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Paleo Ground Turkey Taco Zoodles (GF)

Magic ground turkey taco meat + zucchini noodles = Whole30, Paleo, Grain-free love.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time26 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Paleo
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 459kcal
Author: Dominique


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pound of 94% lean ground turkey ( don't use 99%, a little fat here makes the recipe better)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • a pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste (Cento is Paleo)
  • 2 Tbs hot sauce (Franks is Paleo)
  • 1 red pepper , diced
  • 1 large zucchini , spiralized
  • 3 Tbs Pomi strained tomatoes


  • In a large frying pan, add 2 tsp of olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the ground turkey to the pan. Top the ground turkey with 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground pepper, a pinch of red pepper flakes, 3/4 tsp chili powder, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/8 tsp cumin, 3/4 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp dried parsley, and 1/2 tsp oregano. Mix the spices into the ground turkey while breaking the turkey up into smaller pieces. Add 3 Tbs tomato paste, and 2 Tbs hot sauce to the ground turkey and mix. Then push the ground turkey to one side of the pan so that it fills only 1/2 of the pan, and put the diced red pepper onto the other half of the pan.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, without mixing. Mix the red peppers and ground turkey together for about 1 minute. Then, cook the mixture for another 4 minutes while mixing every so often. Set the mixture aside.
  • In another large frying pan, add the spiralized zucchini with 3 Tbs of strained tomatoes, and heat over medium-high heat. Cook for 4-6 minutes, while mixing frequently. Stop when you have the desired consistency of your zoodles.
  • Top the zoodles with the ground turkey mixture, mix, and serve.
  • To serve 3-4 people, spiralize an extra zucchini and cook it was some extra strained tomato sauce.


Note: I used the "shredder" blade from my Paderno Spiral Vegetable Slicerto make the zoodles.


Calories: 459kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 1040mg | Potassium: 1422mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3405IU | Vitamin C: 122mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 5mg