Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet

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Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower Skillet
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Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower -  #turkey #cauliflower #eatwell101 #recipe - A rich and indulgent bowl of comfort with a healthy twist!

Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower – A rich and indulgent bowl of comfort with a healthy twist! Ground turkey is filled with the flavor of spices and herbs and cooked along deliciously crunchy cauliflower. A nutritious low-carb, keto, paleo main dish for dinner. This garlic butter turkey with cauliflower is ready in less than 30 minutes, everyone will ask for more of this keto / low-carb comfort food! Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Garlic Butter Ground Turkey with Cauliflower

  • 1 lb (450g) ground turkey (or ground chicken)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, sliced into florets
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) low-sodium soy sauce (or coconut amino, for Paleo)
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (we used Sriracha)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (or parsley)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • Red chili pepper flakes
  • Lemon slices, for garnish

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1. To make the Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower: Heat a large skillet over medium-low with one tablespoon of vegetable oil. Saute the pre-cooked cauliflower florets in the skillet, under slightly golden brown – make sure not to burn cauliflower. Deglaze with lemon juice, add some fresh cilantro, salt, and pepper to your taste, and toss to coat well. Remove to a shallow plate.

2. In the same skillet (rinse the skillet if cauliflower has burnt), melt butter with one tablespoon oil and cook ground turkey, breaking the meat apart with a wooden spoon. When the turkey meat is no longer pink, add garlic, the onion powder and give a quick stir. Add soy sauce, water, and hot sauce and continue cooking, stirring regularly, for a couple of minutes.

3. Push ground turkey aside and return the cauliflower to the skillet. Reheat quickly and coat cauliflower in the sauce. Add a drizzle of sesame oil, sprinkle with fresh chopped cilantro, and red chili pepper flakes, and garnish with lemon slices. Serve the Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower immediately – enjoy!


  • To cook cauliflower quicker: Throw the cauliflower florets in a bowl and add 1/4 cup (60ml) water, cover, and microwave for 4 minutes before sauteing.
  • If you want more sauce: remove the cooked ground turkey from the pan and add butter, garlic, and onion powder. Deglaze with soy sauce and hot sauce, and add a few drops of water if necessary – You can use the same quantities as the ingredients list. Transfer to a small bowl and serve along with cooked ground turkey and cauliflower.
  • Make sure to use low-sodium soy sauce and don’t add salt to the recipe. The dish is already salty enough!

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  • Candis Mrumlinski

    2024-01-06 21:16:13

    This is my second time making it for my family. I make it exactly as the recipe says but I don’t make the extra sauce. It’s incredibly delicious! It’s part of my recipe collection for meals I will make over again. .

  • Erica

    2023-12-16 19:24:15

    Made this tonight for the first time, our whole family loved it! Used Gochujang instead of Sriracha, will definitely make again.

  • Amanda

    2023-10-24 07:09:07

    This was surprisingly tasty. Not sure you need all 3 tablespoons of butter.

  • Susan Andrews

    2023-09-25 20:34:52

    My family including 3 year old loves

  • Kendra

    2023-05-07 20:12:58

    Definitely use the low sodium soy sauce. The first time I made it, it was a tad too salty. Second time I made it we subbed thin cut sirloin pieces instead of ground turkey and added about half the water (since steak cooks juicier) and it was pretty tasty! Love how easy and quick it is! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Gail

    2023-01-25 17:17:20

    Loved this! Seriously this was delicious as is. Next time I will add mushroom as I love them. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

  • K.A.E.

    2022-10-27 00:11:59

    This was delicious! My husband and I are doing keto, while the kids ate this over a bit of rice. Everyone loved it, except we wished there was much more cauliflower. Changes I made: No spicy stuff at all, lime instead of lemon, freshly graded ginger added to the meat, dried parsley instead of cilantro. YUM! Will make again with double the cauliflower.

  • Betsy

    2022-03-02 19:48:25

    This is perfect for a South Beach diet fan. I used olive oil and did give in and use the butter. It is such a quick and tasty dish. My husband and I ate the whole thing in one sitting!

  • Laura

    2021-12-14 18:14:51

    Love! I have made this meal many times. But one night I did not have soy sauce😬. Any suggestions on something else to use?

  • Brenda

    2021-12-06 20:09:47

    This is one of my favorite recipes! It's so delicious it is in my high rotation of dinners!! I serve it with brown rice on the side.

  • kip

    2021-11-30 19:13:42

    This was very good. I served it over spaghetti squash with grated parmesan over the top.

  • Sue Parker

    2021-11-07 04:17:37

    Super easy to make and the flavour was yum. I used chicken mince and used fresh parsley as I didn’t have any fresh cilantro and will definitely make this again.

  • Savannah

    2021-06-14 15:00:33

    SO delicious and simple! I want to make this every week for me and my family.

  • Jennifer

    2021-04-08 07:51:17

    It was a nice light, quick meal. I think next time I would add ginger, and use lime instead of lemon. Maybe green onion & sesame seeds would work well too.

  • Margaret

    2021-03-17 23:08:15

    This was only my second time making something with ground turkey and I am addicted! Now I make it whenever I have a few nights to work in a row because it's so easy to reheat. Only thing I changed is I used cauliflower rice and made it into a rice bowl. It's amazing! Thanks for this recipe.

  • Jude

    2021-02-18 18:48:38

    This was very good. Cut back on the onion powder, though. Recipe kept locking up when I removed images.

  • Paul

    2021-02-09 21:22:23

    We eat a lot of ground turkey (low carbers) and it's not easy to get solid flavor out of it, but this recipe proved a tasty success. Used what I had-- Normandy blend frozen veggies with extra lemon juice. Healthy and no leftovers...

  • Staci

    2021-01-20 21:22:54

    This was really good but I made several modifications. I used only 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, butter and garlic. I used only 1 tsp of the onion powder, Siracha and sesame oil. I omitted the pepper flakes. I microwaved the cauliflower prior cooking as suggested and added snow peas to get some extra veggies. It was just the right amount of spiciness for my husband and I but we like mild so it was perfect. Will definitely make again.

  • Samantha

    2021-01-20 00:30:04

    I didn’t love this. Too much butter. It certainly is missing something to compete it as a meal. Will not be making this again.

  • Rachel

    2021-01-16 22:26:17

    This was delicious. I wish the instructions were a little more clear tho. It said to add precooked cauliflower in the pan but the recipe ingredients did not call for "precooked" cauliflower. Despite the weird wording, I will make this again.

  • Teresa

    2021-01-15 21:23:55

    Very delicious , I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce , this will be good as lettuce wraps .

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