Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Freezer Burritos introduce you to an unlikely combo that will send your taste buds soaring! Make these burritos in bulk and keep in your freezer for up to 3 months. Serve with your favorite Southwestern-inspired side and you’ll have an incredible meal in minutes.
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This recipe is Week 4 of our new “What’s For Dinner?” meal series, consisting of 10 weeks of delicious and fun meals for busy weeknights. Check back each week for inspiration to help you decide what’s for dinner!
Make it a Meal!
Don’t miss on these dishes to pair with your southwestern ground turkey burritos to round out your meal!
- Easy Homemade Lemonade – Cool down with this refreshingly sweet drink
- Mexican Sauteed Vegetables – More southwestern influence and an easy way to get a serving of veggies in
- Perfect Instant Pot Rice – A reliable side that’s also ready in minutes
- Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes – Lime and cumin go together, right? Pair your burrito with a lime-filled mini cheesecake
- Peppermint Double Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Clear your palate with a minty fresh treat
How to: Make Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Freezer Burritos
Build these southwestern ground turkey burritos on the weekends and be satisfied all week long!
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F. Prep a sheet with cooking spray or parchment paper.
Break up the ground turkey and place it on half of the pan. Use the other half of the pan for the sweet potatoes and red onion. There will be a little fat and juices from the turkey so it’s best to keep them separate to allow the potatoes and onion to roast.
Drizzle the entire pan with olive oil. Add all your spices: salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano. Toss, keeping each side separate as best as you can.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring about halfway through.
Once removed from the oven you can mix in the black beans. If eating right away, return to the oven for 5-10 minutes or until the beans have warmed. Scoop the filling onto tortillas and finish with cheese. To perfect your burrito folding skills, check out this tutorial that’s a game changer!
Eat right away or store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat a frozen burrito, wrap in a damp paper towel and defrost in the microwave. Finish under the broiler until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Freezer Burritos
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 large sweet potatoes cubed
- ½ small red onion sliced thin
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp cumin
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tbsp oregano
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans drained
- 6-8 flour tortillas
- ½ cup shredded cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a sheet pan or spray thoroughly with cooking spray.
- On one half of the pan break up the ground turkey into smaller pieces. On the other half of the pan add sweet potatoes and red onion.
- Drizzle olive oil and add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin, garlic powder, and oregano to the entire pan. Toss each side.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Stir the meat and flip the potatoes before continuing cooking another 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and mix in the black beans. Scoop onto tortillas and top with cheese before folding. These burritos can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- When ready to eat, wrap in a damp paper towel and defrost in the microwave. Finish under the broiler until lightly toasted, about 5 minutes.
Burritos are such a great option for meal prep and are so customizable! What are some of your favorite creative burrito fillings?
35 thoughts on “Sweet Potato and Ground Turkey Freezer Burritos”
These sound really interesting. You have shared a great recipe, that is really easy to follow. The photograph looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing.
Lauren – bournemouthgirl
These look lovely, I love sweet potatoes and them being used in different dishes.
These look delicious! I’d never have thought to put turkey with sweet potato before. I’m a big fan of sweet potatos though, so I’m sure I’d love something like this. They could make a great lunch or dinner, too. Which is great 🙂
Something NEW! Sounds delish. Just printed and can’t wait to try it next week. ✌
My husband loves burritos so this is a super idea. I will definitely share this recipe with him!
Omg these look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe here, I love the sound of these burritos and I think your recipes sounds tasty x
These look and sound delicious will give it a go
Great recipe. Its look so delicious
Very interesting combination. I’ve never thought of having sweet potatoe inside a burrito.
These sound and look amazing! I’m currently waiting on my dinner, so reading this certainly didn’t help my hunger levels!
O my… I’m in a restaurant waiting for a friend and I’m super hungry. This made me lose my mind because of how amazing this looks. I can’t wait to try!
I need to try this.
I will def be stocking my freezer with these, thanks for the awesome recipe!
you can never go wrong with a flavorful burrito and the sweet potatoes is such a good idea to add in.
Bringing turkey to the next level! A delicious recipe that is easy to prepare and so savory. Thank you
Great to see these and know they can be frozen.
This is such a brilliant idea, I never thought about freezing burritos before! Definitely adding this recipe to my weekly meal prep 🙂
Freezer burritos are so convenient and great for meal prep. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.
wonderful healthy burrito that’s easy to make
Oh wow!!!!! I love the taste of sweet potatoes. This burritos must extremely yummy! Thank you for sharing.
Omg, yum!!! These look absolutely delicious! I love sweet potatoes and am going to have to try these next weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!
I must admit I am not a big fan of the sweet potato but I am willing to try this Sweet Potato & Turkey Burrito 😋 I will tag you once I do it.
These would be great to have on hand on nights where I’m too tired to cook. Just thaw and pop in the panini press and dinner is served!
This looks so good, I would love to try it. The recipe looks easy to me and can do it,
It is mouthwatering from the first phrase, and to top that, you provide a complete meal plan. Excellent!
These look fantastic!
I can’t wait to make this
The turkey burritos looks amazing. Yummy
Love these freezer burritos! Such an easy way to always have a healthy meal on hand!
this sounds delicious! a little extra sweet with a thanksgiving favorite.
This was amazing! Making meal prepping so much easier! Definitaly gonna be adding those to my menu more often
I have never seen this before and you make it look possible to make and extremely delicious! You make me want to step out of my comfort zone with food for sure.
meal prepping and stocking my freezer with these bad boys
Kalin OMG! I WON’T be able to get this in my mouth fast enough, another hit for sure! I am going to omit the cheese and gluten tortillas and do a hash. I am stoked!
I love potato recipes!