30+ Easy Ground Turkey Recipes

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.

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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:

  • Burgers
  • Tacos
  • Lasagnas
  • Meat sauces
  • 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!

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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!

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Turkey Meatballs
Deliciously tender on the inside and satisfyingly crisp on the outside, my baked turkey meatballs are a must on your ground turkey recipe roster! Plus, they come together in only 30 minutes.
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Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese? Yes, please. Especially when it’s combined with hearty and healthy turkey chili! This recipe is DELICIOUS and hands-down one of my best flavor-packed weeknight dinner ideas.
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Turkey Stuffed Peppers
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!
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Grilled Turkey Burgers
A lighter and leaner spin on homemade burgers, perfect for easy meal prep! Enjoy these filling and savory turkey burgers all summer long, grilled and topped with your favorite burger toppings.
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Albondigas Soup (Meatball Soup)
An insanely tasty Mexican-style tomato soup recipe loaded with rice, veggies and homemade turkey meatballs! Enjoy a warm bowl of this specially spiced Albondigas soup as a healthy and nourishing meal.
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Healthier One Pot Skillet Lasagna
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.
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One pot turkey spaghetti on a plate.
One Pot Ground Turkey Spaghetti
A quick and easy one-pot spaghetti recipe the whole family is bound to gobble up, thanks to healthy ground turkey and savory tomato sauce!
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Turkey Chili Shakshuka in a skillet
Ground Turkey Chili Shakshuka Skillet
Middle East-meets-West with this easy breakfast shakshuka recipe! Poached eggs set in a skillet of meaty and spicy ground turkey chili is the perfect way to kick off the day.
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A pile of turkey koftas on a plate with lemon and tzatziki.
Turkey Kofta Recipe
A healthy family dinner awaits with these easy turkey koftas! Lean protein and wholesome ingredients make this juicy and easy kofta recipe simply the best summer dish.
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Baked mini turkey meatloaf on a baking sheet with vegetables.
Mini Turkey Meatloaf
This mini Italian meatloaf recipe has everything going for it: healthy ground turkey, a speedy recipe, and the perfect size to bake on the same pan as your favorite vegetable sides!
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A bowl of butternut squash and turkey chili topped with sour cream.
Butternut Squash Chili
Wholesome and savory butternut squash and turkey chili is a comfort food flavor sensation! And also happens to be the ultimate meal prep, packed with protein and fiber.
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Turkey Taco meat baked inside zucchini boat halves.
Zucchini Taco Boats
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!
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Turkey Sloppy Joes served on buns.
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey
A classic Sloppy Joe recipe gets a modern day makeover with lean meat in the Instant Pot. These easy turkey Sloppy Joes are ready in 30 minutes, and are sure to be a new family favorite.
Get the recipe here
Ground turkey stir fry on a plate with a side of rice.
Ground Turkey Stir Fry
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!
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Meal prep containers filled with rice, broccoli, and Korean ground turkey.
Korean Inspired Ground Turkey Meal Prep
Your weekly meal plan needs this saucy Korean turkey in its life! Prepared with a mouthwatering Asian-inspired sauce, ground turkey keeps this meal prep idea super easy and low in calories.
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Ground turkey lettuce wraps on a plate.
Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
May the carbs be low and the vibrations high with this easy make-ahead dinner idea! Enjoy these delicious Instant Pot ground turkey lettuce wraps right away, or freeze and save for later.
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A skillet of one pan pasta with ground turkey an zucchini.
One Pan Orecchiette with Ground Turkey and Zucchini
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!
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A skilled filled with ground turkey and sweet potatoes.
Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet Recipe
Another one pan meal that really can’t be beat in terms of ease and meaty, hearty turkey flavor. A lightened up dinner to serve hot from the pan in 30 minutes or less!
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Sesame ground turkey served in bowls over rice with broccoli.
Sesame Ground Turkey Bowls (20 Minute Meal)
Asian-inspired flavors of ginger and garlic kick this easy ground turkey recipe into high gear, for a delicious, sweet-savory 20 minute dinner!
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A bowl of nourishing weight loss turkey soup with vegetables.
Weight Loss Soup (Turkey Vegetable Soup)
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!
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Turkey tacos filled with ground turkey and chopped vegetables.
Turkey Tacos (15 Minutes, Secret Ingredient!)
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!
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Ground turkey egg roll in a bowl.
Egg Roll in a Bowl (Keto)
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!
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Spinach and feta turkey meatballs served over pasta with zucchini.
Spinach and Feta Turkey Meatballs
Sauteed spinach brings an extra dose of greens to these easy ground turkey meatballs! With creamy feta for added flavor, this is one healthy meatball recipe you don’t want to miss.
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Ground turkey stir fry served over rice.
Easy Ground Turkey Stir Fry
A delicious and easy stir fry loaded with veggies and lean turkey in a sweet and spicy sauce. Toss this stir fry recipe over rice or noodles for an easy weeknight dinner.
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A slice of creamy turkey and wild rice casserole on a plate.
Turkey Spinach Artichoke Wild Rice Casserole
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.
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Ground turkey keema with yogurt and pine nuts served on Naan bread.
Turkey Keema
Indian Keema gets a reboot with this turkey filled version! Topped with yogurt and pine nuts, everyone deserves to experience this aromatic and flavorful Indian-inspired recipe.
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A bowl of hearty turkey cabbage patch soup.
Turkey Cabbage Patch Soup
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!
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A bowl of turkey chili topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.
The Best Turkey Chili
You really can never have too many easy chili recipes in your playbook. This hearty yet healthy turkey chili with beans and tomatoes is just one more to add to the list!
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An open-faced turkey Sloppy Joe drizzled with cheese sauce.
Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe
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.
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A slice of turkey lasagna on a plate.
Turkey Lasagna
A turkey lasagna made from scratch is the ultimate comfort food with a healthy kick. This homemade lasagna recipe is great to make ahead and freeze for weeknights, too.
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Turkey tortilla casserole on a plate.
Mexican Turkey Tortilla Casserole
Mexican-inspired flavors and layers of tortilla, ground turkey, and cheese make this memorable casserole a hearty and filling meal.
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A bowl of turkey taco pasta topped with salsa.
Instant Pot Turkey Taco Pasta
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.
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