Ok, can we all talk about one of THE most popular New Years Resolutions out there? It’s somewhere along the lines of Eating Healthy, Meal Planning, Losing Weight, Getting In Shape, etc… you get the idea right? Well I want to help you with all of that… today’s recipe is a total game changer! My family devoured this healthier option, but the best part is that you don’t lose out on that ‘winter comfort food’ feeling! And it rings in at 5 SmartPoints per serving if you’re following weight watchers.
If you don’t feel like this is enough, pair with a simple salad and maybe even a slice of crusty bread and you have a complete meal perfect to cozy up with on a cold winter night.
Freezer Tip: When preparing this, I like to double up the recipe. One heads straight to the freezer when I’m done for those nights when you ‘have nothing to make’ or are too busy to start a dinner from scratch. Bake (from frozen) covered in tin foil at 425 degrees for about an hour. Remove the foil the last 15 minutes.
- 1 pound(s)cooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
- 1 small uncooked onion
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp unsalted tomato paste
- 1 1⁄4cups store-bought chicken stock
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smokey paprika
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1½cups frozen corn kernels
- salt & pepper to taste
- 4 cups sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp butter
- ⅓ cup cilantro (optional for topping)
- Peel sweet potatoes, and place in a large pot with enough water so they are covered. Boil until fork tender.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Meanwhile in a dutch oven over medium-high heat sauté ground turkey until browned. Add chopped onions and minced garlic. Continue cooking until onions are translucent.
- Stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, paprika and oregano. Add 1 cup of chicken broth and bring everything to a boil. Reduce to low, and simmer.
- Add frozen corn kernels - simmer another 10 minutes.
- While the turkey mixture is simmering, drain potatoes and put back on the stove over low heat. Mash over low heat for a few minutes to help let the steam out of the potatoes.
- Remove from heat, add remaining ¼ cup broth, butter, and salt & pepper to taste. Mash/mix together.
- Add the turkey mixture to an oven safe casserole dish. Top and spread out mashed sweet potatoes.
- Bake for 45 minutes or until sides gets crispy.
- Serve hot with a sprinkle of cilantro!
What winter comfort meals do you crave this time of year?