Turkey Recipes

Gobble up turkey year-round with these delicious recipes! Lean and healthy, find ground turkey recipes for meatballs and burgers, shred turkey breasts for chili and casseroles, or put together an aromatic brine for that leftover Thanksgiving turkey meat destined to feature in great sandwiches, tacos, meat sauces, and more.

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How to Make Easy Turkey Stock

Before Thanksgiving, follow our step-by-step guide and prepare a homemade batch of turkey stock to use for a rich pan gravy. Be sure to save the turkey bones from that delicious turkey you made using our exclusive downloadable turkey guide.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Rating: 3.5 stars 103
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!

Creamy Baked Tortellini with Spinach

In this easy, cheesy pasta bake, tortellini is briefly cooked and then tossed with fresh spinach and a super-quick homemade turkey ragu. Before finishing in the oven, the pasta is topped with crunchy seasoned panko mixture. 
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Turkey-Salad Sandwich

Here's a bright, fresh lunch that's ideal if, perhaps, you've overindulged (and delicious even if you haven't). A bit of lemony mayonnaise binds together roast turkey, apples, celery, and raisins. You can also serve the mixture over greens instead of bread.

Zucchini-Ribbon "Lasagna"

Strips of zucchini stand in for lasagna noodles and ground turkey is swapped in place of ground beef, adding texture and flavor in this healthy, vegetable-filled take on the Italian classic.

Ground Turkey Tacos

Rating: 3.5 stars 446
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.

The Rachel Sandwich

Rating: 4 stars 27
This delicious sandwich recipe—which layers sliced roasted turkey bread, Russian dressing, Swiss cheese, and creamy coleslaw—is courtesy of Chris Schlesinger.

Our Favorite Turkey Burger

Rating: 3.5 stars 542
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.

Black Beans and Sausage

Rating: 3.5 stars 191
Make this quick weeknight meal in 40 minutes using canned black beans and smoked sausage, such as Polish kielbasa.

Simple Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 3.5 stars 136
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 Caesar Sandwich

Rating: 3.5 stars 240
Freshly made caesar dressing turns a run-of-the-mill turkey sandwich into something special. It's sure to upgrade your weekday lunch.

Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 3 stars 219
This staple recipe for stuffed peppers is packed with lean turkey sausage, couscous, and Monterey Jack cheese for a hearty and healthy meal that everyone will love.
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Indulge in all kinds of warm and toasty variations on grilled sandwiches, like grilled vegetable paninis, Reubens, croque monsieurs, and more.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Properly Brining a Turkey
Giving your Thanksgiving bird a bath in salt water isn't complicated, but there a few things to know before you start the brining process. Here, we outline exactly how to brine a turkey for delicious results. Follow our instructions to prepare a perfectly brined turkey and download our complete turkey guide for more Thanksgiving tips.
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.