Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

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Ground turkey is a healthy alternative to ground beef that tastes great! Check out this delicious ground turkey recipe for a family-favorite recipe!

Shot of a ground turkey recipe stir fry in a skillet

Ground Turkey Recipes

This isn’t your dad’s ground turkey recipe.

At it isn’t my dad’s ground turkey recipe…Growing up my dad made a dish similar to this one – tons of cabbage, zucchini, etc, but he always used ground beef. It was a much-loved dish in our house and we’d ask our dad to make it for us all the time.

Now, years later, I make a similar dish to the one my dad made, but use ground turkey instead of ground beef. And you know what? It’s even better. (just don’t tell my dad!)

If you’re looking for a delicious ground turkey recipe, then you’ve come to the right place. This dish is delicious, and good for you too!

Raw ground turkey for the ground turkey recipes

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, this is my third year bringing you easy ground turkey recipes using my favorite turkey products created by Butterball. I shared these turkey sausage and veggie kabobs not too long ago and have loved seeing all of your recreations! Apparently my kids aren’t the only ones that go crazy for kabobs ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I’m using Butterball’s All Natural Ground Turkey along with a variety of veggies to bring you another dinner your turketarian kids will love. And trust me, if you’re the one making this dish you are going to love just how easy and quickly it comes together! The ground turkey makes this dish healthier than most stir frys all while adding a great flavor.

spoonful of ground turkey recipe: stir fry

How do you make this ground turkey stir fry?

  1. Let’s start with the veggies! Shred the cabbage, grate the zucchini, slice the green onions, and mince the garlic. Once all the veggies are prepped this dish takes just minutes to assemble!
  2. Next, add a bit of oil and 3/4ths of a pound of ground turkey into a large skillet. Use a full pound if you prefer a bit more meat, otherwise you can use the leftover ground turkey in a smaller portion of this taco salad or these zucchini boats! The great thing about ground turkey recipes is browning the meat produces a lot less fat!
  3. The ground turkey cooks through in about 5-7 minutes and while it is cooking, you can prepare the easy stir fry sauce. It’s only 4 ingredients: soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and brown sugar. Easy!
  4. Now it’s time to add the veggies to the meat. Start with the cabbage and carrots. Once those cook down a bit, add the zucchini, green onions, and sauce.

That’s it!

Is this ground turkey stir fry keto friendly?

Yes it is! It’s also low carb and low calorie! Make sure to check out the nutrition label below the recipe for more information.


Ground turkey recipe ready to eat with dressing on top

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Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

5 from 12 votes
This flavor-packed ground turkey recipe is packed with good-for-you veggies and an amazing stir fry sauce!
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Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

5 from 12 votes
This flavor-packed ground turkey recipe is packed with good-for-you veggies and an amazing stir fry sauce!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword Ground Turkey Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Chelsea


  • 1/2 of 1 head of green cabbage shredded (about 6 cups)
  • 1 small zucchini, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 bunch of green onions, separated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 3/4ths of 1 full pound Butterball Ground Turkey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, I like toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Sriracha Mayo (Optional)

  • 1/3 cup good quality mayo
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Prepare the veggies. Cut the cabbage in half, remove the core, and then finely shred one half of the cabbage. Using a cheese grater, grate the zucchini. Thinly slice 3-4 green onions. Peel the ginger and then finely shred using the small side of your grater or a zester. Mince the garlic.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the vegetable oil, ground turkey, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the ground turkey is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes breaking it up as you cook.
  • While the ground turkey is cooking, prepare the sauce by stirring together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  • Add the cabbage and carrots to the skillet with the ground turkey and continue to stir and cook until the cabbage is wilted. Add in the zucchini, green onions (add to preference), and the sauce. Stir for another 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat. Garnish dish with additional sliced green onions as desired.
  • If desired serve with sriracha mayo. To make sriracha mayo: whisk together the mayo, sriracha, and lime juice until smooth.


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 256kcal


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  1. I wonder how this would be with red cabbage, which is a little more healthful. Could even throw in some kale. I love the versatility of this recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 5 stars
    Made this last night with red cabbage vs. green. Also threw in a green pepper. Used a package of ground turkey that was 1.3 pounds. It wasn’t too much meat. Flavor was outstanding! Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner and my husband and I loved it! Used 1 lb of ground turkey and a bit more cabbage because the head of cabbage I got was huge, but otherwise followed the recipe. Will definitely make this again, thank you!

  4. I’m making this again for the third time. This time with baby bok choy, red cabbage, and sugar snap peas. Last time was with tempeh instead of turkey, mushrooms, red cabbage and baby boy choy. I’m a huge fan as you can tell. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I’m so happy you’re enjoying it! Thanks so much for coming back and sharing what you’re changing about it ๐Ÿ™‚ Gives us all fun ideas!!

  5. 5 stars
    I VERY rarely comment on any recipe… This is hands down one of the best. Seriously. Thanks for sharing. Definitely best with the Shiacha mayo and served over Jasmine rice. It will go into my permanent collection. YUM!

  6. 5 stars
    Thatโ€™s was so yummy… I added slivered almonds and chopped water chestnuts and served an orange sauce with it. Also I served it in Romain leaves. Thank you so much. So delish!!!!

  7. 5 stars
    Found this recipe today, and wow!! Absolutely delicious, and one which i will be making regularly. I swapped the green cabbage for purple and chose not to use the zucchini- instead used red pepper and an onion. It was a very pretty bowl in the end ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you!!

    1. I’m so glad you loved this Ground Turkey Recipe! Those subs sound awesome! Thanks for sharing Laurel! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 5 stars
    Simple and tasty! I cooked my veggies a little less because I like them super crunchy. It was delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    Made this last night. I love this recipe really easy to prepare and delicious! I added sesame seeds to it and used low sodium soy sauce. Love the flavors and the veggies! Thank you !

  10. 5 stars
    My family loves this dish – I usually make it with ground beef but had ground turkey on hand, and found your recipe. It was very good – my family ate it and loved it!

  11. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! I was not expecting it to be so good but it is now going to be one of my favorite dishes. The Sriracha mayo definitely took it up a notch although it would still be great without it!

  12. 5 stars
    Easy & DELICIOUS- you never disappoint Chels! This has become a regular dinner selection because itโ€™s loved by all and packed with veggies. Iโ€™ve substituted the zucchini with sliced bell peppers & used the whole head of cabbage and even have made this without the meat – still always good. Iโ€™d recommend doubling the sauce if you use the entire head of cabbage. I usually add chopped peanuts on top. The sriracha Mayo sauce is a MUST- so much better than any Iโ€™ve gotten at a hibachi restaurant. Thanks Chels!!

    1. You are so sweet! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this and share your tips! I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 5 stars
    I made this last night and all I can say is WOW! This was delicious! I used red cabbage and I left out the zucchini because I didnโ€™t have any. That sauce is so good. I am definitely going to try this with thin sliced chicken and add broccoli and shrimp too. So so good. Thank you for a great recipe๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I am so happy to hear how much you loved this! Those add ins sound awesome! Thanks for your comment Crystal! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I came across this recipe today and made it for dinner. Itโ€™s amazing. My husband, who claims to hate all vegetables, scarfed it down. I got one serving and he got 3. Good with it without the sriracha mayo sauce.

  15. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous dish, Chelsea! I didnโ€™t have sriracha sauce, so subbed Frankโ€™s Red Hot sauce. My husband was very skeptical as he saw me prepping all the veggies, but he was the first one to have seconds! Iโ€™ll definitely make this many times…thank you!

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