Turkey lettuce wraps are a sweet and spicy appetizer, or a light lunch or supper.

These wraps are loaded with fresh veggies sauteed in garlic and ginger and tossed in a homemade soy peanut sauce.

Low-carb turkey lettuce wraps are quick & easy to make.

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Crunchy, colorful low-carb veggies, easy to find ingredients, plus delicious add-ins and extras mean this recipe can be new every time you make it.

Ingredients and Variations

Turkey – Ground turkey, chicken, beef, or pork are paleo and keto-friendly and can be used in this recipe. It’s also a great way to use up leftover shredded chicken or steak. Go meatless and vegetarian and use scrambled eggs or crumbled tofu.

Veggies – Bell peppers, onions, and shredded carrots are the perfect veggies for turkey lettuce wraps. Use jicama or daikon radish to get the crunch from water chestnuts without the carbs!

Lettuce – The best lettuce leaves for ‘cups’ (like the ones you see in restaurants) are Bibb, but you can use Iceberg or Romaine. As long as the leaves are sturdy and you can wrap them around the filling, any variety will do (even cabbage).

Sauce – This fast and easy sauce is so good, you’ll want to double the recipe and use it on zoodles, swirled into a savory and spicy dip, or drizzled over grilled vegetables. For a healthier version look for sugar-free peanut butter and low-sodium soy sauce.

Variations – Mushrooms, spring peas, bean sprouts, zucchini, and brussels sprouts are low-carb add-ins that are Asian-inspired- but you can use any low-carb veggies.

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How to Make Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

  1. Prep lettuce leaves and sauce (as per the recipe below).
  2. Cook the ground turkey in oil. Add the whites of the green onions, garlic, and ginger and cook until fragrant. Add remaining veggies and sauce.
  3. Scoop turkey filling into lettuce leaves and top with shredded carrot or cabbage. Garnish with sliced green onions, optional cilantro, chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, or red pepper flakes.

Serving Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ground turkey lettuce wraps are the perfect prep-ahead recipe. Make the filling ahead of time, then scoop it hot or cold into fresh lettuce leaves all week long.

Serve lettuce wraps with a tangy cucumber onion salad or roasted veggies. Looking for a potato substitute? Try it alongside some Air Fryer daikon fries or some roasted radishes.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps with carrots


Keep the turkey filling separate from the lettuce leaves in a covered container for up to 3 days and reheat on the stovetop. Layer extra lettuce leaves between sheets of paper towels to absorb moisture and store them in a paper or plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Tasty Low Carb Wraps & Fillings

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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

These turkey lettuce wraps have a tasty filling cooked in the best savory Asian inspired sauce!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • ½ red bell pepper finely diced
  • ½ cup finely diced jicama or water chestnuts
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced, white and greens divided
  • 1 head butter lettuce or iceberg lettuce
  • carrot shredded, and/or cabbage for serving

For the Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil


  • Separate the leaves of the lettuce, rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, peanut butter, sriracha, and sesame oil until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add the whites of the green onions, garlic, and ginger to the turkey and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the red bell pepper and jicama to the skillet. Stir and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the bell pepper is tender.
  • Add the sauce and stir to combine. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • To assemble the lettuce wraps, fill leaves of lettuce with a spoonful of the turkey mixture. Top with shredded carrot and/or cabbage, and sprinkle with the sliced greens of the green onions.


  • For a smoother sauce, you can warm the peanut butter in the microwave for a few seconds before mixing.
  • Optional garnishes: Try crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, purple cabbage or a drizzle of hoisin sauce or sugar free stir fry sauce.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 880mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4486IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American

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