Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

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Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake is the perfect recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers. But, this dish doesn’t taste like leftovers. Because, It’s just delicious, on it’s own. In fact, I would make it, just from scratch, even if I didn’t have leftovers. Rogers Foods® has generously supplied me with the products to make this recipe. As usual, all opinions are my own.

slice of casserole with layers of sweet potato, apple, and turkey on a black plate with a sprig of thyme and sage leaves

Rogers Foods, a local company for me, is a friend of mine, and they send me goodies, sometimes, all wrapped up like the present that they are, of oats, healthy grains, and so much wonderful. I appreciate those wonderful presents, a lot,  but, there’s only so much breakfast you can do, right?.

So I checked out their website and was intrigued by a recipe that had sweet potato, apples, and turkey. Being me, I of course, just can’t just follow a recipe. But I was inspired by those ingredients when I thought about Thanksgiving leftovers.

Oats: The Secret Ingredient

Although I love sweet potatoes, (check out Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry, or Sweet Potato Salmon Frittata), I seriously have never thought to use oats, or an oat blend, in a savory dish where there’s gravy. Guess what? It’s genius! In the oven, the oats break down and thicken your gravy, even better than flour or other thickeners would do.

Plus, you get a super nutrition boost from the oats just being in there. Besides oats, sweet potato, apples, and lean turkey are nutrition superstar foods. This recipe also uses all fresh herbs, And the texture is awesome.

A plate of food on a table, with Sweet potato

Thanksgiving: It’s All About Being Thankful

One of the “Thanks” part of Thanksgiving, for me, every year, is that we actually get to have this amazing feast with our family and friends, and, then, we have so much abundance of food that we have to “deal with” leftovers.

I am truly thankful to be blessed with (way) more than enough good food to enjoy with my family and friends. If you’re here, looking at recipes, I’m pretty sure that you are thankful, too, for this. Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. And, while thanks are being given, I’m also, truly thankful for every one of you.

A plate of food on a table with a fork

About This Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

Okay, so this dish is just delicious. Slices of lean turkey breast, layered with apples, and sweet potatoes, are baked in an herb, onion, and oat infused broth. Which makes the whole dish creamy but still not soupy. I’m going to make this again & again.

Oats Are Nutritional Stars

Oats are a nutrient-dense food. They’re high in fibre, plus, packed with important minerals and antioxidants, including manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, zinc, and folate. Oats are a good source of B Vitamins, and high amounts of soluble fibre and help maintain healthy cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels.

Find more in-depth information about the nutritional benefits of including oats in our diets here: Food Feature – Oats

How To Include More Oats in Your Diet

Oats are versatile in savoury dishes, like this recipe for Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake, and others like these Meatless Mushroom Meatballs and these Bean & Lentil Veggie Burgers

Try using oats in a sweet treat recipe, too, like these Whole Wheat Oatmeal Raisin Cookies or Rhubarb Blueberry Oatmeal Bars or Cranberry Date Squares

And be sure to have oats for breakfast: Overnight Oats – Maple Walnut, & Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake


Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

Sweet Potato Turkey Apple Bake is a perfect way to use turkey leftovers, but easy & delicious enough to make from scratch, too.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Colleen


  • 2 cups chicken stock low sodium
  • 1/4 cup Rogers Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato peeled & cut into 1/2" slices
  • 2 apples unpeeled, cored, and sliced into 1/2" slices
  • 1 lb cooked turkey slices
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 1/2 cup Rogers Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains
  • 3 tbsp Rogers Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Lightly coat a 9" x 5" loaf pan with cooking spray
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat bring chicken stock, onions, and oats to a boil. Reduce heat and allow it to simmer 5 minutes. 
  • Remove stock mixture from heat and stir in thyme, sage, salt, & pepper
  • Layer sweet potato slices, then apple slices, then turkey slices, in prepared pan.
  • Pour chicken stock, oat mixture evenly over layered sweet potato, apples, and turkey
  • In a small bowl, stir together topping ingredients
  • Spread topping evenly over top of the casserole
  • Bake, covered with foil, 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake a further 10-15 minutes, until sweet potatoes and apples are fork tender and topping is golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to stand 5 minutes before cutting into slices and serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 466mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3515IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2mg
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Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

 Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake


30 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Bake

  1. I love this combo, Colleen! I never would have thought of putting them together either, but it just sounds so right and looks so delicious! I agree, so fortunate to have more than we need. Leftovers are the best! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. This is a really creative (and delicious!) way to use up some Thanksgiving Day leftovers! Pinning to refer back to after turkey day!!

  3. This looks amazing Colleen! All my favourite fall ingredients in one delicious dish! I might not get a chance to make this for Thanksgiving (as my to-do list is as long as my arm) but I’m definitely pinning this to try sometime this fall!

  4. I love this idea, Colleen! I would imagine that the flavours of these ingredients marry very well together. Thanks for sharing this creative recipe.

  5. YUM!! Such a creative dish and I love the use of oats in addition to the sweet potato and turkey! Such a perfect dish for the Fall and Winter 🙂

  6. This reminds me of a Emirati dish made of savoury oatmeal when we lived in Dubai. Cooking with leftovers definitely forces us to be creative.

  7. What a creative way to use leftovers! Love the addition of apples for natural sweetness. I’ll bet I could substitute gluten-free flour or even oat flour for the 3 Tablespoons of flour to keep this dish gluten-free! Thanks for a great recipe!

  8. All these flavors are spot on! I’m super excited about this dish… it satisfies all my fall cravings without the crazy expense and leftovers. I have these beautiful cranberry colored individual ceramic loaf pans that would be perfect to use for this dish!

  9. This is really so creative. I am a sweet potato lover so always trying to find new ways to use them. This is also a perfect meal for a small family for Thanksgiving.

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