This healthy and easy Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet is an amazing dinner any night of the week! I use ground turkey, grated zucchini, red peppers, and red onion plus coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger for an original dinner that the whole family will love!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
This Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet is so easy to make! I love this recipe because ground turkey can usually be boring AF. But, let me tell you it is anything but boring in this recipe. I use coconut aminos along with garlic and ginger for a fresh take on ground turkey. Plus, if you have picky eaters, your kids won't even notice the hidden zucchini in this recipe as it's grated! This recipe is also Whole30 friendly, as you can replace the butter with ghee or olive oil, and skip the rice!
In between all the Christmas cookies and candy – you do have to eat real food. And if you’re anything like me, then you can’t survive on sugar alone – no matter how much you wish you could!
I have to eat balanced and healthy meals along with all my sweets in order for me to feel good. And I love food just as much as desserts! So, today I am sharing this easy dinner with ground turkey. I created this recipe for Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet with my friends at Organic Prairie.
I’m obsessed with Organic Prairie, to say the least. It can be incredibly difficult to find organic meat at the grocery store for me since we have one grocery store! And if you are eating organic, that can be challenging even if you have more than one grocery store!
But Organic Prairie makes it incredibly easy to get all the organic meat you could ever want. You just shop online, and it arrives right at your door – my kind of shopping! So, we order most all of our organic meat online from Organic Prairie!
And I recently tried their Organic Ground Turkey. And you may think that ground turkey can be boring or bland – trust me, as Delaney has always thought this, so it’s a tough sell when I want to buy it! But this Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet is such a flavorful dinner recipe with ground turkey!
When I made this recipe, it blew Delaney’s mind, and he asked me when we would make it again! So, if you’ve been skeptical about ground turkey because you think it’s not flavorful, then definitely give this Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet recipe a try!
This is an easy dinner recipe with ground turkey to serve for a crowd. A trick to stretch this recipe if you have a lot of people is double the rice and mix it into the turkey before serving and you’ll have a lot more to go around!
Can I make this ahead of time?
Yes, this is a super easy dinner to make ahead of time. It reheats incredibly well, as we make this often and it’s just Delaney and me! So we eat it reheated more than we do the day we make it!
What if I don’t want to grate the zucchini?
If you don’t want to grate the zucchini you can slice it into halves instead. If you do this, be sure to add it into the skillet with the red pepper and be sure it’s fully cooked. Zucchini takes a bit longer to cook, which is why I grate it for this recipe. Plus, if you have picky kids, they probably won’t even notice the zucchini!
Can I serve this with white rice?
Definitely! If you prefer white rice, you can serve it with white rice. Or you can serve it with quinoa or even on top of a bed of lettuce.
How should I store leftovers?
Leftovers are best stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Ingredients for Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet
O Organics Coconut Aminos
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper SkilletDifficulty: Easy
My Turkey Zucchini Red Pepper Skillet is a simple and healthy dinner. This flavor dinner recipe with ground turkey is one you'll want to make again and again!
2 packages (24 oz) Organic Prairie Ground Turkey
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1 teaspoon organic ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon organic black pepper
1/2 teaspoon organic white pepper
1 cup organic wild rice
4 tablespoons (57 grams) Organic Valley Salted Butter
4 organic garlic cloves, minced
1/2 organic medium red onion, diced
2 organic large red bell peppers, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 organic large zucchini, grated large
4 tablespoons organic liquid coconut aminos
- Cook the wild rice per instructions on the package and add 1 tablespoon of butter in with the rice and water before cooking.
- In a medium bowl, add the ground turkey, fine sea salt, ginger, black pepper, and white pepper. Stir to combine completely. Set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 2 tablespoons butter, garlic, and red onion. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, until onions are fragrant. Add in the red peppers and grated zucchini. Stir to combine, then add in 2 tablespoons of the coconut aminos. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the peppers are done. Transfer to a bowl, and salt and pepper them. Set aside.
- Wipe out your skillet, so no pieces of zucchini remain (to prevent burning), add in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, and coat the pan. Add in the ground turkey and the remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos. Using a spatula, break it up and continue to cook until the turkey is brown and fully cooked, about 10 minutes.
- Drain off most of the liquid, and turn heat to high, and brown for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add the peppers and zucchini into the skillet with the cooked turkey and stir to combine completely.
- Serve immediately with wild rice.
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