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.

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.

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.

The Rachel Sandwich

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

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.

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."

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.

Turkey Caesar Sandwich

Rating: 3.32 stars
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Freshly made caesar dressing turns a run-of-the-mill turkey sandwich into something special. It's sure to upgrade your weekday lunch.

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.

Turkey-Pork Burgers

Throw a Southwestern-style barbecue with these juicy burgers and an assortment of tasty toppings and sides including Chipotle Mayonnaise, Pickled Zucchini and Onions, and Baked Beans.

Roast Turkey Breast

Rating: 3.11 stars
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No matter how you slice it, this turkey can be used in a variety of ways. Serve it for Thanksgiving, sliced over salad, or thinly sliced and pressed between hearty Italian bread for a delicious sandwich.
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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.

How to Spatchcock a Turkey for Thanksgiving

For juicy, evenly-cooked turkey with a crisp, golden brown skin, spatchcocking is the answer. In a little more than an hour, you can have a perfectly roasted 12-pound turkey. Here's a step-by-step guide, plus roasting tips, and advice on how to carve a spatchcocked bird. For more on this simple trick and other Thanksgiving tips, check out our latest and complete turkey guide, download here.

Turkey Kebabs with Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

Rating: 3.25 stars
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Thread these kebabs with turkey, pineapple, and red onion and then serve on whole-wheat pitas and top with a creamy tomatillo sauce for a light and quick lunch.