Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

Fall 2003, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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Hash is a flexible and easy way to transform leftover cooked meat into a distinctively different dish. This version brings together healthy sweet potatoes, apples and onions along with lean turkey or chicken.

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Sweet Potato-Turkey Hash

Makes: 6 servings, 1 1/4 cups each

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  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups diced, cooked, skinless turkey, or chicken
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan, cover with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Add apple and cook until everything is just tender, but not mushy, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Drain.
  2. Transfer 1 cup of the mixture to a large bowl; mash. Stir in sour cream and lemon juice. Add the remaining unmashed mixture and stir gently to mix. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken), thyme, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the reserved sweet potato mixture to the pan; stir to mix. Press on the hash with a wide metal spatula; cook until the bottom is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Cut the hash into several rough sections; flip and cook until the undersides are browned, about 3 minutes longer. Serve immediately.


Per serving: 214 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 56 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 2 g fiber; 262 mg sodium; 475 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (150% daily value), Selenium (33% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 very lean protein, 1 fat

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Main dish, poultry
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45 minutes or less
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