Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Tarragon

I adapted this Food Network recipe to make it paleo ~ quite simple really as I just replaced the new potatoes with sweet potatoes. It turned out quite well.

Here is what you’ll be needing for this recipe (olive oil, salt and pepper not shown) ~


And, of course, turkey tenderloins ~

Turkey Tenderloins
Turkey Tenderloins

You’ll be dicing your sweet potato into large bite-sized chunks.

Dice Potatoes
Dice Potatoes

Next you’ll be adding the prepared turkey to a large casserole dish along with the diced sweet potatoes.

Add Potatoes to Turkey
Add Potatoes to Turkey

Make a nice broth to pour over the turkey mixture.

Broth Mixture
Broth Mixture
Bake Turkey
Bake Turkey in Broth

You’ll be baking this for about 40 minutes then allowing it to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing the turkey.

Ready to see the recipe?


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) turkey tenderloins
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 large sweet potato cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried tarragon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2.  Place olive oil in a large baking dish then season the turkey tenderloins with salt and black pepper then place them in the baking dish.
  3. Arrange the potatoes all around the turkey and coat them with oil.
  4. Season the potatoes by adding salt and black pepper to them.
  5. Arrange the shallots over the potatoes in the pan.
  6.  In a small bowl, combine the wine, broth, vinegar, and tarragon then pour this mixture over the turkey.
  7.  Roast the turkey and potatoes for 40 minutes until an instant-read thermometer registers at least 160 degrees F then let the turkey rest 10 minutes before slicing crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices.
  8. Now serve your meal with a salad or additional vegetables.

Pretty simple, no?

Here’s the final product. I served my turkey tenderloins with a green salad.Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Tarragon

Roasted Turkey with Sweet Potatoes and Tarragon


Have you ever wondered why paleo eaters don’t regularly eat potatoes? One of the reasons is that the potato causes spikes in our glycemic index which can wreak havoc in our bodies.  Here’s a really good article on it that gives you a lot more detail: The Paleo Diet ~ Potatoes.

Ahhhh ~ but what about sweet potatoes, you say. Sweet potatoes don’t have several harmful substances such as saponins and lectins. 

And ~ that’s all I’ll say on that topic but please feel free to read the above articles along with the comments that accompany them.

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