Quick meals are a necessity in our household. Not only are we running to and from activities, but my work hours don’t often fall when the kids are in school. This Easy Teriyaki Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe is one of our favorite go-to meals. It’s pretty darn healthy and the kids love it! I’m partnering with Foster Farms to share this fast, easy recipe for you to make for your family too.
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Easy weeknight dinners usually mean popping something premade in the oven and ignoring it. While that is helpful because I don’t have to be so hands-on, I know those types of meals are full of preservatives and sodium.
Instead, I look for or create recipes that utilize items that are fresh but versatile (or forgiving, which means they stand up to overcooking if I get distracted…) and come pre-cut. This Teriyaki Ground Turkey Stir Fry is SO easy and, luckily, the kids love it.
How to Make Teriyaki Ground Turkey Stir Fry
This easy recipe for teriyaki ground turkey stirfry uses just a few ingredients, most of them fresh, and can be made even more “clean” by making your own teriyaki sauce. For the days when I’m extra pressed for time, I use a bottled version.
This is one of those awesome recipes that you can tailor make to your families preferences. You can really load it up with a bunch of types of veggies or use family favorites as I’ve done here.
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 TBSP frozen chopped onion (or 1/4 – 1/2 small fresh white onion, chopped)
1 package 1 lb Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
1 package 10 oz bag shredded carrots
1 package 12 oz bag frozen shelled edamame
1 cup shaved Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
The base for this recipe is the ground turkey. Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey is nutritious and a lean source of protein. It’s 100 % natural with no added hormones or steroids. Which is awesome!
As busy moms, we have so many different things to focus on. It’s nice to know that Foster Farms is making sure that I can serve my family a healthy meal, fast. I plan on adding many more easy ground turkey recipes to my menu plan.
For this ground turkey dinner recipe, I also used fresh, shredded carrots and shaved Brussels Sprouts. I recently found out that Brussels Sprouts, with a little soy sauce, taste a lot like bok choy or cabbage which are flavors my kids like.
I decided to add them to this recipe since I’m always looking for ways to include more veggies and I’m hoping it will help both kids learn to like the flavor more so I can serve Brussels Sprouts more ways. So far they only like them roasted with bacon and maple syrup – not so healthy.
Time Saving Tips
One of the ways that this meal is able to come together so quickly is the veggies I choose. While I always try to use local, fresh ingredients when I can, frozen edamame are a favorite of the kids, cook up quickly and are also full of protein.
I also keep frozen, chopped onions on hand, that help me to layer flavors. Keeping those two things in the freezer means that I can have a flavorful, healthy meal on the table faster.
If you want to take the time to make your own teriyaki sauce, you totally can. It’s a great way to control how much sugar you’re consuming. But for busy weeknights, sometimes you just have to grab a pre-made bottle.
And you would never ever ever catch me grating carrots or shaving Brussels sprouts. Ain’t no one got time for that. Buy them prepped for you.
- In a large non-stick skillet, add the oil and frozen onions and saute until translucent.
- Add ground turkey and brown, cooking thoroughly.
- Add carrots, edamame, Brussels sprouts and water.
- Cover and let veggies steam until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
- Remove lid and let the excess water cook off.
- Add teriyaki sauce and mix well.
- Cook for 2 minutes to let the sauce warm through and marry with the turkey and vegetables.
- Serve over rice, riced cauliflower or as lettuce wraps (don’t forget the water chestnuts!)
One of the reasons I love this recipe is that it is pretty much hands off. Once you get everything in the pan, you can just walk away and it does it’s thing. The sauce gets warmed through, thickens up a little and adds that sweet teriyaki flavor to all the ingredients.
Boom. I love quick meals!This ground turkey stir fry can be made in under 30 minutes! We make this so often I don’t even need to look at a recipe anymore. To keep things interesting for the kids I swap out the types of veggies I use from time to time.
We eat this easy stir fry in a variety of ways. Often we eat it over rice (or brown rice if I can sneak it in) and sometimes we try riced cauliflower. That isn’t a favorite for the kids yet but I love it that way. And don’t even think about steaming your own rice. Microwave that ish, yo.
Riced cauliflower is a great way to add in another veggie! The teriyaki ground turkey makes this meal super kid friendly! I haven’t met a kid yet that doesn’t love teriyaki! I love that this ground turkey dinner recipe makes plenty to feed our family and we end up with leftovers too. Since my kids don’t love sandwiches, they often take this in their school lunches.
While it’s delicious served hot as a quick, easy dinner recipe, this ground turkey teriyaki stir fry is also really great cold for lunch! So versatile!
Once in a while, we really shake things up and turn this recipe into filling for lettuce wraps. We grab some lettuce leaves and water chestnuts (they add the most amazing crunch) and wrap away.
Even my youngest, who doesn’t love lettuce, likes these. This is usually how I eat the leftovers, because, yum.
Feeding your family can be hard. Coming up with a meal plan each week, that they’ll enjoy and is also healthy, is a daunting task. I always want to make good food choices and serve my family something healthy but sometimes I feel like my schedule makes that extra difficult.
I’ve been really taking a look at our diet over the last month and know that making small changes is the best way (at least for me) to create new habits.Locally grown in California’s Central Valley, Foster Farms Organic Ground turkey is raised free-range, on organic land, and fed an organic, vegetarian diet. And no antibiotics. Ever.
I know that if my #TurkeyTuesday meal starts off with this lean protein, at least one meal that week will be something I feel really good about and push me to feed my family better the rest of the week.
Head to the Foster Farms website to learn even more about the only California grown organic turkey. And give this ground turkey stir fry recipe a try this week!
Easy Teriyaki Turkey Stirfry Recipe
Teriyaki Ground Turkey Stir Fry
This is one of our go-to weeknight dinner recipes! It's fast and easy and the kids love it!
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 TBSP frozen chopped onion (or 1/4 - 1/2 small fresh white onion, chopped)
- 1 package 1 lb Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
- 1 package 10 oz bag shredded carrots
- 1 package 12 oz bag frozen shelled edamame
- 1 cup shaved Brussels sprouts
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
In a large non-stick skillet, add the oil and frozen onions and saute until translucent.
Add ground turkey and brown, cooking thoroughly.
Add carrots, edamame, Brussels sprouts and water.
Cover and let veggies steam until crisp tender, about 5 minutes.
Remove lid and let the excess water cook off.
Add teriyaki sauce and mix well.
Cook for 2 minutes to let the sauce warm through and marry with the turkey and vegetables.
Serve over rice, riced cauliflower or as lettuce wraps (don't forget the water chestnuts!)
More Easy Dinner Recipes to Try
- Easy Rotisseries Chicken with Alexia Side Dishes
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup
- Ravioli with Pancetta and Almonds
What ground turkey recipes do you make? Leave a comment below!
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