One Pan Thai Turkey Bowls

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 6

An easy option for a busy weeknight, these Thai Turkey Bowls are not only easy to prepare, but also nutritious and delicious. You probably have all the ingredients on hand already!

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Sarah Remmer

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    2 tsp (10 mL) sesame oil

    2 tsp (10 mL) canola oil

    1 1/2 lbs (625 g) ground turkey

    1 tsp (5 mL) minced garlic

    1 tsp (5 mL) minced ginger

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce

    1/2 cup (125 mL) green lentils

    1/2 cup (125 mL) quinoa

    1 1/4 cups (325 mL) low-sodium chicken broth, divided

    3 medium zucchinis, spiralized

    1 large carrot, spiralized

    1/2 cup (125 mL) diced green onion

    2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds


    3 Tbsp (45 mL) soy sauce

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) maple syrup

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) rice vinegar

    1 Tbsp (15 mL) water

    1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil

    1/2 tsp (2 mL) minced garlic


  1. Heat oils in a large, deep, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, and cook ground turkey until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lentils, quinoa, and 1 cup (250 mL) broth. Stir well, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes until quinoa and lentils are cooked.
  2. Prepare sauce by adding ingredients to a small, microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30-40 seconds, until peanut butter softens. Whisk well until combined and set aside.
  3. When lentil mixture is done, move it to one side of the skillet with a spatula. Add remaining ¼ cup (75 mL) of broth to the empty side of the skillet, and add vegetable noodles. Cover, turn to medium-low and steam for a few minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp and bright in colour.
  4. To serve, divide vegetables noodles into each bowl, top with turkey mixture, add Thai sauce, and garnish with green onion and sesame seeds.

Recipe by Sarah Remmer: Sarah Remmer is a registered dietitian, blogger, media expert, and owner of Sarah Remmer Nutrition Consulting, a pediatric and family nutrition consulting and communications company. Through her writing, videos, and media appearances, Sarah teaches parents how to raise happy, healthy, and adventurous eaters, right from day one!

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 cup (250 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 320
  • Total Fat 14 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Carbohydrates 26 g
  • Dietary Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Sodium 430 mg
  • Potassium 302 mg
  • Folate 35 mcg