Ground Turkey Skillet with Zucchini, Corn, Black Beans and Tomato

This fast, one-pot Ground Turkey Frying pan with zucchini, corn, tomatoes, and black beans is fantastic for weeknight supper or meal preparation!

Ground Turkey with Zucchini, Corn, Black Beans and Tomatoes in a skillet.
Ground Turkey Frying Pan

I simply like a simple weeknight dish you can work up all in one frying pan. This meal has all the tastes of summertime with fresh zucchini, corn, and tomato. It’s a square meal in one – although if you want, you can serve it with a grain. This ground turkey frying pan is motivated by my Santa Fe Stuffed Zucchini however simplifiedand prepared in under 20 minutes. More of my preferred frying pan dishes to attempt are this Beef Picadillo Dish and this Tacky Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Frying Pan.

Ground Turkey Skillet with Zucchini, Corn, Black Beans and Tomato

How to Make Ground Turkey Frying Pan

This healthy ground turkey frying pan cooks quite quickly. Initially, brown the turkey and season with salt and cumin. After about 5 minutes, press the meat to one side, include the onion and tomato paste, and cook for a minute.

Next, include the black beans, corn, tomato, jalapeño, corn, and ¼ cup water. Then include the zucchini and staying salt and cumin. Cover the skillet and cook on low for four to five minutes.

How to Meal Prep

This easy turkey skillet dinner is perfect for meal prep. The leftovers reheat really well, and they should last in the fridge for up to 4 days. Just store in individual containers and microwave until warm.


  • Switch the ground turkey for ground chicken or sirloin.
  • Swap zucchini for yellow squash.
  • Use canned diced tomatoes if you don’t have fresh or sub in cherry tomatoes.
  • To make this skillet low-carb, omit the black beans and corn and replace with spinach and red bell pepper.
  • To make this skillet spicy, keep the ribs and seeds in the jalapeño. You could also top it with hot sauce before eating.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Serve with avocado on top.
  • If you want to bulk up this meal, serve it with brown rice or quinoa. For a lower-carb option, use cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash.

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Ground Turkey Skillet with Zucchini, Corn, Black Beans and Tomato

266 Cals
28 Protein
22.5 Carbs
8.5 Fats

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

This quick, one-pot Ground Turkey Skillet with zucchini, corn, tomatoes, and black beans is great for weeknight dinner or meal prep!

  • 14 ounces from 2 medium or 1 large zucchini, quartered and sliced 3/4 inch
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • lime wedges, optional
  • Spray a large skillet over high heat with oil and brown the turkey, season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon cumin.

  • Cook breaking the meat up until the turkey is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  • Push the meat to the side, add the onion and tomato paste and cook 1 minute.

  • Include the black beans, corn, tomato, jalapeño pepper and corn and stir with 1/4 cup water.

  • Add the zucchini staying 1/4 teaspoon salt and cumin.

  • Mix and cover, cook low 4 to 5 minutes or until the zucchini is tender crisp.

  • Serve with lime wedges and more cilantro if desired.

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 266kcal, Carbohydrates: 22.5g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 525mg, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugar: 4g

Blue Smart Points: 4

Green Smart Points: 6

Purple Smart Points: 4

Keywords: ground turkey recipes, ground turkey frying pan, one pot ground turkey dishes, one pot dishes

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.