Easy Ground Turkey Lo Mein


This lo mein can be on the table in no time and is packed with flavor without having to use those fancy sauces. The excess liquid will be soaked up by the noodles. Top with sriracha sauce to taste (optional).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried lo mein noodles

  • 4 teaspoons toasted sesame oil, divided

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 (15 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and sliced

  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 envelope onion soup mix

  • 3 cups chopped celery, 1/4-inch pieces

  • 1 cup sugar snap peas

  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper

  • 1 (12 ounce) package fresh mung bean sprouts

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; cook noodles, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes. Drain and toss with 1 teaspoon sesame oil.

  2. Heat remaining sesame oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add turkey, onion, and garlic to the hot oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until ground turkey is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease and return to the pan.

  3. Pour in chicken broth, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and onion soup mix. Stir until well combined. Add celery, snap peas, and bell pepper. Cook and stir until slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Add noodles and bean sprouts to the pan. Stir to combine and serve immediately, topped with red pepper flakes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute ground beef or chicken if desired. Use beef broth if using ground beef.

Rice in place of the noodles works great. I've even used leftover vegetables.

You can find lo mein noodles in the Asian foods section of most major supermarkets. If you can't find lo mein, you can substitute linguine or spaghetti.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
16g Fat
54g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 1612mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 37mg 185%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 774mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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