Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash is a simple, flavor-packed meal that's loaded with protein and nutrients! Turkey (leftovers work very well) is cooked in just one skillet with sweet potatoes, Cajun seasoning, chili peppers, and more.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
This recipe, my friends, was inspired by holidays and that ubiquitous question - what can I make with leftover turkey? I still had some turkey in our freezer from the turkey I smoked during the summer, and I wanted a good meal to cook it into. And soon enough, I'm going to have even MORE leftover turkey (and prime rib, yes!) to play with.
The thing is, this recipe is SO GOOD that you may find yourself running out to grab smoked turkey just to make it. No leftovers required! The turkey combined with tender bites of sweet potatoes and spicy chili peppers is a medley so bold that you'll be craving seconds... Even though your first serving will definitely fill you up.
Ingredients in this Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
- Olive oil
- Sweet potato
- Chili peppers
- Cajun seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Cooked turkey
- Chicken broth
- Hot sauce
How to Make Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash
Cook the sweet potatoes. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add olive oil. Cook the sweet potatoes for about 5 minutes.
Make it flavorful. Stir in the chili pepper and seasonings. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the turkey. Toss the cooked turkey into the skillet and cook another minute to heat it through.
Add the final ingredients. Pour in the chicken broth and hot sauce. Bring to a quick boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes to reduce it down and thicken.
Serve and enjoy! Remove the skillet from the heat. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and crumbly white cheese (feta is great!) and serve.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Choose your favorite pepper. If you're looking for milder flavors, go with the mighty bell pepper. No heat, but they taste darned good in recipes like this. I used a variety here, some jalapeño peppers, an Italian sweet, and a habanero.
- Make it a breakfast skillet. Toss on a couple fried eggs and you have a hearty breakfast skillet. Sounds great to me!
- Don't forget the cheese! I like to top mine with fresh herbs and crumbly white cheese. Queso fresco is wonderful, as is feta cheese, but realistically, any crumbly cheese will work for you.
In an airtight container in the fridge, this turkey hash will stay fresh for about 3-4 days. While you can reheat your leftovers in the microwave, I recommend using your stovetop.
Just toss everything right back into the skillet over medium-low heat and stir often until it's all warmed through.
Smoked Turkey and Sweet Potato Hash Recipe
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
- 6 ounces chili peppers chopped – use a bell for mild heat, or any number of peppers for good heat
- 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 ounces cooked turkey chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce
- Fresh chopped herbs crumbly white cheese, and extra hot sauce for serving
- Heat a medium sized pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
- Add the sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes, stirring a bit.
- Add the chili pepper, Cajun seasoning blend, garlic powder and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir and cook another 5 minutes.
- Add the cooked turkey and cook another minute to heat it through.
- Add the chicken broth and hot sauce and bring to a quick boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes to reduce it down and thicken.
- Remove from heat. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and crumbly white cheese (feta is great!) and serve.