Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

November 6, 2018
Serves 8
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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.


  • 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


  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.

  6. Note: 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.


  1. KAJ


    Reads yummy – will try – TU

  2. KAJ


    Reads Yummy – will try – thank you

  3. Mary yarashus



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