This Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe is an easy dinner recipe with lean ground turkey, vegetables, cashews, and a sweet and savory stir fry sauce. Serve it all on its own or over rice for a great weeknight dinner.

Close up shot of ground turkey stir fry on a plate

We enjoy making stir fry recipes because they’re easy, and there are many ways to switch up the meat and vegetables. It’s one of our favorite ways to use leftover veggies in the fridge.

For this recipe, I combine ground turkey with broccoli, onions, and mushrooms for an easy stir fry dinner. Some cashews for crunch and an easy stir fry sauce pull it all together.

You don’t need any fancy equipment, either. Traditionally, stir-fries are made in a wok, but a large skillet works great.

In this post, we cover how to stir fry ground turkey with veggies, so it’s all cooked perfectly. You don’t need to worry about mushy vegetables with this recipe – they come out crisp-tender and are really delicious.

Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients
  2. How to Make Ground Turkey Stir Fry
  3. Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe Variations
  4. Make-Ahead and Storage Tips
  5. More Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes
  6. Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe Recipe


  • Water
  • Low-sodium soy sauce
  • Ground ginger
  • Cornstarch
  • Brown sugar
  • Cooking spray
  • Ground turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Broccoli florets
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced white mushrooms
  • Minced garlic
  • Toasted cashews
  • Salt and black pepper

How to Make Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Make the Sauce: Combine the water, soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch, and brown sugar in a bowl.

Brown the Turkey: Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and brown the turkey over medium heat. Once it’s cooked through, remove it from the skillet to a plate.

Stir Fry the Vegetables: Heat the olive oil in the same skillet and add the broccoli and onions. Once the onions are softened, add the mushrooms and garlic and cook them for three to five minutes.

Combine and Add the Sauce: Add the cooked ground turkey and nuts and stir to combine. Add the sauce and cook the stir fry for two minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

Overhead shot of ground turkey stir fry in a cast iron pan

Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe Variations

Meat: Use ground chicken, pork, or lean ground beef instead of ground turkey.

Veggies: You can use your favorite stir fry vegetables like chopped bell peppers, baby corn, snap peas, carrots, or green onions.

Nuts: Almonds or peanuts would work well instead of cashews.

Sides Dishes: We like this ground turkey stir fry over cooked brown or white rice. It’s also great with cauliflower rice, or try it with your favorite stir fry noodles.

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips

Ground turkey broccoli stir fry is great to make ahead because it keeps well in the refrigerator for several days.

Make the dish as instructed and allow it to cool before storing it in airtight meal prep containers. Keep them in the refrigerator for three to four days.

Reheat them in the microwave or warm the stir fry in a skillet on the stove for easy lunches and dinners.

Two plates full of ground turkey stir fry with rest of the dish in the background

More Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Two plates full of ground turkey stir fry

Ground Turkey Stir Fry Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Ground Turkey Stir Fry is a healthy, easy dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights. It can be customized in so many ways!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving


Main Dish

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 onion sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup cashews lightly toasted
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray


  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • Prepare sauce by stirring together the water, soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch and brown sugar.
  • Heat cooking spray in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook ground turkey until no longer pink breaking into small pieces. About 4-5 minutes. Drain and remove from skillet and put on a plate.
  • In the same skillet add olive oil. Then add broccoli and onions. Once onions start to soften add mushrooms. When mushrooms start to soften, 3-5 minutes. Add ground turkey and cashews into the skillet for one minute. Then add sauce to combine with all ingredients. Heat for another 2 minutes. Serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can serve this alone or over rice.
  • You can substitute your favorite vegetables for the broccoli.
  • You can also use ground beef instead of ground turkey.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 313IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner, easy skillet meal, ground turkey, stir fry, veggie stir fry, weeknight dinner
Two plates full of ground turkey stir fry with recipe title on bottom of photo

This ground turkey and veggie stir fry is great if you want an easy dinner recipe with lots of vegetables. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious – give it a try soon!

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  1. 4 stars
    Yummy! I needed to use up my cabbage and carrots but I had no chicken to use (as part of my typical stir fry), which is when I found your recipe. It was great and I loved the sweetness of the sauce. Simple too! I substituted fresh ginger, added black sesame seeds, and put everything over rice. I’ll keep this recipe handy for sure. 👍🏻