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Ground Turkey Butternut Squash Skillet

This ground turkey with butternut squash skillet is a delicious comforting and nourishing meal that is light and fresh. This recipe is a 30-minute one-pot skillet meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butternut Squash, Dinner, Ground Turkey, Skillet Meals
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Silvia


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 butternut squash, about 3 cups cubed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 cup gruyère cheese
  • fresh cilantro and parsley


  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Add ground turkey, onion, garlic and bell peppers and sauté until meat is no longer pink. Season wtih salt, pepper and paprika
  • Add cubed butternut squash and vegetable broth. Give it a mix so most of the butternut squash is submerged in broth. Cover and turn heat down to a medium low. Cook for about 12 minutes or until butternut sqush has soften.
  • Remove from stovetop and top with gruyère cheese. Bake in 400F degreens oven for abut 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley and serve.