Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower Recipe


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


1. To make the Garlic Butter Turkey with Cauliflower: Heat a large skillet over medium-high with one tablespoon vegetable oil. Saute the pre-cooked cauliflower florets in the skillet, under slightly golden brown. Deglaze with lemon juice and remove to a shallow plate.

2. In the same skillet, melt butter 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 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, 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 sauteeing.
If you want more sauce: remove the cooked ground turkey from the pan and deglaze with more soy sauce, hot sauce, and lemon juice, add a few drops of water if necessary. Transfer to a small bowl and serve along with cooked ground turkey and cauliflower.