I've rounded up my favorite ground turkey recipes! Many of these recipes are healthy and make awesome leftovers that are great for big batch cooking. I've got everything in here from chilis and soups to turkey meatballs, burgers, low-carb recipes, pasta, and tacos.
About ground (minced) turkey
Ground turkey is typically a mixture of light and dark meat. You can, however, buy ground turkey breast or ground turkey thigh by themselves. Typically the darker the meat, the higher the fat content. Some benefits of dark turkey meat are that it doesn't dry out as fast when you cook it, and it tends to be more flavorful. Ground turkey in general is typically lower in fat and calories than ground beef, but it's important to read labels to understand what you're buying. If you've never cooked with ground turkey, it's worth giving it a try. You can swap it for ground beef in many recipes.
Without further ado, here's some great ways to use ground turkey!
Turkey Taco Stuffed Avocados from The Recipe Critic
These stuffed avocados make an amazing low-carb lunch or snack! Load them up with your favorite toppings.
Egg Roll in a Bowl by Cooking Classy
Skip the frying and effort and make this easy, healthier twist on egg rolls!
Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce from Foodie Crush
This Mediterranean twist on turkey burgers is perfect for a healthy dinner!
Turkey Taco Zucchini Boats from Platings & Pairings
You won't even miss the tortillas with this low-carb twist on taco night.
Ground Turkey Soup from Salt & Lavender
This soup is easy to make, healthy, and inexpensive. It's also great if you're feeling under the weather.
Healthy Turkey Lasagna from Ambitious Kitchen
This lasagna may be lighter but it does not skimp on flavor!
Turkey Picadillo from Table for Two
This Latin American dish typically uses ground beef, but it's just as delicious with ground turkey. Serve it with rice or add it to tacos!
Ground Turkey Mushroom Stroganoff from Recipe Runner
You'll love this lightened up take on the classic Beef Stroganoff!
Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers from Wine & Glue
These stuffed peppers make amazing leftovers and are lighter than your typical stuffed peppers.
Green Chile Turkey Tacos by Cotter Crunch
Roasted green chiles kick the southwest flavor up a notch in these tasty tacos.
Sweet Potato Spinach Bacon Turkey Burgers by A Family Feast
These filling, satisfying burgers are a blend of lean ground turkey, sweet potato, onions, garlic, and fresh baby spinach – plus some chopped bacon and seasonings for added flavor.
Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps by Sweet Peas & Saffron
The best part of these wraps are that you can make them from fresh or frozen ground turkey. The leftovers keep in the fridge for a few days, and you can use the filling for more lettuce wraps or tacos, in salads, etc.
Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas from Diethood
These enchiladas are saucy, cheesy, and oh-so-good!
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili from Salt & Lavender
This chili is healthy, cozy, comforting, and simple to make. It makes great leftovers for meal prep!
Spicy Turkey Taco Salad with Baja Dressing by Half Baked Harvest
If you're looking for a fun, grown-up twist on taco salad, this is it!
Skinny Turkey Sloppy Joes by Taste & Tell
This healthier alternative to your standard Sloppy Joes are loaded with extra veggies. They're sure to be loved by kids and adults alike!
Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps by The Endless Meal
These Thai-inspired lettuce wraps are made with healthy ground turkey, pantry-staple Asian flavors, and drizzled with a creamy ginger tahini sauce.
Easiest Ground Turkey Stir Fry by The Girl on Bloor
This ground turkey stir fry is healthy, delicious, and great for leftovers/meal prep!
Easy 20 Minute Turkey Bolognese from Salt & Lavender
This is a quick and healthy pasta sauce that also makes great leftovers!
Cauliflower Rice Turkey Taco Skillet from Fox & Briar
This dish is a quick and easy low carb dinner. It takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is packed with veggies!
Ground Turkey Cowboy Caviar Salad by The Beach House Kitchen
This salad is a hearty, protein-packed dish that’s perfect for a low-carb meal.
Honey Sriracha Turkey Meatballs from Chili Pepper Madness
That honey and sriracha flavor combo make these meatballs positively addictive!
Turkey Meatloaf from Wine & Glue
The whole family will love this lighter take on meatloaf!
One Pot Turkey Mexican Pasta by Cooking for Keeps
Lean ground turkey is cooked with pasta, salsa, plenty of smoky spices, and just a touch of sharp cheddar cheese for a lighter take on comfort food.
Turkey Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie by Taste & Tell
Ground turkey is combined with vegetables and an easy gravy, then topped with cheesy mashed sweet potatoes A great change up from the original!
Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs by Jessica Gavin
A big bowl of Italian wedding soup is a flavorful marriage of ingredients. Mini turkey meatballs are broiled until golden brown, then simmered with the vegetables.
Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese by The Recipe Rebel
You'll love this hearty, healthy one pot pasta that comes together in about 30 minutes!
Easy Ground Turkey Burgers from Salt & Lavender
These ground turkey burgers are juicy, moist, and easy to make.
Which of these ground turkey recipes is your favorite? I hope this roundup helps you figure out what to do with ground turkey meat. 🙂