Healthy Turkey Stew Recipe

Healthy Turkey Stew RecipeEvery time I make my turkey burgers, I have some leftover ground turkey because I usually only cook for two. This means coming up with new, creative ways to use it. This healthy turkey stew recipe is an example of that.

I created the aforementioned turkey stew by adding some quinoa, one of my favorite grains, and some root vegetables (carrots, onions, parsnips). Cooking the vegetables in coconut oil gives them a rich, buttery flavor. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, but it contains the “good” type of saturated fatty acid, so no need for concern there. 

The flavor in this healthy, gluten-free turkey stew recipe turned out really nice. And, it’s good for you. It contains 29 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 370 calories … not too shabby!


[table]Prep Time,Cook Time,Serves

10 min,25 min,2[/table]


Ingredients: Healthy Turkey Stew Recipe

  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsnip
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. savory
  • 1/4 tsp. parsley
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • Black pepper (to taste)



1. Cook the ground turkey in a pan until it’s cooked through (or use leftover ground turkey like I did).

2. Clean and dice the onions, carrots, and parsnips. Add 1 T of coconut oil to a pan, heat to medium, and add carrots. Cook for 7-8 minutes.

3. Add the onions and parsnips and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

4. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse.

5. Add quinoa and ground turkey to pan, along with garlic, salt, herbs, and black pepper. Stir together.

6. Cook on low heat for an additional 5 minutes or so to let the flavor meld.


Nutrition Facts

370 calories, 16.5 g fat, 31 g carbs (6 g fiber), 29 g protein, 380 mg sodium

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