Ground Turkey Recipes

Talk about versatile, our ground turkey recipes can do it all. This leaner cousin of ground beef is a healthy and flavorful protein. Beyond delicious fast meals like turkey burgers and kebabs, don't overlook the slow cooker ground turkey recipes like our turkey stew, chili, meatloaf, and our wonderful one-pot turkey skillet pie.

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Ground Turkey Tacos

Rating: 3.38 stars
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Ground turkey is sautéed with chopped onion, chili powder, tomato paste, and chicken broth in these easy, family-friendly tacos. Stuff them into hard taco shells and top with all the fixings—sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado, cheddar cheese, and shredded lettuce.

Simple Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 3.49 stars
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Everyone needs an easy turkey meatloaf recipe. Emeril shared his ketchup-topped version with Martha. It comes from his book, " Emeril 20-40-60."

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Rating: 3.42 stars
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This kid-friendly recipe for turkey meatloaf muffins is packed with cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, dry mustard powder, and garlic. The secret ingredient? Pickles!

Our Favorite Turkey Burger

Rating: 3.46 stars
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These tasty burgers incorporate shredded Gruyère cheese and Dijon mustard in the patty, rather than on top, which prevents the bun from getting soggy. Breadcrumbs add even more texture.

Ground Turkey Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Lean ground turkey has significantly less saturated fat than beef. It tastes rich and earthy when simmered with chipotle chili powder. Carrots and peas brighten the filling, while yogurt, stirred into the mashed potatoes and parsnips, adds calcium.

Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 3.5 stars
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Looking for a leaner twist on classic spaghetti and meatballs? Try this version, which is made with ground turkey mixed with onion, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley.

Greek Turkey Burgers

Ground turkey patties flavored with parsley, Worcestershire, and Dijon mustard are steamed then seared for these Mediterranean-inspired pita burgers. They're topped with lemon-infused yogurt, hummus, and cucumber.

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Browning the ground turkey and aromatics on the "sauté" setting of the Instant Pot before simmering is essential for depth of flavor in this one-hour chili.
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Turkey-and-Mushroom Bolognese

This quicker, lighter version of Bolognese sauce still tastes rich and complex, like it has cooked all day. It uses a mix of ground turkey and chopped mushrooms, with a few morsels of pancetta thrown in for a flavor boost. Sautéed carrots and onion provide sweetness, and concentrated tomato flavor in the form of a paste adds instant depth.
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Ginger-Peanut Turkey Stir-Fry

For a fast—and satisfying—weeknight dinner turn to this stir fry. It's also a fresh answer to the age-old question of what to do with that package of ground meat in the freezer. A bold and silky sauce made with lime juice, fish sauce, peanut butter, and chili compliments just about any type of ground meat you have on hand. Serve it up with rice, loads of fresh herbs, and big, wrap-able greens.  
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Best Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 3 stars
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Looking for a healthy version of everyone's favorite comfort food? Try this recipe for turkey meatloaf, which is delicious on its own or served in between bread for a sandwich. Panko breadcrumbs add texture and sage, parsley, and Dijon mustard add flavor.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Amp up the flavor of mild turkey patties with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and top them with buttery Havarti cheese and slivers of tangy pineapple hot off the grates. Sandwich the stack in a plush Hawaiian bun with lettuce, red onion, and a smear of kicky jalapeño mayo, and take a vacation without leaving your lanai.