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white bowl filled with spaghetti squash, ground turkey and zucchini with a fork
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Turkey and Zucchini Skillet Recipe | Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea

This recipe for easy Turkey Zucchini Skillet is full of ground turkey and vegetables, all simmered together for the perfect family friendly dinner option. This dish is quick, easy and always gets rave reviews. If you're looking for a super simple, healthy meal that can be quickly made on busy weeknights, this is it! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, meat + chicken
Cuisine: gluten free, Italian, low carb + keto
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 zucchini, cut into quarters then chopped
  • 2 15 ounce cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • optional toppings - Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes


  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add oil. Once the olive oil is hot, stir in onions and garlic along with a pinch of salt. Let them cook for 2 minutes or until onions are fragrant and beginning to look translucent.
    oil heating in skillet
  • Push all the veggies to one side of the pan and then using a wooden or rubber spatula, stir in ground turkey and break into small pieces. Season the turkey with salt and pepper.
    cooked onions with ground turkey in skillet
  • Once the turkey has lost its pink color, begin to combine the ground turkey with the onions and garlic.
  • Add in zucchini, oregano, a little more salt and pepper, and tomatoes. Give it a good mix and allow everything to simmer for 15-30 minutes, depending on how soft you like your zucchini.
    zucchini and tomatoes added to skillet with ground turkey
  • Serve over a bed of spaghetti squash (or pasta, rice, cauliflower rice, etc) and top with some red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!
    turkey zucchini skillet over spaghetti squash in white bowl



*We love this dish topped with red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese.
**This would be a great dish for meal prep.  It will happily last up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in your fridge.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 1314mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg