with a healthy amount of tahini dressing, parsley and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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This post was originally published May 19, 2017 and last updated July 22, 2020

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Christie

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Hi! I’ve made this a few times now and love it, thank you! I have a couple questions about the tahini dressing... I’d like to make extra to keep on hand for other dishes so I’m curious how long it will last and does it need to be refrigerated?

The Sophisticated Caveman

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thank you so much, Christie! You can totally make a big batch of the tahini dressing and keep it in the refrigerator. It should last 7-10 days!

DJ

Tuesday 21st of July 2020

These were so good!! It has been added to the "keeper" list.

The Sophisticated Caveman

Wednesday 22nd of July 2020

Yay! Glad you enjoyed them!

Michele Spring

Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Wow - these look so good! I am adding ground turkey on my shopping list and will definitely be making these soon.

The Sophisticated Caveman

Monday 5th of June 2017

Thanks, Michele! I'd love to know what you think!