Turkey Tahini Sweet Potatoes on a white plate on a bright sky blue background

Turkey & Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Turkey & Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are a quick and easy gluten-free meal that you can have for lunch or dinner. Plus, they’re Paleo-friendly.

5 from 3 votes
Turkey Tahini Sweet Potatoes on a white plate on a bright sky blue background
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Turkey & Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 469kcal


  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ghee
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 g) minced garlic
  • 1 pound (454 g) ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon (1.3 g) ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon (1.2 g) ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 g) turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon (0.6 g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (3.8 g) fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons (6 g) sesame seeds

For the tahini dressing:

  • ¼ cup (60 mL) tahini
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5 g) minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon (3 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup (45 mL) warm water


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Prick the sweet potatoes several times with a fork, then place them on a baking sheet. Transfer the potatoes to the oven and roast for 50-60 minutes, until they are extremely tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 6-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground turkey to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon. Season with cumin, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, salt, and pepper. Cook the turkey until it has browned and is no longer pink, about 8-9 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Whisk the tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt together in a small mixing bowl. Gradually whisk in the warm water, adding more, if necessary, until a smooth consistency is reached.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, then carefully slit them in half vertically and spread them open. Divide the turkey mixture between the sweet potatoes, then top with the tahini dressing, fresh parsley, and sesame seeds.


Nutrition Facts
Turkey & Tahini Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 773mg32%
Potassium 1250mg36%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 32194IU644%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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