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Recipe: Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

A few weeks ago, Jenn asked how we made our easy turkey lettuce wrap, so I figured I will share it with everyone. It’s an easy weeknight dinner packed with lots of flavors, it’s healthy, and the girls enjoy it.

easy turkey lettuce wraps

Quick & Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Easy Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Recipe type: Entree
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ lb. ground turkey
  • 1¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1¼ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ⅓ cup red chili paste or stir-fry sauce
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinse & separate
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat, add turkey and seasoning of choice, frequently stirring, until thoroughly cooked; drain and return to skillet.
  2. Stir in carrots, water chestnuts, red bell pepper, red chili paste and water, simmer until hot.
  3. To serve, scoop ⅓ cup turkey mixture into each lettuce leaf; wrap around filling. Serve warm.


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  1. Dianna @ Oy Vey a Day

    October 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    This recipe is right up my alley. I’m not a big fan of spice though, so I think I will substitute my favorite teriyaki sauce for the red chili paste.

  2. Tammy

    October 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

    This looks really great. Not a big fan of water chestnuts but I think I could find something to substitute for that 🙂

  3. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    October 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Kira, those look so delicious and they’re really quite healthy. Love the spices!

  4. eleni

    October 24, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I switch out bread all the time for lettuce. This is a great recipe.

  5. Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

    October 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

    This recipe sounds and looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  6. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    November 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Love the addition of chestnuts in these.

  7. Amber Canaan

    November 16, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    I love lettuce wraps! I’m definitely going to try this!

    Visiting from SITS

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