Ground turkey and fresh vegetables, cooked until tender and topped with rich, creamy mashed sweet potatoes. This is a taste of Thanksgiving that can be enjoyed any time of the year, especially as a St. Patrick's Day dinner recipe!
1poundground turkey or leftover turkey meat97% lean or better
2mediumcarrots or parsnipsdiced
¼teaspoonground thyme leaves
¼teaspoonsalt(more if desired)
¼teaspoonground black pepper(more if desired)
2cupsprepared mashed sweet potatoes
finely chopped flat leaf parsleyfor garnish
Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place oil into a large, heavy bottomed pot, over medium high heat. Add ground turkey and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add all vegetables and cook over medium heat for 7-8 minutes, or until turkey has browned and vegetables are tender.
Sprinkle flour over the turkey/vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Allow to cook for 1 minute, then slowly whisk in the chicken stock. Add all seasonings and bring mixture to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes, then transfer mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Use a spatula or back of a spoon to spread sweet potatoes evenly over the turkey/vegetable mixture. Use the tines of a fork to create decorative ridges in the potatoes, if desired.
Bake at 400 F. for 20 minutes, or until potatoes are warmed through and lightly browned.
Remove from oven and sprinkle top with chopped parsley, if desired.
Weight Watchers Smart Points (based on Freestyle program) per serving = 5
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