Ginger + Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Here is an oh-so-simple weeknight dinner that is SO deliciously easy — Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry!

Ginger + Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Yeah, yeah…I know exactly what you are thinking — ground turkey is not good. Well, when it is lathered in delicious flavors IT IS! And I can promise you that this Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry is particularly flavorful and absolutely delicious. It has a hint of ginger, a hint of spice and a touch of nuttiness from the peanut butter that all come together for a flavorful bite. Served the ground turkey over rice (or cauliflower rice if you prefer) and top with a variety of fragrant fresh herbs, and you will have an absolute home run dinner that you’re going to want to add to your weekly dinner rotation. 

And if you are still not quite convinced, even my husband Clayton — someone who typically snickers when I say I’m cooking with ground turkey — absolutely LOVED this dish! I have some other fun, delicious recipes using ground turkey that are wonderful if you want to check them out!

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Ginger and Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Ginger + Peanut Butter Ground Turkey Stir Fry
Serves: 4 people
5 from 6 votes


For the Ground Turkey Stir Fry:

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large shallot finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 inch knob ginger peeled and finely grated
  • 2 pounds ground turkey preferably dark meat
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter or almond butter *use unsweetened Almond butter to keep Whole30
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced (white and green parts)

For Serving:

  • Steamed White Rice *Use Cauliflower Rice for Whole30
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Fresh Thai Basil Leaves
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves


  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic, and grated ginger and cook, stirring and being careful not to burn, until soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the turkey, salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the meat with the edge of a wooden spoon, until the turkey is cooked through and no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut aminos, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, lime juice and sriracha. Whisk until well combined and smooth.
  • Pour the sauce into the ground turkey mixture along with the sliced green onions. Continue to ok, stirring, until the turkey is well coated and the green onions are just tender, about 3 more minutes.
  • Serve over steamed rice, if desired, and top with fresh herbs.


  • Reply
    April 13, 2021 at 2:42 am

    5 stars
    This was great! Served with Cauli Rice and Carrots….worked very well to not add the Sriracha so kids would eat it 🙂

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    April 12, 2021 at 1:23 am

    OMG!!! This is incredible. Perfect in lettuce wraps! This will definitely be on repeat!!

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    April 8, 2021 at 1:04 am

    5 stars
    She does it again!! This will be one of our new favs. We literally only eat out of Defined Dish so love it when we find another weekly fav, because we love everything Alex makes!

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      April 8, 2021 at 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much!! Glad it was a hit!!

  • Reply
    April 8, 2021 at 12:03 am

    5 stars
    another win, Alex! So good and easy!!!

  • Reply
    April 7, 2021 at 3:42 am

    5 stars
    5 stars! This was a delicious and flavorful dish. Maybe next time I will measure the peanut butter since it was a little sticky. I threw in some leftover green beans from Easter which also went over well.

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    April 6, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    this looks great and easy! if I wanted to add a veggie to this stir fry, what would you recommend? and would you increase any of the seasonings? thank you!

    • Reply
      April 7, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      I would add green beans, sliced zucchini or snap peas!!

  • Reply
    April 6, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t have fresh ginger. How much ground do you think I should use?

    • Reply
      April 6, 2021 at 5:51 pm

      id use 1 tsp!

      • Reply
        April 7, 2021 at 2:07 pm

        My husband and two teenage daughters all liked this dish. That almost NEVER happens! This is going in to my rotation. The ground ginger seemed to work great. Thanks for sharing!

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        Wendy C
        April 7, 2021 at 9:24 pm

        Any thoughts on making it a little spicy? What would you add?

        I added a handful of chopped mushrooms & 1/2 a thinly sliced orange bell pepper at the end. Was delicious!

        • Reply
          April 8, 2021 at 12:52 pm

          More sriracha should do the trick! Or top it was thinly sliced jalapenos/serranos if you prefer!

  • Reply
    April 6, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Is this too spicy for a toddler?

    • Reply
      April 6, 2021 at 11:58 am

      I’d hold off on adding the sriracha. and adults can add a squeeze of sriracha on top of their individual bowls!

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    April 5, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! This was absolutely delicious and will be in our 2 week meal rotation now. I recently went peanut free so I used almond butter which was delicious.

    • Reply
      April 5, 2021 at 11:22 pm

      so glad you love it!!!

  • Reply
    April 5, 2021 at 3:17 am

    5 stars
    I’m not sure why I’m even suprised, but Alex made ground turkey taste delightful. I used almond butter and it came out so good. If you like spice, be sure to top with fresh jalapenos..yum yum yum!

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    Phyllis G
    April 3, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Alex, this looks great. Can’t wait to make it. One quick question though -,is it 2lbs of ground turkey or 1lb ? Thank you.

    • Reply
      April 5, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      2 pounds!

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