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My Ground Turkey Lettuce Wrap recipe are truly the best lettuce wraps EVER and SO easy! Enjoy this asian inspired turkey lettuce wraps as a light and quick dinner. These are as good as P.F. Changs, but healthier and homemade!

meat mixed with some vegetables in lettuce.

Easy Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This lettuce wraps recipe gives a mouthwatering combination of the warm turkey filling with the cold and crisp lettuce. You are going to love how satisfying these asian lettuce wraps are. 

These ground turkey lettuce wraps are what I make when we get a craving for PF Chang’s style food. It has all of those great Asian flavors like ginger, soy sauce and green onions, but a lot healthier. (And they’re healthier than tacos because the lettuce is, well, lettuce!)

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Paleo, low-carb and keto friendly
  • Quick and easy to make, just 30 minutes
  • Fresh and full of asian inspired flavors
  • Perfect make-ahead meal for lunch or dinner
process shot of the turkey lettuce wraps.

Ingredients needed

  • Green onions: thinly sliced 
  • Pepper: I’m dicing one yellow pepper 
  • Lettuce: I’m using large iceberg lettuce leaves but you can also use butter lettuce leaves. 
  • Ginger: you can use either ground or grated fresh ginger
  • Ground turkey: use any meat you like. Ground chicken and beef work great in this lettuce wraps recipe. 
  • Chili powder: this is what makes your meat aromatic and savory. You can also use red pepper flakes. 
  • Soy sauce: I’m using low-sodium soy sauce for this recipe but you can use regular as well.

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to make ground turkey lettuce wraps

  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the green onions, bell pepper and ginger. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the ground turkey and the chili powder. Cook the stir in soy sauce.
  3. Serve hot turkey mixture in the lettuce leaves. Garnish with additional chopped green onions, optional.
meat mixed with some vegetables in lettuce.

Expert Tips

  • Add some sriracha sauce over your turkey lettuce wraps for a slightly spicy taste
  • If your lettuce wrap is breaking, add another layer or two before scooping in ground turkey
  • To make a turkey taco lettuce wrap, use romaine lettuce
  • After you wash your lettuce leaves, be sure to dry the leaves thoroughly
  • Feel free to add in more veggies or change the protein choice
  • Add some hoisin sauce to add a slight sweet flavor to your ground turkey 
  • Add some water chestnuts or walnuts for crunch

FAQs

Can I use ground beef or ground chicken?

Yes, you can! This turkey lettuce wraps recipe works great with ground beef or ground chicken. 

What lettuce is best for lettuce wraps?

Large iceberg lettuce leaves are my favorite because you just scoop, wrap and devour!

How to store leftovers?

Store the remaining meat in a sealed, airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

meat mixed with some vegetables in lettuce.

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

4 from 2 votes
These healthy turkey lettuce wraps are an easy asian inspired dinner! They're a 30 minute meal that's keto and has 0 WW smartpoints! Made with ground turkey these are so easy and so good – it's one of our favorite easy weeknight meals.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 medium green onions sliced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper seeded and diced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger OR ½ teaspoon fresh ginger root peeled and grated
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 8 large leaves iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green onions, bell pepper and ginger. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add the turkey and the chili powder. Cook, breaking up the turkey, until browned and cooked through (about 5 minutes). Stir in soy sauce.
  • Serve hot turkey mixture in the lettuce leaves. Garnish with additional chopped green onions, optional.

Recipe Notes

  • Add some sriracha sauce over your turkey lettuce wraps for a slightly spicy taste
  • If your lettuce wrap is breaking, add another layer or two before scooping in ground turkey
  • To make a turkey taco lettuce wrap, use romaine lettuce
  • After you wash your lettuce leaves, be sure to dry the leaves thoroughly
  • Feel free to add in more veggies or change the protein choice
  • Add some hoisin sauce to add a slight sweet flavor to your ground turkey 
  • Add some water chestnuts or walnuts for crunch

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 6, 2023

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  1. I made this for dinner tonight. I am not big on ginger or peppers. So I put some chopped up water chestnuts and a little bit of sriracha. Delicious!

  2. Needs some other spice added to it. But I can’t figure out what that is. They are healthy but bland.