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 with spinach and ginger - an easy paleo, whole30, AIP, keto dinner recipe

Zucchini and Ground Turkey Skillet

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: aip, gluten free, grain free, keto, low-carb, paleo, whole30
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4 servings
Author: Julia

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

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini squash chopped
  • 1 (1-inch) nub ginger peeled and grated
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste

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.

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