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Italian Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Italian Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot is the easiest meal you will EVER make! The entire healthy meal can be made in under 30 minutes!
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD



  • 1.5 cups water
  • 2 sweet potatoes of very similar size
  • .75lb ground Italian turkey or chicken
  • ½ cup  sliced sweet yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 cups spinach optional
  • optional garnish: parsley red pepper, and cheeses


  • To pressure cook your sweet potatoes add 1.5 cups water to the bottom and set your washed sweet potatoes on top of the rack that comes with the instant pot.  I used this chart to tell me how long to pressure cook my sweet potatoes for and they came out perfectly.  
  • Once your sweet potatoes are done and you’ve released the pressure safely, again follow the directions in that post. Take the sweet potatoes out and drain the instant pot.  Add oil and onions to the instant pot and set to sauté. Sauté the onions until translucent and tender.
  • Add the ground meat and sauté until cooked all the way through. The instant pot gets very hot so I recommend using the low setting when the meat starts to stick to the bottom. 
  • Once the meat is done add in 4 cups of spinach and sauté until wilted. (I forgot to do this when I photographed this recipe but I usually add spinach, 95% of the time I make this!)
  • Cut your sweet potatoes in half and mush the center down with a fork so you can fill them with meat filling.
  • Garnish with parsley, red pepper and cheese if you do dairy!


Serving: 1medium potato stuffed with 1/3 meat mixture | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g