40+ Ground Turkey Recipes: Which Are You Trying?

Like ground turkey? Check out some of these ground turkey recipes that you can make today!

Dinner is always a problem in my house. After all, it comes every single day, and the little (and big) people in my house need to be fed. Every. Single. Day.

I am always looking for new and exciting recipes to serve so that they and I don’t get bored. Whenever I find something that we like, I try to make extra and put it in the freezer for those days where I just can’t cook.

Having food available saves us from wracking up a take-out bill and helps keep our food costs down.

Ground Turkey is a great substitute for ground beef. It is considered healthier, and it usually is cheaper than meat. When using ground turkey in recipes, I find that I can stretch it further.

For me, a pound of ground turkey will feed more people than a pound of a sliced or whole turkey. Most recipes have ingredients that you mix with the meat to make it stretch more.

These recipes also usually go well with side dishes, so you save money on the ground turkey and can make your grocery budget go a little further! All these small things help me feed a large family on a budget.

So, without further ado, here are some of the best ground Turkey Recipes that you should absolutely and definitely give a try!

47 Ground Turkey Recipes

Veggie Turkey Chili

This healthy turkey chili is jam-packed with super delicious vegetables and so much flavor. The best part is – it is so flexible. Use your veggies on hand. Mix up the meat. It is SO good. Great beginner recipe.

Healthy Crock-Pot Turkey Chili

This Healthy Crock-Pot Turkey Chili is protein and fiber-filled, with lots of spices and flavor! It’s the perfect comforting dish while being healthy too.

30-Minute Turkey Mini Meatloaf

Mini turkey meatloaf is the answer to getting dinner on the table in 30 minutes. This turkey meatloaf recipe is super moist, full of rich flavor thanks to Italian turkey sausage and balsamic vinegar, and the leftovers make a mean meatloaf sandwich.

Copycat Panera Turkey Chili {Easy Crockpot Recipe}

This copycat Panera turkey chili is so easy to make at home. Let your crockpot or slow cooker do all the work with this recipe!

Ground Turkey Pasta Recipe

This Ground Turkey Pasta Recipe is a super easy, cheesy, and flavorful weeknight dinner with lean ground turkey and pasta smothered in tomato sauce. Guaranteed to have the whole family begging for seconds!

Instant Pot Turkey Tacos

These Instant Pot Turkey Tacos are the easiest weeknight dinner (think taco Tuesday). The meat has a rich flavor and a thick sauce that tastes like it has been simmering for hours. But thanks to the Instant Pot, this ground turkey is ready in 15 minutes. Serve the turkey taco meat in your favorite tortillas and load up on toppings!

Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

This delicious Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili has both Instant Pot and stovetop instructions and is a great way to warm up on a cold day! We love how easy it is to throw together on busy weeknights.

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

This Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a family favorite full of flavor! Simmer this lean ground turkey for hours in the Crockpot for an easy dinner.

Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg roll in a bowl is a healthy deconstructed egg roll without deep-frying! It’s a low-carb meal packed with veggies and flavors, ready in 20 minutes!

Juicy Grilled Turkey Burgers with Dijon Mustard

Juicy, delicious, lightly seasoned, and grilled turkey burgers – an indulgent ground turkey patty made with tangy Dijon mustard and breadcrumbs to bind it all together.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

These five-ingredient Turkey Sloppy Joes are quick, easy, and Weight Watchers Friendly! They are also kid-friendly and have a quick, easy weeknight meal that’s perfect for those busy, activity-filled evenings!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Turkey Meatballs

These easy Slow Cooker Cranberry Turkey Meatballs are the perfect healthy holiday appetizer, made in your crock-pot with a simple cranberry BBQ sauce. They are quick to make and festive.

Tacos in a Bag

Easy and fun ground Turkey tacos in a bag! We call them “walking tacos,” They are great for game day tailgating or weeknight dinners!

Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

A healthy and Weight Watchers Friendly Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie, Made with ground turkey, parsnips, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes. You can use leftover mashed potatoes or instant mashed potatoes.

Healthy Loaded Taco Salad Tostadas

If taco salad and tostadas had a baby, it would be these! Loaded up with all your favorite fixings from a taco salad in crunchy layers between tostada shells.

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Looking for a delicious and low-calorie soup recipe? This Slow Cooker Taco Soup is packed with flavor! This healthy and hearty soup can feed a crowd and is a fantastic option for a filling lunch or dinner.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs. Delicious and quick turkey meatballs cooked in the air fryer. Perfect for a quick dinner or post-exercise snack. You can use any turkey meatballs in the air fryer. Whether thawed, frozen, or make ahead, simply follow our time and temps for perfect meatballs.

Instant Pot Turkey Chilli

Instant Pot Turkey Chilli. Let me introduce you to the best turkey chili recipe ever. The chili is not too tomatoey; it is full of flavor, frugal, and Weight Watchers Friendly.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This amazing turkey pumpkin chili is packed with fall flavors – pumpkin puree and aromatic spices, and it’s lightened up by using ground turkey instead of beef.

Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs

Dinner is ready in just 30 minutes with these instant pot turkey meatballs. They are a family favorite with both adults and kids!

Turkey Cabbage Patch Soup

Turkey Cabbage Patch Soup is a hearty and healthier cabbage soup prepared with lean ground turkey. It’s a comforting cold-weather soup and freezes well, too!

