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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.
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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Nicole

Sunday 29th of August 2021

So good! I added mushrooms and garlic. Insane easy!

Julia

Monday 30th of August 2021

Yuuuum sounds amazing!! xoxo

Vicky s

Saturday 31st of July 2021

This is amazing. Almost too easy! Anyone pressed for time but still loves good food needs to try this (busy mom, students!)

Julia

Sunday 1st of August 2021

Right?! I love how simple it is and how quickly it comes together. Thanks for the sweet note, Vicky! xoxo

Lynn Perry

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Would love the breakdown of carbs, calories, etc per serving

Andy Jones

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Is this just full of fat or is beneficial to my health?

Julia

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Super low in fat, super high in protein.

Albertina Geller

Monday 20th of July 2020

Great recipe, I will use the zucchini I have grown! Thank a lot Julia for sharing the recipe.

Julia

Monday 20th of July 2020

Ooh la laaaa I love home-grown Zucchini.

My pleasure! I hope you love it!

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