What to cook with Ground Turkey? It’s one of the healthiest and most versatile protein options you can lay your hands on. Here are some amazing ground turkey ideas.
Ground turkey is healthy alternative to ground beef or ground pork and they are an easy substitution in a lot of recipes. Be it your favorite lasagna or tacos or quesadillas or chilies, anything that is made with ground red meat, you can make it with ground turkey. All your regular red meat favorite dinners can have a Turkey Twist 🙂
Ground Turkey need not be bland and boring. With a variety of ingredients and cooking ideas, ground turkey can be jam packed with flavors. Ground turkey is getting extremely popular with crowds now a days, and that’s why we decided to make this fabulously delicious list of Ground Turkey Recipes.
It has all your regular comfort foods in leaner form without compromising the flavors, plus some innovative ways to use ground turkey and create quick, easy and delicious meals every single time.
1. Ground Turkey Stir Fry
This is one of the healthiest and tastiest ground turkey recipes!! Throw in whatever veggies you have on hand, make a quick homemade sauce out of your pantry, and sizzle your wok in minutes to make this healthy stir fry recipe for your family… all this in under 25 minutes!!
2. Ground Turkey Tacos
These Ground Turkey Tacos are perfect for busy weeknights. In just 20 minutes from start to finish, you’re family will be enjoying their favorite Mexican night. 🙂
3. Ground Turkey Pasta Bake
This healthy Ground Turkey Pasta Bake has ground turkey meat, whole wheat pasta, kale and cheese. The whole family will love this recipe, it’s healthy disguised as comfort food!
4. Ground Turkey Chili
This Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Chili is super healthy and flavorful. It’s a great meal prep option. Just get it ready in the morning and let it simmer to perfection all day! So cozy!
5. Ground Turkey Lasagna
Here is everybody’s favorite lasagna… a healthier version. This recipes has a simple homemade tomato basil sauce layered with lean ground turkey, mozzarella and ricotta. Perfect for serving crowds or make ahead meal prep!
6. Taco Mac with Ground Turkey
This easy Taco Mac is one-pan, 30-minute meal the whole family will love. It’s loaded with taco meat, noodles and cheese. Leftovers make great school lunches.
7. Cheesy Ground Turkey Quesadillas
These ground turkey quesadillas are a great addition to your Mexican night rotation. They’re super easy and super cheesy. They go great with guacamole, salsa and sour cream, or even on their own!
8. Baked Ground Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce
Baked Turkey Meatballs with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce… These hearty and delicious meatballs are a sure crowd pleaser! They’re loaded with flavors and have an absolutely decadent garlic herb butter sauce.
9. Ground Turkey & Vegetable Skillet
Turkey and Vegetable Skillet is an easy weeknight dinner loaded with lean ground turkey, green beans, zucchini, summer squash and fire roasted tomatoes and topped with smoked mozzarella. A healthy one pot dinner the whole family will enjoy!
10. The BEST Ground Turkey Burgers
Your favorite big juicy hamburger on the lighter side. They’re so tender and juicy and are packed with flavor. Everyone will love these easy and healthy burgers!
11. Turkey Meatloaf
Turkey Meatloaf is a healthier version of your nostalgic comfort food that’s just as good as the original. It’s perfectly seasoned and you won’t even miss the beef!
12. Ground Turkey Swedish Meatballs
Everybody’s favorite Swedish meatballs just got leaner. This is a perfect quick and satisfying dinner is the ultimate comfort food. Skip the trip to IKEA and make this awesome dish in your own home!
13. Thai Turkey Meatballs in Coconut Red Curry Sauce
These super delicious Thai Turkey meatballs will become a new favorite. They’re perfectly seasoned with ginger, garlic and red chili paste and smothered in a coconut milk gravy. Sooo good.
14. Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas
Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas are an awesome way to add ground turkey into your Mexican nights. They’re cheesy, saucy and oh so good.
15. Ground Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
For a super healthy dinner that’s also tasty and fun to eat, try these Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps. They’re a super fast weeknight dinner that’s both low fat and low carb.
