Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince

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Lighten things up by switching your usual chicken or pork for turkey mince in this simple and tasty udon noodle stir fry. Perfect for a healthy midweek dinner, this recipe is ready in 20 minutes!

We love using mince in our cooking, it’s normally a pretty cheap option and it’s just ridiculously versatile. Normally it’s beef, lamb or even pork mince we’re using and it makes its way into ragu, burgers, enchiladas and meatballs.

Recently we decided to mix things up a bit by getting some turkey mince instead and serving it in a yummy udon noodle stir fry full of Szechuan pepper kick and soy and miso umami.

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Udon noodle stir fry with turkey mince in a white bowl with a lime half and peanuts in the foreground

I love fresh, light meals like this.

I also love eating them when it’s not below freezing outside. Which is unfortunately not the situation I’m in right now. We are having some horrible weather right now and it has made me supremely sad. Battling through blizzards just to get to work is really not fun.

Close up of udon noodle stir fry with turkey mince, pak choi, chilli, peanuts and lime wedges on a white plate

And I know that British people are notoriously wimpy about snow but it is extreme right now. AND IT’S MARCH, how is this happening?!

Anyway, enough weather talk, let’s move onto more interesting things like udon noodle stir fries and spicy, peanutty turkey mince. Does that make you as happy as it makes me?

Ingredients you need to make this udon noodle stir fry with ground turkey:

  • Sesame Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Szechuan Peppercorns
  • Turkey Thigh Mince (Ground Turkey)
  • Red Chilli
  • Pak Choi – Use leftover in this peanut salmon recipe
  • Udon Noodles
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Lime – Squeeze extra over these soy peanut noodles
  • Peanut Butter
  • Miso
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Soy Sauce

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this turkey mince recipe…

Udon Noodle Stir Fry topped with pak choi on a white bowl with a striped napkin, chopsticks and a bowl of peanuts on the side

How to Make Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince:

  • Crush your Szechuan peppercorns in a pestle and mortar (I use this one) before starting.
  • If you can’t be bothered to peel and crush your garlic and ginger then feel free to use a paste, no judgement here! I’ve been using this brand recently and liking it 😇
  • We used minced turkey thigh for this recipe because it has a bit more flavour while still being the lean and healthy meat you can count on from turkey.
  • While your turkey mince cooks simply whisk together all your sauce ingredients and set aside until ready to use. If you want to make this dish even quicker you could prep the sauce ahead of time and store in the fridge.
  • Don’t skip the lime and chopped peanut for serving, they add such a great zing and crunch to the finished dish.

Udon noodle stir fry topped with turkey mince and pak choi in a white bowl on a blue background

Udon noodle stir fry in a white bowl with turkey mince, pak choi and lime wedges with chopsticks in the background

Turkey mince is low fat and is an easy switch in so many meals. It’s good for so much more than your classic turkey meatballs or turkey burgers so it’s definitely worth picking up a pack and why don’t you start out with one of my favourite turkey mince recipes this udon noodle stir fry!

Is turkey mince healthier than beef mince?

This can vary depending on what kind of beef mince you buy versus what kind of turkey mince you buy but generally turkey is a lower fat meat than beef and so is usually a healthier choice.

How do you know when turkey mince is cooked?

To make this recipe the turkey is fried in a wok and you’ll know it’s cooked when there’s no pink bits left and it’s starting to crisp up a little.

If you love noodles as much as we do then head over to find all of my fave noodle recipes 😍Plus get a whole load of other 20 minute dinner recipes to make your weeknights a dream.

Want more? Try these other turkey recipes!

Udon Noodle Stir Fry topped with pak choi on a white bowl with a striped napkin, chopsticks and a bowl of peanuts on the side

Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince

Lighten things up by switching your usual chicken or pork for turkey mince in this simple and tasty udon noodle stir fry. Perfect for a healthy midweek dinner, this recipe is ready in 20 minutes!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Szechuan Peppercorns crushed
  • 500 g Turkey Thigh Mince
  • 1 Red Chilli deseeded and chopped
  • 200 g Pak Choi ends trimmed and broken into leaves
  • 4 servings Udon Noodles cooked
  • Chopped Peanuts to serve
  • Lime Wedges to serve

For the Sauce

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to a wok and heat over a high heat until nearly smoking. Add the garlic, ginger and sichuan pepper corns to the wok and cook for 20 seconds before adding the turkey mince. Cook for 10 minutes until there's no more pink bits and some parts are starting to crisp.
  • Meanwhile make the sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. Add the pak choi and chilli to the wok and quickly cook for a couple of minutes. Add the sauce and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve the turkey with the udon noodles and topped with the chopped peanuts and slice of lime.
Nutrition Facts
Udon Noodle Stir Fry with Turkey Mince
Amount Per Serving
Calories 579 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1867mg78%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 2430IU49%
Vitamin C 38.9mg47%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Savita
    01/03/2018 at 11:18 PM


    I have become super fan of Szechuan Peppercorns these days. So, def. trying this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Amy
      02/03/2018 at 7:25 PM

      They’re so good right?!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    02/03/2018 at 12:43 AM


    I love the flavors in this! I’m not too familiar with mince, but I’ll google it. I’m so glad I live in a climate that never get snow!

    • Reply
      Amy
      02/03/2018 at 7:25 PM

      Haha, you are so lucky Danielle!

  • Reply
    Lisa Huff
    02/03/2018 at 1:07 AM


    Looks SO much better than anything we get from takeout!

    • Reply
      Amy
      02/03/2018 at 7:22 PM

      Thanks Lisa!

  • Reply
    Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
    02/03/2018 at 1:47 AM


    I love using turkey mince, it is so healthy and tastes great. My kids love it.

    This stir fry is perfect, pinning 😀

    • Reply
      Amy
      02/03/2018 at 7:23 PM

      Thank you Claire 🙂

  • Reply
    liz
    02/03/2018 at 2:09 AM


    I’ve actually never made udon noodles before! These look really good tough and I bet it has so much flavor!

    • Reply
      Amy
      02/03/2018 at 7:21 PM

      They really are, one of our favourites!

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