Whether you want to spice up your weeknight dinner menu or need new family-friendly and nutritious lean meat meals, this round-up is for you! Today, we have 24 ground turkey recipes that are flavorful, simple, delicious, and sure to please everyone around your dinner table.
It’s no secret that here at HSR, we love dishes that incorporate lean, healthy proteins. So, whether you’re in the mood to mix up your favorite dinner recipes or want to impress guests with ground turkey recipes that aren’t dry or bland, this collection of ground turkey recipes will quickly become your go-to list!
In addition to healthier versions of classic meat recipes, we also included some of our favorite ground turkey recipes, like our Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs or Turkey Meatloaf – seriously, this list has recipes that are sure to please.
Plus, we included our favorite ground turkey recipe: Ground Turkey, Pepper, and Hoisin Stir-fry. This Asian-inspired dish comes together in less than 30 minutes and is the perfect combination of sweet and savory – everything a flavorful ground turkey dish should be!
24 Best Ground Turkey Recipes
Sweet, tangy, and messy, these delicious Turkey Sloppy Joes take on a healthier spin! These sandwiches pack a protein punch from the ground turkey, are made without ketchup or refined sugar, and are loaded with nutritious veggies!
Turkey Patty Melts are a slightly lighter and a little healthier take on the traditional classic diner sandwich. Full of all the hallmark flavors, like savory caramelized onions and gooey-melted cheese, while piled high on the inside of golden griddled rye bread.
Protein-packed Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps are so simple to make! All you need is some kitchen staples and 15 minutes! This simple dish is bursting with flavorful lean turkey, and crunchy water chestnuts, and is bathed in a sweet and savory hoisin sauce.
Traditional meatballs get a healthier Thai twist! Made with lean ground turkey and classic Thai ingredients, these flavorful meatballs are drenched in a tasty Thai coconut milk sauce for a simple yet oh-so-flavorful meal.
This savory yet healthy spin on a classic comfort food dish will give you all the cozy-feel vibes. This Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie has a rich-tasting veggie filling that’s topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked until golden perfection. Perfect for Sunday Supper or as an easy make-ahead for a hearty weeknight dinner.
This Ground Turkey Pasta Bake is a hearty pasta dish full of lean ground turkey and fresh veggies smothered in one delicious yet light cream sauce.
Nothing says comfort like a big bowl of this Ground Turkey Crockpot Chili! Simple to prepare, loaded with veggies, creamy beans, and warm spices this hands-off meal is low in calories, high in fiber, and full of protein for one hearty and delicious recipe.
Brimming with a flavorful chunky ground turkey filling, this Ground Turkey Lasagna is lower in calories than the classic and full of nutritious veggies for one satisfying meal.
These Middle Eastern-inspired Turkey Kofta Kebabes are full of fragrant spices and lean ground turkey. So, if you’re looking to take your tastebuds on a trip to the Middle East, fire up the grill and make these kebabs for one satisfying weeknight dinner!
With authentic bold flavors, this healthy Ground Turkey Enchilada recipe is a healthy take on a Mexican classic. This hearty dish is quick, easy, and on the table from start to finish in just 45 minutes.
Ready in 40 minutes, this Picadillo-style chili is not your everyday chili! Made with lean ground turkey, picadillo seasonings, olives, raisins, and quinoa; this thick and hearty dish is perfect for a cozy fall or winter meal.
Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Bolognese is a healthy weeknight meal that looks and tastes like you’ve been preparing it all day. This healthier version is full of hearty ground turkey and classic Bolognese flavors for a lighter take on the Italian classic.
Quick, easy, and ready in 30 minutes, these Zucchini Turkey Meatballs are packed with Italian flavors and baked to perfection. Pair with your favorite pasta or zucchini noodles, and top with your favorite sauce for one dish that’s sure to satisfy all those comfort food cravings.
Simple yet delicious, this Turkey Meatloaf is moist, packed with veggies, and topped with an irresistible sweet and tangy glaze. Perfect for Sunday Supper or as a make-ahead for a busy weeknight dinner, be sure to save any leftovers for a tasty meatloaf sandwich.
Tater Tot Casserole gets a healthy twist! Full of hearty, lean ground turkey, veggies, and a simple homemade sauce, this recipe is quick to throw together and is one comforting meal for all to enjoy.
This Healthy Taco Salad is a fiesta for your tastebuds! Loaded with fresh veggies, baked tortilla chips, and finished with your favorite toppings, this easy, family-friendly meal is under 500 calories and is on the table in 30 minutes flat!
Healthy Turkey Chili with Pinto Beans tastes like classic chili but is loaded with fresh veggies and has less saturated fat. Oh, and it only takes 40 minutes to whip up.
Healthy Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are nutrient-packed and come together in 30 minutes! Enjoy them with homemade salsa for a quick and healthy meal any night of the week.
Turkey Meatballs get a tasty Asian twist! These Hoisin Glazed Asian Turkey Meatballs are bursting with warm ginger, nutty sesame, and crunchy water chestnuts and drenched in a simple hoisin glaze that gives these little nuggets the perfect sweet and spicy kick!
Ground Turkey with Butternut Squash Skillet is a 30-minute, one-pot, guilt-free dish that’s light, fresh, and nutritious. This delicious, easy meal is sure to satisfy you.
Maple Turkey Chili is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Top this dish with your favorite chili finishers like avocado, cilantro, sour cream, and cheese, and serve with some buttery cornbread for a tasty meal that’s ready in under an hour.
These gluten-free Ginger Turkey Meatballs with Maple Tahini Glaze are a crowd-pleaser! Perfect for entertaining, potlucks, game day, or any get-together, these meatballs come together in 35 minutes and are wonderful on any appetizer spread.
This Turkey Pad Thai is a dish of perfection. Comforting noodles, crunchy peanuts, and an unexpected burst of herbs, this dish has the right balance of sweet, sour, salty, and umami all wrapped in one. Ready in 30 minutes, this dish is a great weeknight meal.
Turn on the grill! These Grilled Turkey Burgers are juicy, tender, and made with a handful of basic ingredients. Whether you enjoy outside during the warm-weather months or whip up on an indoor grill in the cold, these healthier burgers are guaranteed to impress.
Side Dishes To Pair With These Ground Turkey Dinners
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Katie Webster studied art and photography at Skidmore College and is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. She has been a professional recipe developer since 2001 when she first started working in the test kitchen at EatingWell magazine. Her recipes have been featured in numerous magazines including Shape, Fitness, Parents and several Edible Communities publications among others. Her cookbook, Maple Quirk Books was published in 2015. She launched Healthy Seasonal Recipes in 2009. She lives in Vermont with her husband, two teenage daughters and two yellow labs. In her free time, you can find her at the gym, cooking, stacking firewood, making maple syrup, and tending to her overgrown perennial garden.