Ground Turkey Recipes
Talk about versatile, ground turkey can do it all. This leaner cousin of ground beef is a healthy and flavorful protein. The leanest ground turkey is made from only breast meat, juicier and more succulent is ground turkey made with a mixture of ground dark and white meat. And like ground beef, ground turkey is an economical meat to keep on hand in the freezer -- it can be the base of so many quick and easy recipes for dinner. Beyond delicious fast meals like turkey burgers and kebabs, don’t overlook the slow cooker potential for ground turkey in our turkey stew with lima beans. It also shines in slow cooked meals like chili, meatloaf, and our wonderful one-pot turkey skillet pie. Don’t save turkey for Thanksgiving!
Mini Turkey MeatloavesThese tasty meatloaves are just right for a busy family; serve them hot from the oven, at room temperature, or even chilled.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Turkey-Meatloaf BurgersUsing dark meat makes these burgers extra-juicy and flavorful.
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Stir-Fried Turkey in Lettuce WrapsTo serve the wraps as sandwiches, tuck them into a split, scooped-out baguette for a variation on banh mi.
Turkey PicadilloServe this dish -- a lighter variation of the classic Cuban picadillo, made with beef -- over white rice.
Turkey ChiliIf you think of turkey chili as less robust than the beefy original, think again. Our version starts with an ancho-tomato puree for deep flavor.
One-Pot Thai Turkey and RiceTo reheat this dish in the skillet, poke holes in the rice in several places with a spoon and pour in 1/4 cup water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Emeril's Meatloaf with OatmealIf your family loves meatloaf as much as Emeril's, get them into the kitchen to help assemble this simple, winning meatloaf recipe with oatmeal. Whip up some mashed potatoes and a vegetable, such as green peas or steamed carrots, and you've got a well-rounded meal.
Grilled Kofta KebabsIf using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling. To make lamb and turkey koftas at the same time, combine all the ingredients except the meat first, then transfer half the mixture to another bowl and add one pound of each meat to each bowl.
One-Pot Turkey Skillet PieThis may become the new most-requested recipe in your house: Cheddar-buttermilk biscuits are dropped and baked over turkey chili for a guaranteed hit. The recipe comes from Martha's book "One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals from Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot, and More."
Turkey Pot Pie with Sage Biscuit ToppingEmeril gives a new twist on a classic southern dish that’s perfect for Mother’s day. This is Southern comfort food at it’s finest!
Jerusalem Artichoke Spaghetti with Turkey MeatballsA citrus-infused broth, turkey meatballs, and mild Jerusalem artichoke pasta update your everyday spaghetti and meatballs.
Zucchini-Ribbon "Lasagna"Strips of zucchini stand in for lasagna noodles, adding texture and flavor.
Spinach-and-Turkey Hand PiesGreek-Style Turkey Meatloaf stars as the savory filling in these flaky phyllo-dough hand pies.
Honey-Chipotle Turkey MeatballsThese smokey sweet meatballs will be a big hit at your party.
Doughless Pot StickersGround turkey replaces the typical pork filling in these "dumplings." Look for a package that's 92 percent lean, which is more flavorful and juicy than extra-lean meat but still healthy.
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Turkey Meatball SoupThe simple addition of meatballs -- flavored with fresh thyme, oregano, and parsley -- to homemade chicken stock makes this soup a big hit with children.Recipe
Spiced Turkey BurgersMake a double batch, for now and later. These flavorful burgers can be frozen up to two months; thaw patties overnight in the refrigerator, and broil.Recipe
Swiss Chard, Cabbage, and Turkey Meatball SoupA mixture of ground turkey, garlic, herbs, and seasonings is formed into meatballs and simmered in a base of chicken stock, cabbage, and Swiss chard. Whole-wheat pasta, rich in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, is added before serving.Recipe
Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey MeatballsThis hearty soup can be made ahead and frozen for up to three months, so you can enjoy it well into spring.Recipe
Emeril's Turkey Burgers With Cilantro MayonnaiseThese lighter burgers are great for any gathering.Video
Turkey Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise
Why not try something different on the grill with these turkey burgers with cilantro mayonnaise. These turkey burgers have just enough kick with onions, peppers and spices! Also, score Emeril's Cilantro Mayonnaise recipe!Video
Monterey Jack Stuffed Burger RecipeWho doesn't love a cheese burger!? Take this classic BBQ staple one step further this Memorial Day with our simple trick.Video
Chipotle-Glazed Turkey MeatloafThis recipe for Chipotle-Glazed Meatloaf will have you hoping there's leftovers for a sandwich the next day. It's that good!Recipe
Chipotle-Glazed Meatloaf with Sweet PotatoesTomorrow night, use leftover meatloaf to make hearty sandwiches.Video
Avocado and Sweet Pepper Turkey Burger RecipeFor a turkey burger that’s packed with lean protein, sweet Peppadew peppers, and crisp arugula, look no further than this deliciously juicy Mustard Turkey Burger. Perfect to have for lunch or dinner, so indulge and enjoy!Video
Greek-Style Turkey MeatloafIf you love meatloaf but want something a little different, try my Greek-inspired turkey meatloaf. The secret: layers of flavor. Start by sauteing red onion, celery, and garlic; stir it into a combination of white- and dark-meat ground turkey, with some feta and dill; and you have a whole new loaf on your hands (literally, because you have to mix with your hands!). Serve up with a crisp green salad.Recipe
Vermont BurgersMake your crowd happy by offering options: garlic-and-sage-infused turkey burgers and a classic version made with grass-fed beef. Store-bought pickles are great as a garnish. Or try these Pickled Vegetable recipes.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Turkey-Meatball Soup with Escarole and PappardelleWhenever possible, make your own stock; it tastes far better than the canned version. Always serve this dish with a fork and soup spoon.Recipe
Spaghetti Squash with Turkey MeatballsThis meal has all the fun and flavor of traditional spaghetti and meatballs, but without the carbs and high calories.