Ground Turkey Stir Fry – GypsyPlate

Sauteed Ground Turkey – So who’s ready for the easiest weeknight dinner ever? It’s easy, super fast, sneaks in loads of veggies, and is made with the leanest protein out there… You guessed it right.

This is one of the healthiest and most flavorful ground turkey recipes! Add whatever veggies you have on hand, whip up a quick homemade sauce from your pantry, and sizzle your wok in minutes to make this healthy stir fry recipe for your family…all in under 25 minutes!

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!

Busy weeknights are demanding, and there’s always the question of what to cook that’s tasty, yet nutritious and healthy for the whole family. You are tired at the end of the day and looking for a quick cook time in the kitchen.

This is where stir fry comes into play. A quick cut-off time, then everything happens in an instant. And if you use the right amounts of aromatics and sauces, it makes for a delicious and satisfying meal.

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!

We love our stir fries, all bursting with beautiful flavors, whether it’s our pork stir fry, Beijing beef, or Hunan shrimp.

Any kind of protein is great in this veggie-packed Asian avatar. But ground turkey is a total win-win, as it’s not only delicious, but being a lean protein, it’s the number one choice when looking for a healthy meal option.

This stir fry is also a great idea for meal prepping ahead of time. Make a giant wok of this ground turkey stir fry and have your weekday lunches ready, serve with rice or noodles, or even cut carbs with some of the great ideas below.

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!
  • ground turkey
  • Vegetables – bell peppers (use various colors to give your stir-fry a nice color), zucchini, carrot, mushrooms and scallions (white and green parts separated).
  • Aromatics – ginger and garlic.
  • Stir fry sauce – We use a combination of different Asian sauces to create an amazing tasting stir fry sauce for this recipe. But if you forget one or two, you can definitely work with whatever you have in your pantry. We use a mixture of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, honey, rice vinegar (or white vinegar), and sriracha.
  • Oil
  • Sesame seeds – to decorate.

As we said before, this happens in a few blinks. So gather all your ingredients and prepare the vegetables by chopping or dicing them. (Make sure they are cut the same small size for quick and even cooking.)

Mix all the ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a bowl and set aside.

Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the ground turkey. Stir and cook until turkey is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a minute. Add all the diced vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring often. Cook vegetables to your preferred tenderness.

Add the stir fry sauce and cook, stirring, for another 2-3 minutes, until everything is coated with the stir fry sauce. Remove from heat and garnish with the green parts of the spring onion, along with the sesame seeds.

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!
  • Use other vegetables. Think broccoli, peas or snap peas, snap peas, spinach, green beans, water chestnuts, cabbage, red cabbage, or baby corn.
  • Use different proteins like ground chicken, ground pork, or ground beef instead of ground turkey.
  • Make it a ground turkey egg roll bowl by adding a bag of coleslaw or shredded cabbage. Scramble some eggs and mix them up. Excellent low carb option.
  • Give it a touch of Thai basil by adding hot red Thai chili peppers, a cup of basil, or Thai basil, along with a tablespoon of fish sauce.
  • On lazy days, instead of snacking, use pre-cut fresh greens or frozen mixed greens.
  • Add crushed nuts like peanuts or cashews for a great crunch.
This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!
  1. Serve over hot, fresh jasmine or basmati rice with garnishes like sesame seeds and the green parts of scallions.
  2. Serve it over noodles. Alternatively, you can mix precooked noodles right in the pan and turn them into stir fry noodles.
  3. Turn it into lettuce. This stir fry will go great as a lettuce wrap mix for another low carb option.
ground turkey mix in lettuce wraps

This is an excellent contender for meal prep, as leftovers are great for five days refrigerated in an airtight container. Make a large batch, you can double the recipe. Divide it into portions. Simply reheat it before digging.

To reheat the stir fry, microwave it or heat it in a skillet on the stove for a few minutes, until heated through.

We can even recommend freezing this for up to 3 months, for best quality and easy meal prep for future meals.

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!

Now you know exactly what to cook with ground turkey. It is such a beautiful and delicious meal, super easy that you will cook over and over again.

Be sure to check out our other stir fry recipes on GypsyPlate, and check back again for all the new flavors waiting for you…

This ground turkey stir fry is one of the easiest weeknight dinners you can imagine.  Plus it's tasty and nutritious!

Enjoy these other easy and delicious stir fry recipes!
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Thai Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Vietnamese beef
sesame chicken
Kung Pao Chicken
Korean ground beef

Ingredients

stir fry

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced

  • 1/2 orange or red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 zucchini, diced

  • 1 carrot, diced

  • 6 oz mushrooms, diced

  • 4 green onions, white and green parts separated and diced

  • 4-5 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons of oil

sauce for stir fry

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 1/2 tablespoon of honey

  • 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

to decorate

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the stir fry sauce in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the ground turkey. Stir and cook until turkey is cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for a minute.
  3. Add all the diced vegetables and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Cook vegetables to your preferred tenderness.
  4. Add the stir fry sauce and cook, stirring, for another 2-3 minutes until everything is coated with the stir fry sauce.
  5. Remove from heat and garnish with the green parts of the spring onions, along with the sesame seeds.
  6. Serve over hot rice or noodles.

Nutritional information

Yield 4

Portion size 1

Amount per proportion

calories 400total fat 19gSaturated fat 4gTrans fat 0gunsaturated fat 18gCholesterol 118mgSodium 1196mgcarbohydrates 25gFiber 5gSugar 12gProtein 36g

Nutritional information calculated by Nutritionix.

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