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Chinese Five Spice Ground Turkey Zucchini Noodles - this is a low carb version of a popular Chinese noodle dish. Delicious and very satisfying!

Chinese Five Spice Ground Turkey Zucchini Noodles

If you have a spiralizer, you can make your own zucchini noodles. You can also find zucchini noodles at some supermarkets in the produce section.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 272 kcal
Author Jeanette


  • 1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean
  • 2-3 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 8 cups zucchini noodles ~ 3-4 zucchini, depending on the size

Optional Add-Ins

  • 2 teaspoons ginger minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes


  1. Heat oil in a large pan or wok. If desired, add ginger, garlic, and/or red pepper chili flakes. Saute turkey until brown; drain any liquid off. Add soy sauce, sugar, five-spice powder, sesame oil and water. Toss to coat meat well and cook for a few minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add zucchini noodles and toss to coat; cook for several minutes until done to your preference.

Recipe Notes

I like my zucchini noodles just barely cooked; otherwise they get soggy. If you let the hot zucchini noodles and sauce sit for a few minutes, the noodles will soften a little more. This is delicious eaten room temperature too. If you like spicy food, serve with Chinese hot bean sauce or add some red pepper flakes during the cooking process.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Five Spice Ground Turkey Zucchini Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 599mg26%
Potassium 1603mg46%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 975IU20%
Vitamin C 84.9mg103%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.