Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls

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Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls are low carb and great for weight loss on the 17 Day Diet

If you’re looking for easy recipes with ground turkey, you’ve quite possibly found the best Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls that are not only simple to make, but low carb and great for weight loss! 

This ground turkey stir fry recipe uses minimal ingredients, full of nutritious foods like broccoli and lean protein and it’s something you can easily whip up on a busy weeknight. 

I will even bet your entire family will dig into this yummy asian-inspired turkey broccoli stir fry. 

These low carb ground turkey and broccoli bowls are family friendly and easy to make

Ingredients for Turkey and Broccoli Stir Fry

Like most of my low carb recipes, this dish is fairly easy to make. It only includes a few key ingredients, which include:

  • Ground turkey
  • Broccoli
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Soy Sauce or coconut aminos
  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic

The ground turkey stir fry ingredients include turkey, broccoli, red bell pepper and seasonings

Protein Alternatives For Your Stir Fry

If you’re not a fan of turkey, you can really use most any protein. Here are a few examples to use instead:

  • Ground Chicken (or cut up pieces of chicken breast)
  • Tofu
  • Shrimp
  • Salmon
  • Ground Beef 
  • Ground Pork 

Additional Vegetable Ingredients For Your Turkey and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you want to add even more veggies to your Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowl, or if you’re not a huge fan of broccoli, here are a few ideas on what you can add to your bowl:

  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Chili Peppers (for added heat and crunch)

You can add any type of vegetable into your stir fry such as cauliflower, carrots or green beans

How to Serve Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls

If you want to keep things simple, simply serve your ground turkey and broccoli bowls as-is.

However, if you are low carb and want to add a bit more substance, you can serve your turkey and broccoli over cauliflower rice or you may sauté some shredded cabbage to add to your bowls, too.

If you’re not low carb or you’re on Cycle 2 or Cycle 3 of the 17 Day Diet, you can add in the following:

  • Basmati Rice
  • Brown Rice
  • Veggie Based Noodle (Cycle 3)

Ground Turkey vs Minced Turkey Breast

Is ground meat not your favorite?

It’s hard to believe, but some don’t like the texture of ground turkey, chicken or beef.

If that’s you, you can easily do one of two things: mince up a few turkey breasts into small pieces so there is some texture there, or cut the turkey breasts into bite size pieces (i.e. 1/2 inch chunks).

Either way is totally fine. If you opt for larger chunks, you’ll need to cook the meat a little longer. 

You can keep this ground turkey stir fry low carb with riced cauliflower or you can serve it with basmati or brown rice

17 Day Diet Stir Fry Recipe

If you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet, you can certainly enjoy this Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls recipe on all cycles of the diet.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Can I Have This Stir Fry on the Kickstart Diet?

Yes, you can definitely have this yummy turkey and broccoli recipe while on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet. You can have this dish starting on the 3-Day Scrub Phase as long as you use coconut aminos (rather than soy sauce).

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Keto Ground Turkey and Broccoli Recipes

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this stir fry can be eaten as is.

Depending on your fat macros, you may want to use beef instead of turkey if you need a little bump in fat for the day.

If you’re new to keto, make sure you check out my Keto Diet Beginner’s Guide.

Are you unsure of which foods are keto friendly? Make sure you check out my Keto Diet Food List.

Asian Inspired Low Carb Recipes

Here are a few more Asian-inspired healthy family dinners, so make sure you check these out:

If you enjoy this Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls recipe make sure you come back to review the recipe card below. If you’re on social, make sure you tag me @17ddblog so I can see your stir fry.

Low Carb Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls

These low carb ground turkey and broccoli bowls are family friendly and easy to make
Yield: 4 Servings

Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A quick and simple ground turkey and broccoli stir fry for busy nights is all that is needed to stay on a low carb diet!


  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 12 oz package of Broccoli Florets or 1-2 Crowns cut into florets, lightly steamed crisp tender or to your preferred doneness
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Cilantro, sesame seeds or green onion for garnish (optional)

For the sauce

  • 1-2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Pepper, to taste


    1. Heat a drizzle of Olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
    2. Place the sliced red bell pepper into the skillet and saute until the bell pepper starts to become tender, about 3 to 4 mintues.
    3. Once done, transfer the bell pepper to a plate. Set aside.
    4. Drizzle more olive oil into the same skillet and cook the ground turkey until fully cooked through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. (Lightly salt now as you'll add soy sauce later).
    5. Add the cooked bell pepper back to the skillet along with the crisp tender broccoli.
    6. In a small bowl, add the sauce ingredients and mix well.
    7. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine.
    8. Lightly toss the ingredients until everything is coated well with the sauce. Lower the temperature to medium, and allow the ingredients to warm through and to soak up the sauce.
    9. Garnish with your choice of cilantro, sesame seeds, or green onion.
    10. Serve as-is, over cauliflower rice or regular rice.


Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases (use coconut aminos)

Keto Diet

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2 thoughts on “Ground Turkey and Broccoli Bowls”

    • Hi Charlene! You can definitely use frozen broccoli. The recipe calls for you to cook your broccoli first, so I’d recommend doing this to the frozen as well. You can certainly add onions, too!


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