16. Ground Turkey Meatballs
These 10 Minute Healthy Turkey Meatballs are super easy and smothered in a delicious sticky sweet sauce. Great make ahead meal prep option!
17. Ground Turkey Picadillo
Picadillo is one of my favorite meals and has different variations from Cuba to Puerto to Mexico and all the way to the Philippines. This lighter version is made with ground turkey instead of beef, but it sure doesn’t skimp on flavor!
18. Minestrone with Turkey Meatballs
This tasty bowl of Minestrone with Turkey meatballs is packed with fresh veggies and has a light, yet cozy broth. It’s a great light dinner option and the leftovers are even better!
19. Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes
These yummy turkey sloppy joes are a healthier version of your childhood favorite. They whip up in under 30 minutes and taste so good the kids won’t even notice they’re eating healthier!
20. Ground Turkey Stroganoff
This turkey stroganoff is super easy and super comforting meal with ground turkey and mushrooms in a magically delicious sauce. Great over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. YUMMM.
21. Ground Turkey Shephard’s Pie
This shepherd’s pie is a hearty and delicious, with ground turkey and veggies in a delicious sauce and topped with light and fluffy mashed potatoes. It’s and easy meal perfect for busy weeknights or serving to guests.
22. Cheesy Baked Turkey Meatballs in Marinara
These perfectly seasoned Cheesy Baked Turkey Meatballs are smothered in marinara, topped with cheese and baked to absolute deliciousness. The whole family will love this one!
23. One Pot Penne Pasta with Ground Turkey & Spinach
Who couldn’t love one pot meals? This penne pasta recipe whips up in about 30 minutes and is loaded with healthy ground turkey and spinach!
24. Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey
Baked Ziti is a pan of utter comfort. Tender noodles, ground turkey, marinara sauce and cheese is baked into a dish everyone will want seconds of.
25. Ground Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup
This turkey meatball tortellini soup with spinach is an easy yet super satisfying soup. Make a big batch, leftovers make great school lunches!
26. Loaded Ground Turkey Taco Bowls
These Loaded Turkey Taco Bowls are a 30 minute meal packed with veggies and lean protein. This is a healthy and fun bowl meal perfect for any night of the week.
27. Taco Zucchini Boats with Ground Turkey
These Taco Zucchini Boats are a lighter version of your favorite stuffed squash. They’re a super satisfying way to get a tons of healthy veggies while watching your carbs.
28. Healthy Taco Salad with Ground Turkey
All of your favorite taco flavors in healthy form! This taco salad uses lean ground turkey instead of the usual beef and is topped with a deliciously creamy homemade southwest dressing.
29. Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl
These delicious Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowls are a healthy ground turkey recipe the whole family will love! The mild turkey takes on the Asian flavors beautifully. This is another quick and easy weeknight meal.
30. Ground Turkey Bolognese
We are rounding out this list with everybody’s comfort Italian dish, in leaner form… Bolognese. It’s an easy and healthy pasta dish the kids will absolutely love. Perfect to satisfy those Italian cravings!
Aren’t these ground turkey ideas, all a fabulous start to a healthy, leaner lifestyle, yet without compromising on the delicious flavors you are used to?
The great thing is you can find them all together, so go ahead and bookmark this page or pin these awesome ground turkey recipes. Cook all your favorite regular dishes with a Turkey Twist… Have fun. 🙂
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp paprika (we use smoked)
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1.5 Tbsp cooking oil
- 1lb ground turkey
- Taco seasoning
- 8oz tomato sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 8 corn tortillas
- Shredded Cheese
- Diced Tomato
- Diced Avocado
- Sliced Jalapeño
- Chopped Onion
- Sliced Black Olives
- Pico de Gallo
- Sour Cream
- Mix all taco seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
- Heat up oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in the ground turkey and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Let it cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, then give it a stir. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until ground turkey is no longer raw.
- Stir in garlic, taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Mix everything well and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat an ungreased non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Once it’s hot, cook the tortillas about 10 seconds per side, just until some brown spots start to appear.
- Scoop a generous portion of the ground turkey filling into each tortilla, and fill with your favorite toppings.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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