Curried Ground Turkey with Potatoes ~ Rachel

I’ve made this Curried Ground Turkey with Potatoes dish a few times now and love it. It’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s relatively low in points (9 points plus per serving). I will say this though…it usually needs salt at the end. Dave thought it was a little bland this time around so I am going to do a few things different next time I make it:

  • Substitute ground lamb for the ground turkey
  • Substitute another curry powder for the garam masala just to experiment
  • Substitute sweet potatoes for the Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Add chopped apple (probably Granny Smith)
The points will likely increase but not by much and since we eat this alone, rather than over pita or rice, a couple extra points won’t hurt.

Curried Ground Turkey with Potatoes Recipe (Adapted from Simply Recipes)


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey (the kind with 7% fat)
  • 1 chopped onion (I used onion powder instead since Dave can’t eat raw onion)
  • 3 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 chopped fresh red chiles
  • A 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, grated fine (I used a spoonful of jarred pureed ginger)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala (you can really use any kind of curry powder)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 24 oz Yukon Gold potatoes cut into small chunks
  • 2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley


1 Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan. Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.

2 Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt over everything.

3 Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

4 Mix in the spices, water, and the potatoes. Stir to combine and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

5 When the potatoes are tender, add the diced tomatoes and peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add salt, if needed, to taste.

Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.

Yield: Serves 4.

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