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Ground Turkey Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

It’s a healthy ground turkey recipe today! Ground turkey stir fry with cauliflower rice is an easy 30 minute weeknight dinner in a bowl — Enjoy all of your meat and veggies, together in one handy low carb dish.

ground turkey stir fry

I know that a ground turkey stir fry isn’t necessarily traditional, but figured: If you can use ground pork in a stir fry, why not? This Ground Turkey Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice is a filling twist on your more usual stir fry dinners, and makes for a great all-in-one 30 minute weeknight meal.

riced cauliflower

Here I also threw in a bag of riced cauliflower that has been languishing in my freezer for a while. This helped add a little more texture and break up the meaty turkey in this hearty stir fry recipe. Using riced cauliflower rather than rice keeps the recipe pretty low carb, too — although the sauce does contain a little brown sugar, it’s not much when divided among four servings and helps keep this a healthy weeknight ground turkey recipe.

Note also that ALDI carries frozen riced cauliflower as a regular buy now! If you prefer, though, you can simply make your own by pulsing fresh cauliflower florets in your food processor until they are at the right riced consistency.

Bowl of ground turkey and veggie stir fry

How’s that for a pretty all-in-one dinner bowl?

Ground Turkey Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

– for the sauce

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil (optional, but recommended)
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

– for the stir fry

1 lb ground turkey
2 Tbsp canola oil, divided
1 tsp sesame oil (optional, but recommended)
1/2 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
8 oz broccoli crowns, cut into florets
1 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
12 oz bag frozen riced cauliflower
Chopped green onions, optional

Directions

Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.

Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up as you go, until cooked through. Remove to a separate bowl.

Add 1 Tbsp canola oil and 1 tsp sesame oil to the same skillet and heat briefly over medium-high heat. Add onion and broccoli and stir fry over medium-high heat for two minutes.

Stir in the 2nd Tbsp of canola oil along with the bell pepper, garlic and mushrooms, then continue to stir fry for another three minutes, stirring occasionally.

add riced cauliflower to a stir fry

Gently stir in the frozen riced cauliflower and continue to stir fry over medium-high heat until cauliflower is heated through and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.

Return the cooked ground turkey to the pan. Stir the sauce to recombine the ingredients, then add the sauce to your skillet and continue to stir fry, stirring occasionally, until everything is nicely combined and heated through.

Top your ground turkey stir fry with optional chopped green onions, and serve. Add additional soy and/or chili garlic sauce to taste, if desired.

Note: You can change up the veggies as desired — green beans would be great in this recipe, or you could wilt in some chopped spinach or kale near the end.

A fun and different 30 minute ground turkey stir fry recipe

Ground turkey stir fry

Dinner in a bowl, done! Get all of your meat and veggies together in one dish when you stir fry up this easy 30 minute weeknight dinner recipe for four. This recipe contains just enough sauce to impart flavor, but don’t expect it to be overly “saucy” — since you’re not serving it over rice or another grain to soak that up.

This recipe for ground turkey stir fry with cauliflower rice is low carb, and can also easily be gluten free if you choose to use a GF soy sauce or tamari.

More Ground Turkey Recipes?

If you’re not feeling the stir fry tonight, or if you have a large pack of ground turkey to use up, maybe one of these other ground turkey recipe ideas will strike your fancy…

… Or, simply substitute ground turkey in just about any recipe where you would normally use ground beef.

Ground Turkey Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice, printable recipe

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Ground Turkey Stir Fry with Cauliflower Rice

Dinner in a bowl, done! Get all of your meat and veggies together in one dish when you stir fry up this easy 30 minute weeknight dinner recipe for four.
Course dinner
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

- for the sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil optional, but recommended
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

- for the stir fry

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil divided
  • 1 tsp sesame oil optional, but recommended
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion halved and thinly sliced
  • 8 oz broccoli crowns cut into florets
  • 1 red orange, or yellow bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 12 oz bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • Chopped green onions optional

Instructions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Brown the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up as you go, until cooked through. Remove to a separate bowl.
  • Add 1 Tbsp canola oil and 1 tsp sesame oil to the same skillet and heat briefly over medium-high heat. Add onion and broccoli and stir fry over medium-high heat for two minutes.
  • Stir in the 2nd Tbsp of canola oil along with the bell pepper, garlic and mushrooms, then continue to stir fry for another three minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Gently stir in the frozen riced cauliflower and continue to stir fry over medium-high heat until cauliflower is heated through and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.
  • Return the cooked ground turkey to the pan. Stir the sauce to recombine the ingredients, then add the sauce to your skillet and continue to stir fry, stirring occasionally, until everything is nicely combined and heated through.
  • Top your ground turkey stir fry with optional chopped green onions, and serve. Add additional soy and/or chili garlic sauce to taste, if desired.

Notes

You can change up the veggies as desired -- green beans would be great in this recipe, or you could wilt in some chopped spinach or kale near the end.

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Recipe Rating




Katie

Wednesday 21st of August 2019

My husband doesn’t care for oriental dishes, but he liked this! We used the ground chicken that was on sale rather than the turkey, and it was great. Would definitely make again. Easy and tasty!

Evan Ga

Friday 21st of June 2019

Love the recipe. I use sams riced cauliflower. And sometimes a frozen stir fry veggie mix. Still add the mushrooms and a little extra sauce. Family favorite and I’m a dad cook.

Davinia

Thursday 13th of September 2018

I had to sub rice because we are rice lovers. This is amazing. I had 3 helpings, I don’t think I have had 3 helpings in years. Siracha on top made it.

Colleen Petty

Thursday 13th of September 2018

I added zucchini instead of broccoli, I used too much broccoli earlier in the week. It turned out really nice. You are a life saver for these Aldi Meal plan!!

Kelsey

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

Would I need to adjust the recipe terribly if I substituted small shrimp for the ground turkey? I have a thing of salad shrimp in my freezer that I thought I could use instead of buying the ground turkey.

rachel

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

I've never honestly used salad shrimp in stir fry -- they are super small, though, so I'd just saute them quickly in a little olive oil & garlic until pink, remove to a bowl, then add them back in to the stir fry at the end. Let us know if you try it. :)

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