Spicy Garlic Dill Ground Turkey and Potatoes (Stovetop & Instant Pot)


A simple fuss-free, flavorful, one-pot dish made with ground turkey, chopped potatoes, and fresh dill. This is a really basic, everyday weeknight recipe – no-frills, just dills. 😁

spicy dill ground turkey and potatoes

Ground Turkey and Potatoes

One-pot recipes (like this and this) are a regular thing here at my house. We usually have some type of protein in the fridge, potatoes in the pantry, and well, when it comes to fresh herbs – it sort of just depends.

Cilantro basically lives here – a full-time resident. Mint is a regular, knows its way around the kitchen. Parsley typically has to request an invite. Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme are always welcome but usually have plans of their own. And Dill? To be totally honest… we sort of forget about Dill until we don’t, you know? It’s just that Dill can be a lot – you need to be in the mood to hang with Dill. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Well, it turns out our friends Serrano and Garlic loooove Dill. They think Dill’s the real dill – the life of the party. Never a dill moment when the three of them are together. 😉

spicy dill ground turkey and potatoes
spicy dill ground turkey and potatoes

They really do make for a great team. Spicy serrano, garlicky garlic, bright and grassy dill. Get them together with ground meat and some potatoes and serve ’em over Basmati Rice or Jasmine Rice.

Do that and you’re in for one dill-lightful dish! Enjoy!

spicy dill ground turkey and potatoes

Spicy Garlic Dill Ground Turkey and Potatoes

spicy dill ground turkey and potatoes

Spicy Garlic Dill Ground Turkey and Potatoes

5 from 12 reviews
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  • 3 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound gold potatoes peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1-2 serrano pepper minced, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill to taste


Stovetop Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet or a dutch oven/heavy-bottomed pot on the stovetop over medium heat, then add ground turkey, potatoes, onion and Serrano pepper and cook for 10 minutes. The meat should be fully browned.
  • Add the garlic and spices and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Turn off the heat, add ¼ cup fresh dill, and stir. Garnish with more dill prior to serving if desired.

Instant Pot Directions

  • Press sauté, add oil, and once hot, add the ground turkey, onion, and serrano pepper and cook until the meat is mostly browned.
  • Add the garlic, spices, and potatoes and mix well.
  • Add ¼ cup water, mix well, then secure the lid, close the pressure valve, and cook for 5 minutes at high pressure.
  • Quick release pressure. Stir in the fresh dill.
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  1. FJD says

    I just made this, and it is superb. Easy, quick, and very tasty. The hint of cayenne gives it a nice bite, and the dill adds a nice finish. I’m keeping this recipe to make again. Thank you!

  2. Jenn says

    5 stars
    This was delicious and so easy to make! I did add 1 cup of chicken broth towards the end and let simmer covered for a few extra minutes bc I think I cut my potatoes too big and they were being stubborn. Also used dried dill when I added the rest of the spices because I didn’t have fresh. So good! Thank you!

  3. Mukta says

    5 stars
    Loved this recipe. I dont like dill so substituted with lots of cilantro. But this was my first ever turkey recipe trial at home and everyone liked it!

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