What can you make with ground turkey? So many easy and flavorful meals! Give some of these 50+ easy ground turkey recipes a try, some of which are my family's favorite recipes.
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Does your family love ground turkey as much as mine? I buy the four-packs of ground turkey at Costco, so there's always some in the freezer ready to prep one of these dinner ideas.
Want to meal prep ahead of time? I cook the ground turkey along with a chopped onion in my favorite skillet. Then, after it cools, I freeze it in zipper bags to get a head start on busy weeknights. It's easy to add to spaghetti sauce or saves me time with another recipe that needs cooked meat.
What kind of ground turkey should I buy?
Ground turkey comes in different varieites, depending on the fat content. Just like chicken, turkey can be either white or dark meat.
I typically purchase the 93% or 95% label turkey, which does have more calories and fat than the all white meat variety. It has some dark meat in it, so it is darker pink in color. I find that this cooks best for our favorite ground turkey meat recipes.
The 99% lean ground packages are all white meat, so it is super lean. This is great if you're eating low fat or doing Weight Watchers. However, this meat dries quickly when cooking. You may find that recipes with it have you add fats (like olive oil) so it will cook more evenly.
Is ground turkey cheaper than ground beef?
I typically see ground turkey cheaper than ground beef. You can replace ground beef in many recipes with ground turkey, so there are tons of easy recipes out there that you can turn into dinners with ground turkey.
Are these low sodium ground turkey recipes?
They can be! Any time you cook your own meals at home, you have control over the amount of sodium you're adding. You can choose seasoning blends with low salt. I like to use low sodium Better Than Bouillon when I cook.
Avoid buying processed ground turkey–like packages with marinades/spices already added. While it takes more time, making your own meatballs rather than buying frozen prepared meatballs will guarantee lower sodium ground turkey meals.
Easy recipes with ground turkey
At our house, we like eating ground turkey, so I buy it in bulk to have on hand for weeknight dinners.
Between burgers, meatloaves, casseroles, and more–there are so many easy ways to prepare it.
Take a look at these easy dinner ideas with ground turkey. Pick something that is new to you, and give it a try!
Easy Stovetop Ground Turkey Chili from MoneywiseMoms
Slow Cooker Italian Sloppy Joes from MoneywiseMoms
Ground Turkey Goulash from MoneywiseMoms
Healthy Turkey Bolognese from Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats
Turkey Tater Tot Casserole from Penny Pincher Jenny
Grilled Turkey Burgers with Onions from Drugstore Divas
Sweet Barbeque Turkey Meatloaf from Kenarry
Turkey Cornbread Potpie from Family Balance Sheet
Pumpkin Turkey Chili from Olivia's Cuisine
Asian Turkey and Green Bean Saute from MomAdvice
One Pot Cheesy Shells with Turkey and Broccoli from Creating My Happiness
Baked Ground Turkey Meatballs from MoneywiseMoms
Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions from It Is A Keeper
Turkey & Black Bean Tacos from Good Cheap Eats
Turkey Picadillo from Living Sweet Moments
Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from Say Grace
Turkey Spinach Burgers from MoneywiseMoms
Cheesy Turkey Stuffed Peppers from Fearless Dining
Egg Free Meatloaf from Rock-a-Bye Parents
Turkey Stuffed Shells Casserole from Thrifty Jinxy
Turkey Parmesan Pasta from MoneywiseMoms
Easy Egg Rolls with Ground Turkey from Mama Knows It All
Taco Sloppy Joes from Good Cheap Eats
Kasha Turkey Chili from $5 Dinners
Winnie's Nigerian Spaghetti from Say Grace
Turkey Stuffed Eggplant from Living Sweet Moments
The Best Turkey Meatloaf from MoneywiseMoms
Slow Cooker Turkey Stuffed Peppers from Stockpiling Moms
Samosa Cups from Good Cheap Eats
Heart Healthy Taco Salad from SoFab Food
Turkey Meatball Soup from Dear Creatives
Healthy Hidden Veggie Meatloaf from Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats
Meatloaf with no Breadcrumbs from MoneywiseMoms
Ground Turkey Gyro Burgers from MomAdvice
Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup from Kenarry
Turkey Burgers with Brie and Cranberries from Living Sweet Moments
Whole30 Meatloaf from Reuse Grow Enjoy
Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers from 4 Hats and Frugal
Squash and Turkey One Pot Chili from SoFab Food
Taco Lettuce Wrap Recipe from My Frugal Adventures
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Turkey Burger from I Love My Disorganized Life
Sweet & Sour Turkey Meatballs from Sublime Reflection
Skinny Ground Turkey Enchiladas from The Gardening Cook
Mexican Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers from Little Broken
Pineapple Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs from Smart School House
Easy Turkey Tacos with Fresh Toppings from Cook Clean Repeat
Pesto Turkey Sliders from MoneywiseMoms
Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl from The Yellow Bliss Road
Ground Turkey Enchilada Skillet from Cookin Canuck
Thai Turkey Meatballs with Red Curry Sauce from MoneywiseMoms
Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs & Zoodles from KenyaRae
My Ground Turkey Cooking Essentials:
These are some of the tools that. I find absolutely essential when cooking ground turkey and ground turkey meals. Check out these links to see if you can up your kitchen game with some simple but effective tools.
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More Recipe Collections:
If you are looking for some other recipe collections that will help you build your next meal plans, these posts will help! There are so many delicious recipes to choose from and they're all organized so you can pick and choose which types you want!
The Mum Reviews
Saturday 4th of March 2017
I have to admit that we basically never use ground turkey in our house but this gives me reason to reconsider. The peppers look lush! #foodiefriday
Friday 3rd of March 2017
Great recipes. We are always looking for something new to try with the kids.
The Best Turkey Meatloaf - Moneywise Moms
Friday 3rd of March 2017
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Thursday 2nd of March 2017
Pinned and drooled over! Love the look of the turkey and green beans. Thanks for linking up at TBB.
Friday 24th of February 2017
Thanks for including our recipe! I'm sharing on social media now.