Asian Ground Turkey Stir Fry

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This easy Asian Ground Turkey Stir Fry takes less than 20 minutes to make and is the perfect healthy weeknight dinner.


Stir fries are the perfect weeknight meal since they can come together under twenty minutes. All you need is a lean protein, lots of colorful veggies, and a quick homemade sauce to bring everything together. Easy, satisfying, and affordable.

For this simple ground turkey and veggie stir-fry with an Asian twist, I really want to make things easy so I use a bag of pre-chopped vegetables to cut the prep time. The mix I bought had cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and kale and it worked perfectly.

From there I seasoned everything with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar and drizzled some spicy Sriracha on top to finish things. You could add 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar, maple syrup, or Hoisin sauce if you like a sweeter sauce.

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The other reason I love making stir fries is that they are a clean-out-the-fridge kind of meal. I always seem to have some leftover veggies or meat in the fridge and this is the perfect way to use it.

They are also great for quick meal prep since a ground turkey stir-fry can be used in so many different ways. Make grain bowls, add it to a bowl of greens, make lettuce wraps, or make Asian noodles bowls

Asian ground turkey and vegetable stir fry with carrots, kale, broccoli, and ground turkey in a wooden bowl.

Side Dish Ideas

There are so many different ways to serve this dish from traditional rice bowls to lettuce wraps and more. Here are some dishes that pair great:

  • Make up a big batch of Cilantro Lime Quinoa to make restaurant-style grain bowls at home.
  • For a low carb option, make some Cauliflower Fried Rice or Spaghetti Squash.
  • Grab a head of butter lettuce and make Asian lettuce wraps with some chopped peanuts or cashews on top.
  • To add sweetness, consider serving this with some sliced pineapple or mandarin oranges.
  • For an extra punch of protein, serve some Sesame Soy Edamame on the side.

Recipe Ideas and Tips

Once you start making this easy stir fry, you can mix it up to create all kinds of different versions. Here are some ideas:

  • Make it spicy by adding some Sriracha, Asian garlic chili paste, or fresh jalapenos to the mix. Add them right into the sauce or serve it on the side.
  • Try different vegetable mixes or make your own. This Asian ground turkey recipe will work with pretty much any veggies you like. Try sugar snap peas, asparagus, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, shaved Brussels sprouts, or carrots. Just make sure to cut things small so they cook quickly.
  • Bulk up the dish by adding 1-2 cups of cooked brown rice, quinoa, farro, or rice noodles. 
  • Swap in a different protein. Some favorites include ground turkey sausage, ground chicken, ground beef, ground pork, or plant-based crumbles. It is also delicious with chopped chicken, pork tenderloin, or shrimp. Just watch the cooking time to make sure the protein doesn't overcook.
  • For more of a fried rice feel, add some scrambled eggs to the mix. It's also amazing with a fried egg on top.
  • For a tangy version, consider adding in a few spoonfuls of kimchi. It totally changes up the flavor in the best way.
  • If you like a sweeter stir fry sauce, consider adding some honey or brown sugar to the soy sauce and rice vinegar to sweeten things up. You can also add some chopped pineapple for natural sweetness.

Ground Turkey Asian Stir Fry with vegetables in two wooden bowls with cilantro on the side.

Can I use frozen vegetables?

This Asian ground turkey stir-fry will work with frozen vegetables, it just won't have the same crunch since frozen vegetables are softer. You also may have to drain off a bit of liquid since frozen vegetables tend to release more water as they cook.

How long will this keep in the fridge?

This will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days and is great for meal prep. Simply fill up a bunch of containers with one serving of your favorite grain. Add the Asian ground turkey and vegetables on top and you have lunch packed for the week.

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Asian Ground Turkey Stir Fry

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  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground turkey
  • 16 oz. Asian vegetable mix (mine had cabbage, carrots, broccoli slaw, Brussels sprouts, and kale)
  • 4 tbsp. low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed or coconut aminos for Whole30)
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar

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Heat coconut and sesame oil over medium high heat.


Add the ground turkey, garlic, and ginger. Brown until turkey is fully cooked.


Add the vegetables. Cook until vegetables are just tender, about 4-5 minutes. Add the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Cook for 1 minute.


Taste and season with additional soy sauce if needed.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: About 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234
Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 62mg
Sodium 623mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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February 29, 2024 - 11:26
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I have probably this recipe 20 times.
I've been making this for two years.
My husband & son can't get enough so it's on the menu very often for it's taste, flexibility & nutrition value!
Starting off with the coconut & sesame oils is a great base layer!
I use ground turkey.
I usually dice up 12 large brussel sprouts & add a bag or organic broccoli slaw & some red onion,
keeping with the ginger, garlic & soy/rice wine mix. Serve over rice.
WE LOVE THIS RECIPE! Thank you for sharing!
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Rachel Genella ...
October 22, 2022 - 06:18
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This recipe is a favorite with my family.
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Mary Ann
March 18, 2019 - 13:58
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I loved this!!! I added a few ingredients, sliced water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. I did a frozen mix of veggies, California and Asian also I added baby carrots. I cheated and used jarred garlic and ginger. No leftovers. I am copying this s recipe for my daughter who is away at school and has her first apartment.
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Felix Stanek
April 13, 2019 - 16:56
Did you add the FROZEN veggies to the browned turkey? No thawing first?
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April 15, 2019 - 08:48
It should work fine with just adding the frozen veggies right to the skillet without defrosting. My only recommendation would be to drain any extra liquid from the veggies (if needed) before adding the soy sauce and rice vinegar. Sometimes frozen veggies release a lot of water.
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Jayne Domogalla
November 3, 2016 - 12:53
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This was so easy and delicious! I bought the bagged veggies like suggested so it was super fast to prepare. My husband was surprised that he liked it because there were veggies in it, and said to definitely make it again!
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Shannon Leonard
March 16, 2016 - 20:50
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We loved it! Even our 12 year old enjoyed it! My husband had seconds. Thank you! SO easy and tasty too!
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Alison Querro
October 2, 2015 - 19:34
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So easy - very yummy. First full "paleo" style meal I've made. I used broccoli slaw because it was on sale. It's all gone now, my hubby loved it.
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