Turkey and Sweet Potato Skewers with Cranberry Sauce


Happy Thanks-skewering

Paleo
Dairy-Free
Eggs-Free
Nuts-Free
Gluten-Free

Nutrients

NutrientGramsRDA
Carbs14.6g4.9%
of which Sugars7.3g8.1%
Fats14.4g22.2%
of which Saturates2.9g14.6%
Proteins22.6g49.1%
Fibers1.4g5.6%

Nutrients Proportions

  • carbs 28%
  • sugars 14%
  • fats 27%
  • saturates 5%
  • proteins 43%
  • fibers 3%
* All data is per serving
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This turkey skewers recipe makes a great appetizer all year long, but it’s particularly well suited for Thanksgiving, as it uses many of the ingredients traditionally used on that happy occasion.

The classic Thanksgiving dinner features many dishes including roast turkey, sweet potato mash, and apple pie. We have taken turkey and sweet potatoes, turned them into beautiful cubes which are first soaked in a parsley and black pepper infused extra virgin olive oil and then skewered and grilled. To top if off, we glazed the hot skewers with our homemade cranberry sauce, for a sweet and sour finish.

Once prepared, the skewers will take approximately 30 minutes to cook. Put them in the oven when your guests arrive and before they can get that third cocktail refill, you’ll be serving these piping hot, mouth watering delicacies 🍢 😋!

Ingredients

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil3 tbsp
Fresh Parsley2 tbsp
Black Pepper1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turkey Breast300 g
Sweet Potato200 g
Cranberry Sauce4 tbsp

step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F).

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil and chopped fresh parsley, then season with salt and pepper.

Wash, peel and dice the sweet potatoes into small chunks. Next, cut the turkey breast into cubes.

Add the potatoes and turkey to the oil and spices and mix. If necessary add more oil as the meat and veggies should be nicely coated to avoid drying when roasting in the oven.

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step 2

Proceed to assemble the skewers alternating the diced potatoes and turkey. A skewer set with a rack is great to hold the sticks in place.

Place the skewers in the oven and cook for 35 minutes.

For the cranberry sauce, you use can any pre-made one that you can easily find at the supermarket but we recommend you make your own. It's so easy and you have complete control over the ingredients used. Here you can find our sugar-free recipe for cranberry sauce with honey and lemon juice.

Warm the cranberry sauce in the microwave or in a pan. This way it will be runnier and easy to spread over the skewers.

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step 3

The skewers are ready when the potato and turkey cubes are golden and crispy outside but still soft inside. Avoid overcooking them as they will turn dry and chewy.

For a crispier finish turn the oven settings to grill for the last 3 minutes. Then remove from the oven and allow cooling down for a minute.

Spread one spoon of cranberry sauce over each skewer and serve. Keep more sauce on the side in case you or your guests would like an extra dip.

Enjoy these easy and healthy turkey and potato skewers!

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Foodacious Tips

  • The skewers in this recipe are roasted in the oven but you can also grill them in the BBQ for a smoky flavor.

  • Squeeze some lemon juice over the skewers before spreading the cranberry sauce for a tangy finish.