Published on January 27, 2022 / Last updated on April 27, 2022
Here you’ll find 30+ Easy Ground Turkey Recipes that will have the whole family raving! Ground turkey is the best whenever you’re after a leaner meat that still packs in all the protein and nutrients of ground beef.
The Best Ground Turkey Recipes
From easy family dinners to low carb meal prep, ground turkey is always my lean protein of choice. Name a more versatile and healthy ground meat – I’ll wait!
When it comes to keeping things lean and light, I love including ground turkey in easy dinner recipes in place of beef or even chicken. The flavor just can’t be beat, and turkey is just as hearty and filling! As a result, it’s a great substitute in classic ground beef recipes, such as:
Chilis and soups
The list goes on! Below you’ll find a round up of some of my all time favorite ground turkey recipes. They range from light summer meals to cozy soups and turkey chilis prepared in the Instant Pot. One thing is for sure: they’re all undoubtedly delicious!
Is Ground Turkey Healthy?
Ground turkey is not only healthy, it’s one of the most leanest proteins you can find. It suits just about any meat-friendly diet under the sun, from paleo to keto, to calorie conscious and low carb.
Turkey is low in saturated fats and heart-healthy.
Pound for pound, calories, fat and cholesterol can be slightly higher in ground turkey than other ground meats (of course, this also depends on the percentage of lean meat).
Both ground turkey and ground beef are high in vitamins, minerals, and protein. This makes both meats ideal for boosting metabolism and supporting muscle mass.
Ground turkey is perfect for lean and heart healthy recipes. Find your new fave in the list below!
32 Ways to Use Ground Turkey
From tacos to casseroles, to soups and chilis, here are all the many ways you can use protein-packed ground turkey!
For an easy and healthy family-friendly dinner, this recipe for turkey stuffed peppers is bound to be your new go-to! Brown rice, salsa, and cheese turn easy ingredients into a literal fiesta of flavor!
30 minutes and a single skillet is all it takes to make this healthier version of homemade lasagna! Using ground turkey in place of ground beef lightens things up, while your favorite veggies pack in all the nutrients.
Get your daily dose of fiber and flavor with these delicious turkey tacos, in the form of fun zucchini boats. This easy “taco” recipe keeps things low calorie and low carb, without cutting corners on taste!
You’ll get so much mileage out of this quick turkey and vegetable stir fry that has everything an easy weeknight dinner calls for. Serve up a budget-friendly stir fry all kinds of ways, over rice, noodles and more!
A flavor-loaded one pot pasta made with orecchiette, ground turkey, zucchini, lemon, almonds and cheese. Basically, this easy pasta dinner is summer in a skillet and definitely belongs on any “to make” list!
Keeping things lean and mean? This one’s for you! A healthy soup recipe brimming with fresh vegetables and lean meat in a wonderfully seasoned broth. This weight-loss soup is made to power your health kick!
15 minutes plus a secret ingredient make this one of the quickest and best taco recipes ever! Healthy and juicy turkey taco meat flavored with delicious spices and seasonings makes this meal super versatile. Tacos, wraps, salads, you name it!
Amazingly tasty and quick to make, these homemade egg rolls in a bowl are also paleo and keto friendly, made with ground turkey. I love this recipe for deconstructed egg rolls filled with healthy ingredients, and I just know you’ll love them too!
Some of the most amazing flavors and ingredients are all wrapped up in this easy wild rice casserole! Find ground turkey, nutritious spinach, and succulent artichokes galore in this tasty weeknight recipe.
Made with ground turkey in place of ground beef, this is a lighter and leaner variation of traditional cabbage patch soup. This hearty soup recipe is ready to keep you full and satisfied when cold weather strikes!
Sloppy Joes get a cheesy twist while still keeping your family dinner lean and light. Drizzled with a homemade cheese sauce, turkey Sloppy Joes are an easy kid friendly meal that cooks up like a dream and tastes incredible.
Is it a turkey taco? Is it turkey pasta? It’s both, and it’s downright delicious. Your Instant Pot takes the wheel with this zesty turkey pasta recipe infused with taco seasoning and filled with fire roasted tomatoes.