Clean Eating Turkey Sliders with Sweet Potato "Buns" + a little Tuesday pick-me-up

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sooo it's April! This is the first year that I'm not like "when did that happen?? APRIL?" Probably because of all the nights I spent bargaining with God "just get me to spring- just let me survive the world's coldest longest most miserable iciest snowiest winter please and I'll never complain about weather again pleasepleaseplease just get me to spring". 

Fitmencook instagrammed a picture of turkey sliders on sweet potatoes so I immediately had to try this and omggg it was delicious!! The sweet potato taste was perfect with these spunky little turkey sliders!

 *WAIT BUT FIRST: Obviously I LOVE good deals on clothes- head over to Belle in Boots because she is hosting a linkup for stylish people selling their own clothes! I just bought a dress and a shirt for pretty much $0. Lots of bloggers are participating so there is a variety of sizes/colors/styles/brands. Basically like thrift shopping ONLINE. What else can you ask for?

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 10 sliders


  • 1 sweet potato, sliced with a mandolin ($.80)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil/coconut oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey ($4.00)
  • 1/2 onion, minced ($.50)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, diced ($.50)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 
  • 1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Toss the sweet potato slices with the oil, 1 teaspoon sea salt, black pepper, and half the garlic powder. Spread the coated sweet potato slices on a lined (with parchment paper or non stick spray) baking sheet- there should only be one layer! Do not stack them on top of each other!

Combine the turkey, onion, garlic, pepper, egg, oats, other half of sea salt, other half of garlic powder, and pepper flakes in bowl and mix well. Form small patties (I judged the size based on the size of my sweet potato slices).

Put the sweet potato slices into the oven and cook for 20 minutes, flipping after 10 minutes.

While the sweet potato slices are baking, cook the turkey patties over medium-high heat, covered, for 8-10 minutes on each side.

Now make little sweet potato-bunned sliders and enjoy! I didn't even use any condiments, I loved them plain!

OMG and while these were finishing cooking I finished reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette - MUST READ! Has anyone else read it? The twists! The end! It really got me thinking. What a great book!

Based on serving size of 3 sliders

Ok anyone else not feeling this Tuesday? Here's a little motivation (thanks to my friend Barbara for passing along this internet gold):

Linking up today at Delicious Dish Tuesday, What We Eat WednesdayMamaMade Blog Hop and Turn it Up Tuesdays - check them out for some great recipes!


  1. Holy sandwiches..... I think I might have died a little. These look amazing!
    Also, hello internet thrifting! Fantastic!

    1. I totally thought of you when I saw the online thrift store!!

  2. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing! x

    1. Thanks, Natalia! I hope you get to try it out soon!

  3. Mmk, we need to figure out a way to ship your delicious, already-made dishes down to me to consume. Those sliders look so good!

    1. Haha thanks Kelly! Fortunately they are SUPER easy to make! I even mixed all the turkey stuff together on Sunday night in a tupperware so all I had to do when I was ready was make the patties and slice up the sweet potatoes and cook!

  4. These look absolutely scrumptious! Sweet potatoes are so good! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Omgosh the sweet potato bun was a great idea!

    1. IIiiiii know, somehow it is actually tastier than a real bun I think???!!

  6. Yummmmm!! Girl that sweet potato bun is pure genius!

  7. This is such a neat idea with the "sweet potato buns"! Cool!

  8. Hahahaha "I think it is so cute when they dance like that and everyone stands around and watches"

  9. These look great! Love sweet potatoes!

  10. These look deeelish!! ... thanks for sharing on MaMade Blog Hop :-)

  11. These look so good!! Just wanted to let you know that your post has been chosen as one of this weeks features on the MaMade Blog Hop! :)

  12. YUM! I love turkey and sweet potatoes. I've decided that I need you to come cook for me all the delicious looking recipes, Please!! Thanks for sharing another recipe, I hope to see another one tomorrow :)

  13. Those look SO good! I'd never have thought of slicing sweet potatoes and using those as the buns; YUM! I think you've totally got something there, and I'm absolutely trying this!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Delicious Dish Tuesday last week! We hope you'll come by again this week and share another tasty recipe!

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