Smoky Green Bean Turkey Skillet cooked and ready to be served.

Smokey Green Bean Turkey Skillet

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Finally a ground turkey recipe that has nothing to do with tacos! This Smokey Green Bean Turkey Skillet has an amazing smokey flavor but is versatile enough to portion over rice, quinoa or pasta. Perfect for meal prepping!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or avo oil)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, ends removed, cut into 1 or 2 inch lengths (about 8 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons smoke seasoning blend (see note for alternatives)
  • 3/4 cup chipotle salsa (any salsa will work)
  • pinch of salt
  • optional: serve with rice, quinoa, pasta, greens


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and break apart with a spatula. Add a pinch of salt. Cook until meat is nearly cooked through, about 4-5 minutes. Remove excess liquid from pan.
  2. Push turkey meat to one side of the skillet. Add red pepper, onion, green beans, and garlic. Mix meat and vegetables together and saute for 3-4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add seasoning and salsa. Mix ingredients in skillet until evenly distributed. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 6-7 minutes or until green beans are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Serve over rice, quinoa, or pasta! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


I use the Smoke Seasoning Blend Grinder from Trader Joe’s. This is a blend of paprika flakes, sea salt, garlic, and basil. If you want to make this seasoning at home, try 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of dried basil, and a pinch of salt.

Recipe adapted from Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans by Olivia at Primavera Kitchen. Nutrition estimated with My Fitness Pal. UPDATE: 4/19/18 – Recipe video added, and recipe updated for clarity.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of dish
  • Calories: 312
  • Fat: 15.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 34.9g
© Author: Danielle
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