Turkey Smothered with Maple Sweet Potatoes

Comfort food at its best. Serve this quick-fix main dish anytime you crave the flavors of Thanksgiving.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

1
pound turkey breast tenderloins
1/3
cup dried cranberries, dried cherries or currants
1/4
cup orange juice
1/3
cup reduced-calorie maple-flavored syrup
1
tablespoon margarine
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
can (23 ounces) sweet potatoes in light syrup, drained

  • 1 Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook turkey in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 While turkey is cooking, heat cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup, margarine and cinnamon to boiling in 1-quart saucepan. Arrange sweet potatoes around turkey. Pour orange juice mixture over turkey and potatoes.
  • 3 Cover and cook over low heat 10 minutes. Uncover and cook about 5 minutes longer or until sauce is slightly thickened and juice of turkey is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Expert Tips

Sweet potatoes were the original potato! Long before white potatoes arrived on the scene, sweet potatoes were simply known as "potatoes."

Mix things up when you use a combination of dried cranberries, cherries and currants for the 1/3 cup of dried fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
35 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
75 mg
75 %;
Sodium
170 mg
170 %;
Total Carbohydrate
47 g
47 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
28 g
28 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
14%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 3 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.