November – Turkey Day Warm Up

Would you like something with all the flavors of Thanksgiving but none of the fuss? And what are your favorite parts of the holiday food? Mine are the turkey, stuffing (has to have sausage), and sweet potatoes. Look no further than this recipe to give you an easy introduction to the season with much less work. This could even be a midweek meal, it cooks in one skillet.

Thanksgiving Warm Up

Thanksgiving Warm Up

Thanksgiving Warm Up

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound chicken or turkey Italian sausage, removed from the casings
  • 1 rounded teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 rounded teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Shaved Brussels sprouts for garnish and cranberry sauce
  1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add the ground turkey and sausage. Cook, stirring occasionally until no longer pink.
  3. Add the onion, celery, poultry seasoning, dried thyme, and chili flakes. Cook until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the diced sweet potato. Cover the skillet and cook until tender.
  5. Taste for salt and pepper as needed. The sausage can be quite salty. Garnish with thinly shaved Brussels sprouts.

I had some cranberry aigre-doux in the pantry, it was perfect with the dish.

Cranberry Aigre-Doux

Cranberry Aigre-Doux

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Cranberry Aigre-Doux

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Cranberry Aigre-Doux

17 thoughts on “November – Turkey Day Warm Up

    • We go to the house of friends every year, they have a huge family with lots of members who are vegetarian. I always bring the “meat” (chicken or turkey) and stuffing. Someone else makes a vegetarian version so there are choices. I think there would be a riot at my house if I made anything other than the traditional one, they eat leftovers for breakfast the next day.


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