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April 26, 2022

10 Best Ground Turkey Recipes

Got a pound of ground turkey just begging to be used up, or a hankering for a meaty-but-healthy dinner? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up the top 10 very best ground turkey recipes.


Turkey Meatballs in a Creamy Red Curry Sauce

If you’ve got a pound of ground turkey just begging to be used up, or a hankering for a meaty-but-healthy dinner, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up the very best ground turkey recipes on the whole internet! Our own included, of course. Your hunt for healthy, and super easy ground turkey recipes stops right here.

Asian-inspired breakfast turkey patties on a black plate
turkey meatballs in a creamy red curry sauce over white rice in a white bowl topped with fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes

Our Favorite Low Carb Ground Turkey Recipes

close up of turkey quinoa stuffed bell peppers topped with melted cheese
Turkey quinoa meatloaf cut into slices on a plater

The Best Ground Turkey Dinner Recipes

  • Turkey-Stuffed Peppers. Spiced with fresh jalapeños and taco seasoning, and sprinkled with pepper jack cheese, turkey-stuffed peppers are a protein-packed, veggie-laden, hassle-free meal that everyone will love.
  • Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf. A double dose of protein (quinoa has lots of protein!) plus fiber and good fats, this easy ground turkey meatloaf recipe is a true blue keeper.
  • Turkey Shepherd's Pie. A rich and satisfying shepherd's pie, but made just a bit healthier by swapping ground turkey for the traditional beef or lamb.
  • Turkey Lasagna. Give Ina Garten some ground turkey, and of course she makes dinnertime magic with it. This lasagna recipe is a classic for a reason.
bowl of easy turkey pumpkin chili topped with cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, avocados and pumpkin seeds
Mediterranean Turkey Burger on a plate with feta, lettuce, tomato and tzatziki sauce

Quick, Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Turkey Pumpkin Chili. Ground turkey chili has all of the autumnal flavors you crave—smoky, meaty, a little spicy, and (duh) pumpkin-y.
  • Mediterranean Turkey Burger. An actually-good turkey burger recipe—we swear! Loaded with feta, onions and herbs and slathered in cooling homemade tzatziki, you’ll reach for this healthy, yummy recipe time and time again.
  • Turkey Tacos. Lean and healthy, this lightened up taco recipe is an easy favorite.

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10 Best Ground Turkey Recipes

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  • Barbara

    I need a good recipe for Italian Wedding Soup.

    We have a great recipe! just type "italian wedding soup" in to the search bar on our website. Hope you enjoy Barbara!

  • Lee

    Looking for the best Turkey burger recipe in the world

    We have a Mediterranean Turkey Burger recipe, feel free to look it up and see if sounds like what you are looking for.

  • Judy

    I just want to thank you for making trying to live healthy easier that ever. Thanks again

    Thanks Shea, we are so happy you found this helpful!

  • Isaac

    Can I bake my turkey meatballs


  • Barbara

    stuffed cabbage rolls with turkey???

    That would also be yummy Barbara!

  • Claudia

    This is a flavorful and delicious recipe. I plan to swap other proteins, veggies or even tofu for the turkey meatballs in the future. The next day I found the sauce had thicken a little - I was wondering if we could thin out the sauce using a veggie or chicken broth? I will try next time.

    HI Claudia, we are so happy you enjoyed this meal! We aren't sure what meal you cooked off of this list so we aren't able to answer your question. If you let us know which recipe you tried we'd be happy to help you about thinning the sauce.

  • Leah

    Looks delicious. I'm very impressed

    Thank you Leah!