Main Course

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey is a light, healthy, and delicious meal that can be eaten alone or served with rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, or kale.  You must be a fan of pesto to enjoy this dish, otherwise you could substitute the pesto for tomato sauce.  This low-carb meal is high in protein, and contains many great nutrients from the zucchini and high in fiber from the beans.

pesto zucchini ground turkey

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey is a quick, twenty-minute recipe that will not turn noses.

Yields about five servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, shredded or sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, shredded (optional)




Directions:

In a skillet over medium heat begin to brown the ground turkey.  Drain grease.  Add in garlic, cannellini beans, onion, zucchini, salt, pepper, pesto, and parmesan.

I used a Veggetti to finely shred the zucchini, but you can also slice zucchini with a knife.  A Veggetti is a small hand-held tool that creates noodles out of vegetables.  So cool!

Stir and let simmer for about ten minutes.

Best when served with quinoa, rice, sweet potatoes, or kale.

Store leftovers in an airtight container, and have for lunch the next day!

pesto zucchini ground turkey

Try these amazing Zucchini Fritters recipe if you found this recipe to be appetizing!




 

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey

Pesto Zucchini Ground Turkey is a very easy dish to bring together. A perfectly healthy and savory medley that elicits an Italian aroma.  

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, shredded or sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, shredded (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, begin to brown the ground turkey. Discard grease and add in garlic, cannellini beans, onion, zucchini, salt, pepper, pesto, and optional parmesan.

  2. Stir and let simmer for about ten minutes until the onions and zucchini are soft. Best when served with brown rice, quinoa, or sweet potatoes. 

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” | Proverbs 3:5-6

Share with friends ♥︎

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *