These ground turkey recipes offer dozens of delicious lunch and dinner picks if you’re looking for a healthier take on your favorite comfort foods, need a quick-cooking protein for busy weeknights, or if you’re just taking a break from beef. We rounded up our best ground turkey recipes ever that boast fantastic flavor with plenty of crowd-pleasing stunners as well as quick and easy dinner ideas.
Versatile and inexpensive, ground turkey is a blank canvas for sauces, spices, add-ins, and extras. In the mood for pasta? Try flavorful ground turkey meatballs that’ll fill you up without weighing you down. Or maybe you’re experimenting with a keto (or paleo!) diet and need to ditch the carbs: Add ground turkey to Thai lettuce cups for a kicked-up dinner that delights any diet. What about ground turkey burgers? We have a Mediterranean take on this American classic for a light meal that comes together faster than you can say feta. If you’re craving Tex-Mex, you’re in luck. We mix ground turkey into game-worthy chili and genius taco cups that the whole family will love. Don’t think we forgot about good ol’ fashioned meatloaf — and we gave it a new-school twist for even better flavor.
These colorful, crave-worthy recipes show that there’s so much you can do with a package of ground turkey, making it the perfect easy protein to keep on hand (and in your freezer!).
A saucy, ground turkey filling lightens up this family-favorite weeknight dinner without compromising flavor. Yep, #TacoTuesday just got better.
We use ground turkey and oats to give a healthy twist on this old-fashioned recipe. Just don’t tell Grandma.
Sweet and smoky chili tastes even better out of an edible corn tortilla bowl.
Healthy turkey Thai lettuce wraps get kicked-up with fresh mint, cilantro, and lime juice. Pass the Sriracha!
Melty mozzarella makes these turkey meatballs over-the-top. It’s the best kind of surprise inside.
Hearty ground turkey chili, loaded with beans, peppers, and tomatoes, is a healthier, full-flavored take on your go-to recipe.
Cooked spaghetti squash creates vegetable “strands” that mimic the real thing! Paired with homemade turkey meatballs and an eggplant-tomato sauce, it’s a veggie-packed dinner winner.
Mini loaves aren’t just an adorable way to serve traditional meatloaf- they also cut the cooking time in half! Roasted cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes complete the meal.
Using everyday ingredients like noodles, soy sauce, lime juice, and ginger make this adaptation of a popular Chinese dish easy (and delicious!) to make at home.
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This tasty pasta packs a nutritious punch: ground turkey boosts collagen growth, carrots keep the heart healthy, and cinnamon inhibits inflammation. Seconds, please!
Garlic, mint, and fish sauce give these turkey meatballs a savory zing. Tucked into lettuce cups with shredded carrots, every bite boasts a satisfying crunch.
A spicy tomato sauce is the perfect pairing to lean ground turkey, whole wheat spaghetti … and plenty of Parmesan cheese.
A pile of rice noodles topped with gingery ground turkey and fresh crunchy veggies is the quick and healthy dinner every Monday night needs.
You won’t even notice that we swapped ground turkey for the usual beef in this recipe … especially when it’s smothered with cream sauce.
You’ll thank yourself now (and later!) for this stovetop chili that’s ready in 25 minutes and freezable for up to 3 months.
Ground turkey filling, spiced with paprika and cumin, stuffed into taco “cups” is the most fun you’ll have at dinner.
These juicy burgers are a fave of Woman’s Day contributor Ayesha Curry’s daughter. With that addictive smoky mayo and jalapeño slaw, they’ll be a new favorite of yours, too.
This rich and filling stew with ground turkey, wheat berries, and tomatoes gets a kick from cumin and coriander. It’ll warm you up from the inside out!
Shallots and mushrooms sneak extra flavor into these turkey burger patties. The creamy sauce and melty cheese topping makes them irresistible.
Ayesha Curry makes a double batch of these herbed turkey Parmesan meatballs and freezes them for later. On your next busy weeknight, just defrost and simmer into this creamy kale soup!
Healthy(er) lasagna made in one skillet? We’ll take it! The ground turkey, cottage cheese, and low-fat mozzarella filling is a lighter take on the classic recipe.
Dill, cumin, and coriander spice-up these juicy turkey meatballs. A swipe of Greek yogurt on flatbread and crunchy veggies are the perfect pairing!
Saucy Sloppy Joes are a flavorful family favorite; serve the filling on thick country bread with a green salad for a deliciously messy dinner.
Seasoned with scallions, garlic, zucchini, mint, and cumin, these turkey burgers pack a big flavor punch. Topped with feta cheese, it’s a Greek-style feast worth returning to again and again.
Mushrooms, garlic, mustard and thyme give bold flavor to basic turkey meatballs. Store-bought marinara sauce makes this meal weeknight-easy!
Pumpkin purée and a dash of cinnamon make this chili spicy-sweet and perfect for fall!
This meat loaf spiked with fresh orange, ginger, garlic, and cilantro breaks all the rules of the classic recipe with its bold, unexpected flavors. Yep, sometimes the rules are meant to be broken.
Lightened-up Shepherd’s Pie that’s just as comforting as the original? We’ll take an extra-big slice, please.
When you need a break from beef, turkey lasagna looks (and tastes!) like the classic.
Stuffed peppers are endlessly adaptable, and this version with store-bought sauce and frozen rice is the quickest way to satisfy that craving for a cheesy baked dinner.