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Italian Ground Turkey Skillet (Freezer Meal)

This ground turkey skillet is so quick to prepare, it's easier than getting takeout. Plus you can vary the sides and have it your way!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 225
Author: Brenda Garrison | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 pound fresh ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini, water squeezed out
  • 1/2 cup green beans, diced (optional)
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce


Prepare the Freezer Meal ingredients:

  • Label a quart size freezer bag using a marker, paper and tape or whatever you have available.
  • First add turkey to the labeled freezer bag.
  • Add in the order listed above salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, pepper flakes, fennel, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, cannellini beans, pesto and sauce.
  • Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag (this helps prevent ice crystals from forming which results in freezer burn).
  • Lay it flat in your freezer (at least until hardened).

Remove bag from freezer and thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours prior to cooking.

  • When you're ready to cook: Add contents of the bag to the skillet.
  • Cook on medium/high heat for 10-15 minutes until meat is done.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 4-Quart.
  • Add contents of the thawed bag to the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, or until done.

Recipe Notes

Substitute one can diced tomatoes, well drained for fresh cherry tomatoes.
Adding fennel seeds will give the ground turkey more of a sausage taste.
Substitute any white or kidney beans for the cannellini beans.
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
Nutrition Facts
Italian Ground Turkey Skillet (Freezer Meal)
Amount Per Serving (3 /4 cup)
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.1g17%
Carbohydrates 9.9g3%
Fiber 4.2g17%
Protein 24.4g49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground turkey skillet dinner, Italian ground turkey freezer meal