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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

I love these turkey lettuce wraps!  Years ago I was living in Chicago and we all went out to PF Changs for dinner. Everyone was ordering the lettuce wraps and I was like, “meat in lettuce… yeah sounds really great.” Wait, it was awesome!!!!!!!! I was totally thinking it would be lame, but it was delicious.

This recipe comes from my neighbor, Krysta. They are so flavorful and moist. I love sauce so they are right up my alley. I did adjust the brown sugar a bit because it was a little too sweet and I felt guilty adding a whole cup, and I did leave out the celery since we didn’t have any. These lettuce wraps are quick and easy. The cool lettuce around all of that saucy meat is perfect for summer.

What Lettuce Makes the Best Lettuce Wraps?

Iceberg, Boston, green leaf and butter lettuce seems to be the most used, the favorites being iceberg and butter.

Romaine can be used also, but it is harder to wrap with.

Is Turkey Good For You?

Turkey can be a part of a healthy eating plan, especially since it is a good source of protein.

Turkey is high in zinc, B vitamins, phosphorus, tryptophan, selenium and protein.

Can A Person Be Allergic to Almonds?

Almonds do contain allergens.

If you are allergic to other nuts, you may have an allergic reaction to almonds also.

Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
They are so flavorful and moist. I love sauce so they are right up my alley.


For the Filling

  • 3 Chicken Breasts or 1 lb Hamburger or we did 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Cup celery
  • 3/4 Cup Carrots shredded
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic
  • Slivered almonds


  • 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter
  • 1 Cup Sugar I used 1/2 Brown
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Pinch Red Pepper Flakes


  • Cook the meat over medium heat until almost done.
  • Remove from the pan and place in a bowl.
  • Meanwhile mix together the sauce ingredients.
  • Cook the vegetables until tender, about 6 min and add the meat back in and add the sauce to finish cooking. About another 3 min.
  • Serve in lettuce leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 620mg18%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 3403IU68%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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