| | |

Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

Sharing is caring!

Ground turkey skillet with vegetables is a quick recipe that is packed with nutrition and is gluten and dairy free!

Pan with turkey skillet with veggies in it.

When I meal plan I begin with a few things in mind

  • How long will this take me to prepare?
  • Will it make for good leftovers?
  • Do I have to buy everything for it or do I have some of the ingredients on hand?

All of these are equally important to me to be honest. This recipe was created after I was stuck at home for a week with a little one battling Influenza B and I needed something for lunch and had ingredients I needed to use up!

Ingredients for Turkey Skillet with vegetables including zucchini sauces and red peppers

I took note of some of the vegetables I had on hand

  • zucchini
  • onion
  • sweet red peppers

I had just purchased a new grain free rice from Trader Joe’s (Organic Chickpea and Red Lentil Risoni) that I was excited to try as well, and viola… Turkey Skillet with Vegetables was born!

How to make Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

  • Wash and dice all vegetables and add to skillet with oil.
  • Add ground turkey and cook until done.
  • Add BBQ sauce and ranch and stir well.
  • Serve with rice or rice alternative and enjoy!
Up close picture of Turkey Skillet with Vegetables on a wooden spoon

Recipe Highlights

  • You can easily swap out other vegetables if you don’t have these on hand. Other options you could try are sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts or mushrooms.
  • Use a good quality turkey, I prefer to use 93/7 because it adds a bit more flavor.
  • Don’t like ground turkey? This would be delicious with ground beef as well.
  • If you enjoy rice, this recipe would be so delicious with white or brown rice.
  • If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby and would like a grain free option, any chickpea rice would pair nicely.
Plated meal with Turkey Skillet with Vegetables in a white bowl

Recipe Notes

  • I have only tested this recipe with The New Primal BBQ sauce and Tessemae’s Ranch. I purchased them at Whole Foods.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and should be consumed within 4 days.
  • This can easily be prepped ahead by chopping the veggies and thawing the meat ahead of time.

Turkey Skillet with Vegetables

Print Recipe
Skillet with turkey skillet with vegetables
Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes


  • 1 TBS avocado oil
  • 1 zucchini diced into cubes
  • ½ white onion
  • 3 sweet red peppers
  • 1 lb ground turkey 93/7
  • cup BBQ Sauce (The New Primal)
  • cup Creamy Ranch (dairy free) (Tessemae's) which is dairy free
  • 2 cups rice or grain free option


  • Wash and dice zucchini into quarters.
  • Dice onion and sweet red pepper.
  • Cook oil over medium heat in a skillet and add chopped veggies.
  • Once onions are translucent and zucchini has softened (approx 3-5 min), add ground turkey to the skillet and cook until done.
  • Add The New Primal BBQ sauce and Tessemae's Dairy Free Creamy Ranch.
  • Prepare rice, or rice substitute, while Turkey Skillet is cooking.
  • Serve over rice or rice substitute.


  • You may substitute sweet red peppers for 1/2 of a red bell pepper.
  • I chose to use chickpea & red lentil risoni from Trader Joe’s for a grain free option, but you can use any rice that you prefer including white rice or brown rice.
  • I have not made this recipe with any other BBQ sauce or Ranch.  Therefore, I cannot guarantee taste will not be different if you choose to use brands other than the ones I recommended.


Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 427mg | Potassium: 676mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2379IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 540kcal

Similar Posts


  1. Hi, I made this last night and it was SO Tasty!! I will definitely make again. Looking forward to leftovers today. Super easy and quick too. I just recently found your blog. Thank you for your recipes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating