Spicy Ground Turkey Stir Fry is one of the best ground turkey recipes! Low carb, Whole30, paleo and done in under 30 minutes with 7 simple ingredients. This easy meal is great for meal prepping or a quick dinner. A healthy Asian inspired turkey dinner that everyone will love. Load it up with veggies, or just use green beans – it’s up to you!
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If you love quick, easy dinners – you’ll love this ground turkey stir fry. It’s only made with 7 ingredients, it takes under 30 minutes to make, and it’s just YUMMY.
In addition to being made with simple ingredients and coming together quickly has become a staple in our house for a few reasons: it’s veggie loaded (we like green beans but you can add as many veggies as you want), it’s versatile (there’s a long list of substitutions!) and it’s made in one pan.
Even though we love to cook, we get tired of it. And on nights where we’re super close to just ordering takeout – we make this. It has that takeout feel, while still being good for you (and taking the same amount of time to make that delivery would take!)
This recipe is super easy to make, let me show you how!
Ingredients for Ground Turkey Stir Fry
To make this recipe you’ll need:
- ground turkey
- green beans
- olive oil
- coconut aminos
- Trader Joe’s Bomba sauce (or this substitute sauce)
The Bomba Sauce is what makes this dish spicy. If you don’t have Trader Joe’s near you – I found this substitute on Amazon. If you do have Trader Joe’s near you.. BUY this sauce. It’s the BEST.
We put it on pizza, pasta, in marinades, dressings… basically everything. If you love spicy food – you will love this sauce! You can find it in the condiment section at Trader Joe’s.
I’ve included substitutions below for all of the ingredients.
How to make Ground Turkey Stir Fry
To make this ground turkey stir fry:
- Heat your olive oil in a pan. Sauté onion/garlic until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add your ground turkey to the pan and cook until browned, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in bomba sauce, coconut aminos and green beans. Cover and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve over rice or however you like!
Substitutions for this ground turkey stir fry:
This is a super versatile recipe, so use what you have on hand or whatever you like.
Cauliflower Rice– You can sub cauliflower rice with regular rice or quinoa. (Neither are paleo/whole3o)
Turkey – You can sub ground turkey with ground beef or ground chicken.
Vegetables-We like this with green beans, but you could use broccoli or any veggie you like. We also have a recipe for Healthy Asian Turkey Stir Fry that is delicious and uses Trader Joe’s Healthy 8 Mix.
You can also make this stir fry with cabbage or coleslaw mix if you’d like. I’d add it in at the very end (last 3 minutes) rather than letting it cook for 5 minutes. It will require less time than the green beans to cook. Mushrooms, carrots, peppers will all be a good addition.
Frozen Vegetables: We don’t recommend frozen veggies, but you can use them!
WW Freestyle- Use olive oil spray instead of pouring it into the pan to save .5SP per serving . Points are calculated using 99% FF Turkey.
Bomba Sauce –If you don’t have Trader Joe’s near you, I think this would be a good substitute for Bomba sauce. I haven’t tried it yet, but it seems like it would be comparable. The Bomba sauce is spicy, so omit it if you don’t want spice.
Keto/Low Carb: This is a relatively low carb dish (15g). Most of the carbs in this recipe come from the coconut aminos and the green beans. You can substitute a lower carb vegetable for the green beans like zucchini if you’d like. You can also try making a homemade keto coconut aminos substitute. Here’s a link to a recipe.
Additional Spices: You could add 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or pepper to this recipe. I don’t really think it needs any additional spices though. The flavor of the coconut aminos + bomba sauce combined with the onion/garlic is really enough!
How to serve Ground Turkey Stir Fry
There are lots of options for how to serve this stir fry. Here are some ideas:
- Over regular rice: My favorite way to serve this is over plain white rice or brown that we cook in the instant pot
- Over cauliflower rice: Cauliflower rice is great if you’re watching your carbs or following a paleo/Whole30 diet
- Over a salad: I sometimes will eat this stir fry over spinach
- On it’s own: The veggie + turkey combo is pretty filling on it’s own!
- Lettuce wraps: You can skip the green beans and serve just the turkey portion in lettuce wraps
How to store turkey stir fry:
Storing: We store this turkey stir fry in glass containers in our refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezing: We haven’t tried freezing this, but I think it would work.
Reheating: We reheat this in the microwave or on the stove top
Ground Turkey Stir Fry FAQ
Yes, ground turkey and ground beef (hamburger) cook the same. Ground turkey is leaner, so it can get a little bit more dry than hamburger meat.
Yes! Ground turkey is great for stir frying. It browns nicely and can be made in many different ways
Other healthy turkey recipes you’ll love:
Turkey is awesome because it’s versatile, lean, and high in protein. We have a list of the Best Ground Turkey Recipes but here are some of our favorite healthy turkey recipes.
- Healthy Turkey Meatballs
- Meatball Spaghetti Squash Boats
- Paleo Turkey Chili
- Turkey Mushroom Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash
- Healthy Baked Ziti
The Best Ground Turkey Stir Fry
- Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onion + garlic and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent.
- Add turkey to cooked onion and garlic. Cook uncovered until browned, about 10 minutes.
- After turkey is cooked, add in green beans, coconut aminos + bomba sauce.
- Stir together. Cover + cook for 5 minutes so green beans can ‘steam’. You can cook for an additional 5 minutes if you prefer softer green beans.
- Serve with green onions or sesame seeds for garnish over rice or cauliflower rice.