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Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet

Zucchini and ground turkey skillet with ginger, green onion, baby spinach, coconut aminos and dried herbs adds up to a super clean dinner recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes!

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet with spinach and ginger - an easy paleo, whole30, AIP, keto dinner recipe

Ready for a less-than-30-minute meal that will knock your socks off?

True story: I’ve been making this zucchini and ground turkey skillet all summer long. At first, I thought it would be too simple and unimpressive to post, but it has become such a staple in my weekly meal prep that I figured you would get some use out of it too!

Recipe Highlights:

  • Grain-free and gluten-free
  • Low-carb
  • Low-FODMAP (easy on the gut)
  • Lean (low in fat)
  • Protein packed
  • Whole 30, paleo, keto
  • Easy to throw together any ol’ night of the week
  • Amazing for meal prep!

Let’s make it!

How to Make Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet:

Add the avocado oil to a large skillet and heat to medium. Once the oil is hot, place the ground turkey in the skillet and brown it (keep it a brick!) for 2 to 4 minutes, until it’s nice and seared. Carefully flip to the other side and cook another 2 to 4 minutes. 

Use a spatula to break up the meat into smaller pieces, then add the chopped zucchini, ginger, and green onion. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the zucchini begins to soften. Add the remaining ingredients and cover again for 1 to 2 minutes, until spinach has wilted.

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet with spinach and ginger - an easy paleo, whole30, AIP, keto dinner recipe

Stir well and continue cooking until much of the liquid has burned off, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve it up with your favorite side dishes for the ultimate dinner.

I tend to change up the way I consume this recipe, depending on my hunger level and body needs. For instance, I’ll add extra vegetables, and/or eat it with steamed white rice or brown rice. You can do the same depending on what your body is feeling!

Recipe Adaptations:

  • If you don’t follow a low-FODMAP diet, consider adding ½ a yellow onion and 3 to 4 cloves of garlic.
  • Add your favorite veggies! May I suggest carrots, onions, and/or broccoli?
  • Use gluten-free soy-sauce (tamari) in place of the coconut aminos, or use regular liquid aminos
  • Replace ground turkey with ground beef or chicken

And that is all! So simple, so fresh, so clean!

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Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet

Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A paleo, keto, whole30, low-carb, AIP dinner recipe!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the avocado oil to a large skillet and heat to medium. Once the oil is hot, place the ground turkey in the skillet and brown it (keep it a brick!) for 2 to 4 minutes, until it’s nice and seared. Carefully flip to the other side and cook another 2 to 4 minutes. 
  2. Use a spatula to break up the meat into smaller pieces, then add the chopped zucchini, ginger, and green onion. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the zucchini begins to soften. Add the remaining ingredients and cover again for 1 to 2 minutes, until spinach has wilted.
  3. Stir well and continue cooking until much of the liquid has burned off, about 3 to 4 minutes. Serve it up with your favorite side dishes for the ultimate dinner.

Notes

*If you're very sensitive to green onion, omit it. Many people on a Low-FODMAP diet can tolerate green onion (as opposed to yellow onion or red onion), but leave it out if you're unsure whether or not it works well with your system.

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1 of 3
Amount Per Serving Calories 328Total Fat 21gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 31g
Paleo Ground Turkey and Zucchini Skillet - whole30, AIP, keto, low-carb, easy dinner recipe

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Noelle

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

I made this tonight and my family loved it! They said it is a winner. Easy to make too. I used tamari, and added different types of extra vegetables.

Julia

Saturday 1st of October 2022

That's so great to hear, Noelle! Thanks so much for swinging back around to let me know :) xo

Mandi

Monday 26th of September 2022

Hi Julia! I’m on a strict SIBO diet and came across this recipe! It has been my saving grace!! My whole family loves it. Easy, delicious, healthy. I make double batches and just heat up when I need a quick meal. Thank you so much for making this diet so much easier for me! Blessings!

Julia

Tuesday 27th of September 2022

Hi Mandi! My heart goes out to you on your healing journey! I know it can feel like a daunting process, so kudos to you for taking it on! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy this recipe - It was one of my go-tos when I was facing gut issues as well. Thanks so much for the sweet note and best of luck! xoxo

Rae M

Monday 22nd of August 2022

I made this today and OMG I loved it!! I’m on this meats & veggies intermittent fasting and THIS was perfect!! Even my teenager nephew liked it!! LOL and THAT’S saying A LOT!! Thank you!!

Julia

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

Great success! I'm so happy you and your nephew enjoy the recipe! Thanks so much for swinging back around to let us know!! xoxo :)

Debbie Cummings

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

I'm gonna try this dish tomorrow. I am always looking for healthy, easy recipes to make for dinner. This sounds like it would be as easy as it gets. Thanks. I'm going to give this a try tomorrow.

Julia

Wednesday 25th of May 2022

I hope you love it, Debbie! Let me know if you have any questions along the way :)

jojofleur

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Yum! added garlic, shredded the zucchini and onion in Cuisinart; added a splash of Braggs Red Cider vinegar and GF Tamari (in place of Amino Acids) and Twisted off a handful of spinach, rinsed, chopped. Voila - done! and WW and Paleo and Keto friendly. All in under 20 minutes. Thank you.

Julia

Thursday 20th of January 2022

That's great news! Love the changes you made and thanks so much for reporting back! xo

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