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50+ Easy Ground Turkey Recipes to Make for Your Family

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.

Raw ground turkey in white package

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.

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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

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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

Turkey meatballs ready to be eaten.

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

Turkey burgers with cucumber salad on white plate

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.

Jumbo Saute Pan with Glass Lid

Slotted Spatula

Nonstick Loaf Pan

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

[…] 20 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes […]

Leslie Clingan

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.