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Stir Fry

A simple weeknight dinner ready in under 30 minutes, this Ground Turkey Teriyaki Stir Fry is just the right amount of sweet and savory. Packed with broccoli, a hint of orange zest, and all the flavor the whole family will love!

Southwest Ground Turkey Enchiladas

Southwest Ground Turkey Enchiladas are a perfect healthier spin on a classic! Packed with turkey, beans, and vegetables for a hearty Mexican dinner.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Curry

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Curry is like tasting a party in your mouth with an explosion of spices, herbs, and flavors to charm the whole family in under 30 minutes.

Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables and Pasta

This ground turkey soup is simple to make, inexpensive, healthy, and comforting. Pasta and beans make this brothy soup extra filling!

Ground Turkey Stir Fry

This ground turkey stir fry recipe is quick, easy, filled with plenty of veggies and delicious sauce! Great over rice or noodles.

Turkey Sausage Rolls

Yummy and healthier than other sausage rolls, these turkey sausage rolls are the perfect lunch! They are filled with veggies and made with puff pastry, and are simple to make.

One-Pot Healthy Turkey Bolognese

One-pot turkey mince bolognese that the whole family loves! Crammed full of veggies and with loads of flavor, it’s a perfect easy weeknight dinner.

Quick White Bean & Turkey Chili

The fastest chili recipe! Make this simple chili in the Instant Pot with a homemade spice blend and lean turkey for a healthy meal in a flash.

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a classic comfort dish. This recipe amps up the nutrition content by using lean ground turkey for the filling and sweet potato mash for the topping.

Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs

Ground turkey meatballs are delicious and versatile. You can make this gluten-free recipe in the air fryer or the oven.

Cranberry, Pecan, and Mushroom Turkey Meatloaf

This cranberry, pecan, and mushroom turkey meatloaf recipe are meant to remind you of Thanksgiving dinner. Just add your favorite sides!

Spicy Jalapeno Turkey Burger Recipe

The perfect burgers if you like something a little spicy- which I do! It is flavorful and delicious- just be careful when serving to kids as it may be too spicy for them.

Panera Turkey Chili Recipe

I am obsessed with Panera Bread’s soups! This Panera-inspired turkey chili recipe is a copycat of the original. Now you can make your favorite Panera chili right at home!

Turkey Taco Skillet with Cauliflower Rice

If you’re looking for healthy ground turkey recipes for dinner, then you’re going to love this one-pan turkey taco skillet! But, of course, it’s perfect for meal prep too!

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

You’re going to love this healthy turkey chili! A high-protein chili recipe that’s low in fat and rich in fiber and will keep you full for hours. It’s the perfect meal prep recipe for fall and winter.

Gluten-Free Egg Roll in a Bowl

Looking for a quick and healthy meal, sure to satisfy the pickiest of eaters? With only a handful of fresh ingredients, egg rolls in a bowl come together in under 30 minutes and are a delicious and quick meal for a busy night.

Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs

These Sweet Sesame Ginger Meatballs are Asian-style turkey meatballs that can be served as an appetizer or on a bed of rice for a complete meal!

Fresh California Sausage and Turkey Burger

This burger is a winner. The fresh vegetables paired with the creamy sriracha mayo make this a burger that’s as decadent as it is delicious. Sausage and turkey are a perfect pair and offer a moist and tasty burger.

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe

These EASY ground turkey stuffed bell peppers make a simple low-carb dinner that everyone loves. Just seven ingredients are needed for the perfect taco-stuffed peppers!

Ground Turkey Jerky Recipe – No Dehydrator Needed!

Ready for a ground turkey recipe that is different than all the rest? This ground turkey jerky recipe is the easy way to make jerky! You don’t even need a food dehydrator for this one!

Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta {One Pot}

One-pot Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta with turkey, broccoli, and tomatoes has incredible taste and is ready in 30 minutes! It’s a healthy ground turkey recipe that your family will beg you to make over and over again.

Low Carb Ground Turkey Skillet with Pesto

This Ground Turkey Skillet with zucchini, tomatoes, and pesto is a delicious 30-minute low-carb ground turkey recipe that will become your family’s favorite! Minimum ingredients and effort with maximum flavor.

Instant Pot Meatball Soup

This easy Instant Pot meatball soup is made with homemade or frozen meatballs in under 20 minutes flat! A healthy low carb and keto-friendly dinner you’ll love.

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps have a nice serving of vegetables. They also have a fabulous and delicious ground turkey filling that is full of awesome flavor.

To amp up the filling, you can add chopped mushrooms and sliced green onions. The combination gives both an extra meaty texture and a distinctive flavor. However, it is really the sauce that takes the filling to the next level of yum.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet with Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet is a delicious fall harvest meal. It’s easy to meal prep for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Serve it in an egg burrito, stuffed pepper alternative, taco stuffing, or salad topper!

Instant Pot Low Carb UNStuffed Cabbage Rolls

Instant Pot Low Carb UNStuffed Cabbage Rolls with ground turkey or beef and fantastic sweet and sour sauce is the perfect keto stuffed cabbage family dinner!

Which one of these ground turkey recipes are you going to make?

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Hi! I am a millennial mom with a passion for personal finance. I have always been “into” personal finance but got inspired to start my blog after a period of extended unemployment. That experience really changed the way I viewed my relationship with money and the importance of accessible personal finance education.

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