Spicy Ground Turkey Stir Fry is one of the best ground turkey recipes! Low carb 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.
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded box.
Important Note: This is not an authentic stir fry recipe. My goal is always to share recipes that are a bit healthier and made with affordable, accessible ingredients so everyone can enjoy them regardless of their food allergies or dietary restrictions. If you are looking for an authentic stir fry recipe – check out this recipe!
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). We also love our cauliflower fried rice!
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!
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!
Add Ins: Feel free to add in more veggies, nuts, or even beans. You can also check out this Ground Turkey Rice and Beans recipe!
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 Fried Rice: We love our Instant Pot Fried Rice or Stove Top Fried Rice
- Over a salad: I sometimes will eat this stir fry over spinach
- On its own: The veggie + turkey combo is pretty filling on its 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
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