Turkey Sausage Lettuce Wraps

by Rachel | Studio Cuisine on April 15, 2013

After a few baked good recipes in a row, I figure I owe you something on the healthy side.

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This post is a product one of absolute favorite magazines (and who am I kidding, the only magazine I read), Bon Appetit. I was so so happy when my birthday present this year came in the form of a subscription to this magazine (Thanks Lo!). I was burning way too big of a hole in my wallet spending $5 an issue when an entire yearly subscription is only $12. While this particular recipe comes to you as a result of that $5 I spent in an airport shop back in August of last year, you can rest assured that future recipes will be much kinder on my wallet.

Turkey Sausage Lettuce Wraps from studiocuisineblog.com

These Asian-inspired lettuce wraps are a fresh, flavorful lunch option that I personally have been eating for almost a week now. They pack a big umami punch and are oh-so-satisfying. If you’re not a fan of ground turkey, feel free to substitute ground chicken, pork, or beef. I’m convinced that these Asian flavors would work well with any of the above. Wrapping these babies in lettuce makes them a quick and easy meal that you can enjoy as warmer weather is upon us.

Turkey Sausage Lettuce Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 lettuce wraps

Serving Size: 1 lettuce wrap

Calories per serving: 270


  • 4 tbsp fish sauce, divided
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 Thai chile, jalapeño pepper, or 1/2 serrano chile, minced and divided (with or without seeds)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 head Bibb or romaine lettuce, leaves separated


  1. To make the dipping sauce: In a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons fish sauce, lime juice, half of chile (or jalapeño pepper), and two tablespoons water. Set aside.
  2. To make the turkey sausage: In a medium-sized bowl, stir together remaining two tablespoons fish sauce, remaining chile or pepper, ground turkey, garlic, oyster sauce, and flour.
  3. Heat 1 and 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat.
  4. Using wet hands, form turkey mixture into eight small patties.
  5. Working with four patties at a time, place patties in skillet and cook 3-4 minutes per side, turning once. Place on paper-towel lined plate to cool. Add remaining 1 and 1/2 tablespoons to skillet and let heat up. Repeat the same process with remaining four patties.
  6. Place patties in a lettuce leaf and serve with dipping sauce.


Adapted from the September 2012 issue of Bon Appetit.

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1 Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion April 16, 2013 at 7:31 am

these look really yummy .. and healthy. perfect for the approaching bathing suit season !
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2 Rachel | Studio Cuisine April 21, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thank you!


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