I love this time of year! Not just because of the turning leaves and Halloween, but also because of the autumn-inspired foods that pop up everywhere!! And I always like to bring autumn produce into my kitchen. Through fall and most of winter, you can pretty much always see either a sugar pumpkin or spaghetti squash sitting on my counter. They are a permanent fixture for most of those two seasons because I enjoy cooking with them so much. Squashes inspire autumn dishes like no other and this clean eating ground turkey pumpkin skillet recipe is a perfect example.
You would never know there is cinnamon in there. This has plenty of natural Umami (savory) flavor. The spices play well off the pumpkin while giving plenty of wonderful, savory flavor to the meat. In fact, the pumpkin cooks down just enough that it almost makes a thick sauce that is quite good. It will need a little salt after cooking to bring out all the flavors, but it doesn’t need much.
I cut up my pumpkin ahead of time to make the cooking go much faster. And it did! This whole dish was recipe in about 20 minutes! Super easy and super delicious. And if you don’t mind the carbs, serve it over rice or even whole grain pasta.
Celebrate the savory side of autumn. Dinner is served!
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CLEAN EATING GROUND TURKEY PUMPKIN SKILLET RECIPE:
This delicious skillet meal is the perfect way to celebrate autumn in all it's pumpkin-y glory!
- 2 cups chopped pumpkin
- 1/4 small yellow onion
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil + more as needed OR chicken broth for lower fat content
In a large skillet, warm the oil (or chicken broth) and add the pumpkin. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 -4 minutes.
Stir in the onion and ground turkey.
Add the cumin, cinnamon and allspice and stir frequently until the turkey is fully cooked through.
Season with salt to taste.
Serve over cooked rice or pasta if desired.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also, you can cut down on the fat content by using 1 tbsp. oil and then using chicken broth as needed to finish cooking.