Turkey Coconut Curry – Easy Whole 30 Recipe

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Loaded with protein and veggies, this easy Whole 30 recipe is full of flavor. Turkey Coconut Curry is a hearty and satisfying meal that creates a lot of food, perfect for leftovers and meal planning for the week.

Curry Powder

Spices are essential when it comes to cooking Whole 30 and Paleo. The curry powder makes this easy Whole 30 recipe bold and delicious, but the coconut milk mellows it out, leaving you wanting more. If you want to learn how to make your own curry powder, click here for the recipe. Making your own spice blends at home is a real money saver if you use it a lot. Additionally, it allows you to customize your spice blends to meet your tastes, whether you have an intolerance or just don’t like a certain spice. But making your own spice blend is not necessary for this recipe, curry powder from the grocery store will work great too.

This is one meal that my toddler hasn’t liked until I started making my own curry powder. Recently, I was sipping the leftover coconut curry sauce out of my bowl after I finished lunch and he wanted to try it too. I said, “Sure, but you don’t like curry,” and helped him take a small sip. I stopped to see his reaction. He motioned for more, and said “Yummy, yummy!” So, we’ll see how it goes next time, he might change his mind again. Haha!

What tools you’ll need:

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • skillet or saucepan
  • large saute pan or skillet with a lid

Start with the Coconut Curry Sauce

In a skillet or saucepan, melt two tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat. Add two tablespoons of curry powder to the coconut oil and mix thoroughly. Pour one can of full-fat coconut milk into the curry powder/coconut oil mixture and mix thoroughly. Put on simmer and stir occasionally.

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Easy Whole 30 Recipe - Turkey Coconut Curry

Now for the Turkey and Veggies

Heat a large saute pan or skillet on medium and add one tablespoon of coconut oil. I use a saute pan instead of a skillet because of surface area. My saute pan simply holds more and allows everything to cook more evenly, which helps because this is a big meal.

Easy Whole 30 Recipe - Turkey Coconut Curry

Add one large diced onion and saute in coconut oil, until the onions are clear. Place four minced garlic cloves in the pan and saute for one minute. Add two pounds of ground turkey and cook for a few minutes. Once the turkey is lightly browned, add the two large cubed sweet potatoes, the coconut curry sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.

Easy Whole 30 Recipe - Turkey Coconut Curry

Cover pan and put on medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and the ground turkey is thoroughly cooked. Enjoy!

Easy Whole 30 Recipe - Turkey Coconut Curry

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Easy Whole 30 Recipe - Turkey Coconut Curry
Turkey Coconut Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Loaded with protein and veggies, this easy Whole 30 recipe is full of flavor. Turkey Coconut Curry is a hearty and satisfying meal that creates a lot of food, perfect for leftovers and meal planning for the week.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: dairy-free, paleo, Whole30
Author: Erin Higgs
Ingredients
Coconut Curry Sauce
Turkey and Veggies
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 large sweet potatoes cubed
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
Coconut Curry Sauce
  1. In a skillet or saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of coconut oil on low heat.

  2. Add curry powder to coconut oil and mix thoroughly.

  3. Pour coconut milk into the curry powder/coconut oil mixture and mix thoroughly. Put on simmer and stir occasionally.

Turkey and Veggies
  1. Heat a large saute pan or skillet on medium and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.

  2. Add diced onions and saute in coconut oil, until the onions are clear.

  3. Place minced garlic in the pan and saute for one minute.

  4. Add ground turkey and cook for a few minutes.

  5. Once the turkey is lightly browned, add the cubed sweet potatoes, coconut curry sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.

  6. Cover pan and put on medium low heat for 30 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and the ground turkey is thoroughly cooked.

  7. Enjoy!

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Showing 4 comments
  • Hannah
    Reply

    This looks PERFECT for a keto carb-up! Can’t wait to try it.

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      That’s great! Let me know what you think, if you give it a try.

  • Holly Bird
    Reply

    Wish I wasn’t allergic to coconut..this looks awesome!

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks! I’ve heard that you can replace coconut milk with almond milk in curries, but I’ve never actually tried it myself.

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