by Olena

Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

by Olena

This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family's favourite.

The other day was very-very hot and I just couldn’t bare standing at the stove for more than 15 minutes. I have originally planned to make zucchini boats but that’s next time when I feel fancy and a thought of oven warming up my kitchen isn’t a death sentence. I would have loved to feast on cold zucchini noodles but that wouldn’t suffice for any of my boys’ appetite. All of the above mentioned circumstances called for a skillet. Chop-chop, stir and dinner is served – similar to zucchini bake, garlic chicken zucchini and corn skillet and Tex Mex chicken and zucchini. I clearly love this type of recipes!

Tips for Cooking and Serving This Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet

  • Use 1 lb of turkey for even healthier skillet. I will try next time.
  • Buy pesto with lower sodium amount. This recipe is perfect for using up leftover pesto – I brought mine in a cooler all the way from California which I bought during our San Diego and Disneyland road trip. Yes, I’m frugal like that.
  • For a low carb dinner, serve this turkey skillet on its own or over spring mix, shredded lettuce or kale.
  • For all my boys I cooked young potatoes with dill as low carb isn’t for them. Truth is I ate some potatoes too because I needed energy for an evening walk and next day’s workout. Brown rice, quinoa or whole wheat spaghetti would be good too.

This 30 minute healthy ground turkey zucchini skillet with pesto is delicious, low carb and one pot dinner recipe that will become your family’s favourite!

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How to Make Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family's favourite.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook for 5-7 minutes, constantly breaking into pieces and stirring. This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family's favourite.
  3. Add zucchini, stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family's favourite.
  4. Turn off heat, add tomatoes and pesto, then stir. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve on its own or over greens for a low carb meal, or with quinoa or brown rice for complete with complex carbs meal.This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family's favourite.
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Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto

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This 30 Minute Healthy Ground Turkey Zucchini Skillet with Pesto is delicious low carb one pot dinner recipe that will become your family’s favourite! Minimum ingredients and effort with maximum flavour.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2.5-3 lbs zucchini, cut into thin slices
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 3/4 cup pesto
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp avocado oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook for 5-7 minutes, constantly breaking into pieces and stirring.
  3. Add zucchini, stir and cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Turn off heat, add tomatoes and pesto, then stir. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve on its own or over greens for a low carb meal, or with quinoa or brown rice for complete with complex carbs meal.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Do not freeze.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. Made this last night for dinner and it was delicious. So easy and light. My family loved it and that was without the cheese. (I forgot to add). Thank you for your fabulous recipes.