Italian Ground Turkey Patties With Vegetables Provencal

September 18, 2020Jessica Ashcroft

Italian Ground Turkey Patties with Vegetables Provencal is a filling and flavorful dish. And since it only uses ground turkey and vegetables, it’s pretty healthy for you, too.

Italian ground turkey patties on a platter.

When my mom would make this recipe growing up, my brother and I would always fight over who got the most white potatoes on their plate.

I don’t know if it’s because we only got to eat them in this dish or because they were so cute and small, but you were truly the favorite if you got more white potatoes than the other person.

Besides having tasty white potatoes, Italian Ground Turkey Patties with Vegetables Provencal was a family favorite because of the delicious juicy turkey patties and sauteed vegetables.

Fun fact: This is only one of a few dishes that I include AND eat the onions in.

What does Provencal mean in cooking?

If you’re wondering what Vegetables Provencal means, you’re not the only one.

I had to look it up myself!

According to The Mirriam-Webster Dictionary, Provencal means the food is prepared in the style of Provence, usually with garlic and olive oil.

This recipe definitely has olive oil and garlic, so it’s a true Provencal dish!

Italian ground turkey patty on a platter.

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey

1 large egg

3 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs

1 & 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, divided

1 medium onion, cut into rounds and rings separated

2 cans (14 oz.) tomatoes

8 oz. zucchini, cut in 1/2-inch rounds

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 (16 oz.) can sliced small whole white potatoes, well-drained

1 tablespoon minced parsley

Italian seasoning on ground turkey.

How to Make Italian Ground Turkey Patties with Vegetables Provencal

MIX: Mix turkey, egg, bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a bowl. Shape into 6 patties. Heat oil in a heavy 12-inch skillet over high heat. 

COOK: Add turkey patties and cook about 3 minutes per side, until browned. Remove from skillet to a plate and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to pan drippings and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.

ADD: Add tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and thyme. Stir to mix and break up tomatoes.

COVER: Cover and cook about 10 minutes, just until zucchini is tender. Add turkey patties and cover to heat through. Finish with a sprinkle of parsley.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

This recipe is specifically for ground turkey, but you could probably substitute ground beef if you don’t like the taste of turkey.

The original recipe calls for whole white potatoes that my mom would slice in half. One day, I discovered sliced whole potatoes and it saved me so much time! So always opt for the can of sliced white tomatoes if your grocery store has it.

The original recipe also calls for only one can of tomatoes, but I find that it never produces quite enough sauce, so I double it and always add two cans.

This recipe is great because you can add in more of any of the vegetables and it won’t mess with the flavor.

Italian ground turkey patties on a plate.

Perfect Pairings

I love to serve this recipe with garlic bread and lemon basil pasta.

If you’re looking for more recipes with ground turkey check out:

If you’re looking for more recipes with zucchini check out:

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Italian ground turkey patty on a platter.

Italian Ground Turkey Patties With Vegetables Provencal

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Italian Ground Turkey Patties with Vegetables Provencal features sauteed vegetables, Italian spices, and juicy ground turkey patties.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 & 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, divided
  • 1 medium onion, cut into rounds and rings separated
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) tomatoes
  • 8 oz. zucchini, cut in 1/2-inch rounds
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (16 oz.) can sliced small whole white potatoes, well-drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley

Instructions

    1. Mix turkey, egg, bread crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon thyme in a bowl. Shape into 6 patties. Heat oil in a heavy 12-inch skillet over high heat. 
    2. Add turkey patties and cook about 3 minutes per side, until browned. Remove from skillet to a plate and set aside. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to pan drippings and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
    3. Add tomatoes, zucchini, garlic, remaining 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and thyme. Stir to mix and break up tomatoes.
    4. Cover and cook about 10 minutes, just until zucchini is tender. Add turkey patties and cover to heat through. Finish with a sprinkle of parsley.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 227mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
If you're looking for a healthy ground turkey recipes, these patties are so easy to make!

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