Close up of a bowl of turkey spelt

Ground Turkey and Spelt Skillet

This Ground Turkey and Spelt Skillet is a quick and easy meal that tastes rich and delicious without all of the fat and calories.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 1 cup Spelt berries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 19.2 oz ground turkey
  • 8 oz mushrooms your favorite variety
  • 1/2 cup diced leek
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp tarragon chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • 29 oz chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano grated
  • 4 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup sour cream reduced fat is fine
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Soak spelt berries for 1 hour to overnight in 1 1/2 cups of water or more if needed to cover berries. Heat spelt and soaking water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn to simmer. Cook covered for 45 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • In a large skillet, brown turkey, leek and mushrooms. Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
  • In a small dish mix arrowroot with 1/4 cup of water. Stir or whisk to combine until smooth. Add to turkey and turn down heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, sour cream and spelt berries.  Ingredients will thicken as they sit.
  • Garnish with additional tarragon if desired.
  • Keep leftovers refrigerated.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 710mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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