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These Curried Turkey Sloppy Joes in Sweet Potato Bowls are the perfect healthy comfort food for your whole30! Packed with nutrients and flavor for a balanced dinner!

Curried Turkey Sloppy Joes in Sweet Potato Bowls


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 green), chopped
  • 2 pitted medjool dates (soaked in hot water for 20 minutes)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • ¼ cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Sweet Potato Bowls:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes


  1. Place a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in avocado oil, then onions and bell peppers. Cook until they become more translucent and soft, about 10 minutes. Then add ground turkey to the pan. Break up the turkey a lot with a wooden spoon so the pieces are small and let brown. Meanwhile, combine dates, tomato sauce, curry powder, coconut milk, garlic powder, ginger, turmeric and salt to a blender and blend until dates have broken down and the mixture is creamy. Once the turkey is cooked, add the tomato curry mixture to the pan and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for a few minutes then add apple cider vinegar and salt to taste.

To make sweet potato bowls:

  1. Start this before the sloppy joes! Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chop the ends off of the sweet potatoes so the base is at least 1 inch around. Then slice it in half widthwise. Place the sweet potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet with the large end down and small end up. Bake for 30 minutes then flip and bake for an additional 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes then scoop a little of the center of the sweet potato out to create a bowl. Add curried turkey sloppy joe mix to the bowl, garnish with a little parsley and enjoy!