Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

Quick and easy teriyaki ground turkey and vegetable skillet made in under 45 minutes. This simple yet complete meal is low-carb, paleo, and keto.

Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables - an easy, low-carb, paleo, keto dinner recipe ready in under 45 minutes | TheRoastedRoot.net

The vast majority of my meals look very similar to this one. Some form of protein and a few different types of vegetables cooked together in a skillet.

Just have a look at my 30-Minute Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet, Turkey and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet, or 30-Minute Chicken Green Curry for example.. 

This method of cooking is so quick and easy and always yields a nutrient dense, flavorful result!

I found myself craving teriyaki recently, so I figured I’d make a skillet out of it. Ground turkey, carrots, radishes, onion, fresh ginger, zucchini, and homemade (or store-bought) teriyaki sauce is the newest object of my affection.

From start-to-finish, this meal only requires about 35 to 45 minutes to make. This is a major win for someone like me who prefers making dinner prep short and sweet. You aren’t sacrificing flavor and are also taking in healthy nutrients with this ultra satisfying meal.

Let’s whip this thing up!

Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables - an easy, low-carb, paleo, keto dinner recipe ready in under 45 minutes | TheRoastedRoot.net

How to Make Teriyaki Ground Turkey and Vegetable Skillet:

First and foremost, you’ll need to either make Paleo Teriyaki Sauce or buy a paleo-friendly teriyaki sauce from the store. Coconut Secret makes a great one!

You’ll need a skillet that is both large (I recommend 12-inch) and somewhat deep in order to fit all of your ingredients. If you have a wok, that would work great!

Heat the oil in the skillet and saute the onion. After the onion is nice and fragrant, add the carrots and radishes. Allow the vegetables to cook a couple minutes to soften.

Scoot all the vegetables off to one side of the skillet, creating space to brown the meat. I simply place the ground turkey in its rectangular form right on the open spot in the skillet and use my hands to pat it down a bit. Brown on one side for a few, then flip and brown on the other side for a few.

Use a spatula to chop up the ground turkey and mix it in with the vegetables.

Add the remaining ingredients – teriyaki sauce, zucchini, baby spinach and sea salt. Cover and cook until the turkey is cooked through, and the vegetables reach desired doneness.

Serve it up in a big bowl with chopped chives and sesame seeds.

Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables - an easy, low-carb, paleo, keto dinner recipe ready in under 45 minutes | TheRoastedRoot.net

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Swap out any of the vegetables for your favorite veggies
  • Replace the baby spinach with kale or chard.
  • Add 3 to 5 cloves garlic if you’re good with garlic!
  • Omit the red onion and chives if you follow a Low-FODMAP diet.
  • Use coconut aminos or liquid aminos in place of teriyaki sauce (just note that the mixture will be a bit watery).
  • Serve with rice if you don’t follow a low-carb diet.
  • Use ground beef or chicken instead of ground turkey.

 

Dig in!

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Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: gluten free, ground turkey, healthy, keto, low-carb, paleo, whole30
Prep Time: 20 days
Cook Time: 30 days
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Julia

A quick and easy low-carb, paleo, keto, or whole30 meal made quick and easy in a skillet with ground turkey, teriyaki sauce, and vegetables!

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch radishes chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce see note*
  • 2 medium zucchini squash chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste

For Serving

  • 1 bunch chives chopped
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large (12-inch) skillet with deep sides over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots, radishes, and ginger. Cover and cook 3 minutes.

  2. Scoot the vegetables off to one side of the skillet and add the ground turkey. Brown on one side for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip and continue browning another 2 minutes. Give everything a big stir to combine it all together.

  3. Add the teriyaki sauce, chopped zucchini, spinach, and sea salt. Cover and cook until turkey has cooked through and vegetables have reached desired done-ness, about 4 to 5 minutes.

  4. Serve with chopped chives and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

*Use homemade or store-bought paleo teriyaki sauce. Coconut Secret is my go-to store-bought sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Ground Turkey Skillet with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving (1 of 3)
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 12g
Protein 31g 62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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