This ground turkey stir fry recipe is especially great because it’s so versatile. With this recipe, you only need a few ingredients to make a ton of vegetables, and they’re super fast.

So how to make it? Follow Apronese in this article to get the recipe!

Customize Your Ground Turkey Stir Fry

You can easily adjust the macros in this meal by increasing, decreasing, or eliminating any of these elements: turkey, vegetables, rice, or nuts.

You can reduce the recipe cost by increasing the vegetables and decreasing the amount of ground turkey.

Use ground beef, pork, chicken, crumbled tofu or tempeh in place of the ground turkey.

Other vegetable options for you are mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, bean sprouts, snap peas, green beans, water chestnuts.

Top with cashews or sesame seeds in place of the peanuts.

Make it spicy by stirring 1-2 tbsp sriracha or chili garlic sauce into the stir fry sauce.

Add some fresh grated ginger to the stir fry sauce for extra zing.

Add cooked noodles at the end instead of serving over rice. Or add a bag of coleslaw mix to bulk it up without adding carbs, instead of serving with rice or noodles.

How to Store Ground Turkey Stir Fry?

How to Store Ground Turkey Stir Fry

This recipe works great for meal prep, but you should store it in the refrigerator rather than the freezer. Freezing will make the vegetables soften further and seep more water. It will stay good in the refrigerator for about four days.

Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe

This super easy ground turkey stir fry is a delicious and versatile recipe for busy weeknight dinners. You can try the suggested variations above to make it your unique dish.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 10 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 25 mins

Servings: 5 (about 1 cup stir fry, 1/2 cup rice)


Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce ($0.24)
  • 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil ($0.16)
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar ($0.02)
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) ($0.02)
  • 1 tbsp water ($0.00)

Stir Fry

  • 2 bell peppers ($2.00)
  • 4 green onions ($0.22)
  • 2 oz. spinach (two large handfuls, or 1/4 of an 8oz. bag) ($0.30)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice ($0.08)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
  • 19 oz. ground turkey ($3.49)

For Serving

  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts ($0.12)
  • 2.5 cups cooked brown rice ($0.60)


  • Make the stir fry sauce by stirring together the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, brown sugar, red pepper, and water until the sugar is dissolved. Set the sauce aside.
  • Dice the bell peppers and slice the green onions.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a very large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the ground turkey and minced garlic. Stir and cook until the turkey is cooked through and no water is left pooling on the bottom of the skillet (8-10 minutes).
  • Once the turkey is cooked and the moisture has evaporated, add the bell pepper and green onions to the skillet. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes more, then add the spinach and continue to cook just until it is about half wilted (1-2 minutes).
  • Pour the stir fry sauce into the skillet. Continue to stir and cook the turkey and vegetables until everything is coated in sauce and the spinach is fully wilted (about 2 minutes more).
  • Serve about 1 cup of the stir fry mixture with 1/2 cup rice and a sprinkle of chopped peanuts over top.


Serving: 1 Cup ・ Calories: 471.32 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 32.54 g ・ Protein: 23.58 g ・ Fat: 27.66 g ・ Sodium: 985.6 mg ・ Fiber: 3.92 g

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How to Make Ground Turkey Stir Fry – Step-by-Step Photos

Easy Stir Fry Sauce in a small white bowl
Step 1: Make the stir fry sauce so it’s ready to go. Stir together 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 tbsp toasted sesame oil, 1/2 tbsp brown sugar, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and 1 tbsp water.

Stir until the brown sugar is dissolved.
Prepped Vegetables for Ground Turkey Stir Fry
Step 2: Next, prepare the vegetables. Dice two bell peppers, and slice four green onions. You can also use about 2 oz. fresh spinach (2 large handfuls or about 1/4 of an 8oz. bag).

No preparation needed for the spinach.
Cooked Ground Turkey and Garlic in the skillet
Step 3: Add 2 tbsp of your favorite cooking oil to a large skillet and heat over medium. Once hot, add 19oz. ground turkey and 2 minced cloves of garlic.

Stir and cook until the turkey is cooked through and all the moisture has evaporated out of the skillet.
Vegetables added to the ground turkey and garlic in the skillet.
Step 4: Add the diced bell peppers and green onions to the skillet. Continue to stir and cook just until they begin to soften (about 2 minutes).

Don’t let them cook too much since they will continue to cook over the next few minutes as more ingredients are added.

Add the spinach to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes more, or until the spinach is about half wilted, like in the photo.
Add Stir Fry Sauce to Ground Turkey Stir Fry in the Skillet
Step 5: Then, pour in the stir fry sauce.

If your brown sugar wasn’t completely dissolved and some remains on the bottom of the bowl, scrape that into the skillet.

Stir and cook everything for 1-2 minutes more, or until everything is coated in sauce and heated though.

Step 6: Serve about 1 cup of the ground turkey stir fry with 1/2 cup cooked rice, and some chopped peanuts over top.

You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand, make it spicy or mild, serve it with rice, noodles, or with shredded cabbage for a low carb option.

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