Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
Special thanks to Butterball for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own!

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 πŸ™‚

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.

ENJOY!

Ground turkey recipe ready to eat with dressing on top

FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content.

Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

5 from 5 votes
This flavor-packed ground turkey recipe is packed with good-for-you veggies and an amazing stir fry sauce!
Print Recipe

Ground Turkey Recipe {Stir Fry}

5 from 5 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.

 

More Easy Dinner Recipes:

This flavor-packed ground turkey and cabbage stir fry is packed with good-for-you veggies and an amazing stir fry sauce! via chelseasmessyapron.com
FREE BONUS

FREE BONUS

EASY MEAL SECRETS:
How to Make Mealtime Hassle Free!

5 secrets to easy, fast and delicious dinners.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *






15 Comments

  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. πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m so happy you’re enjoying it! Thanks so much for coming back and sharing what you’re changing about it πŸ™‚ 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
    That’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 πŸ™‚ thank you!!

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

Never Miss a Recipe

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.