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40 Ground Turkey Pasta Recipes

These are the best ground turkey pasta recipes. You’ll love these indulgent turkey pasta recipes that the whole family will devour without complaint.

We like to use ground turkey because it is both a little leaner and a little cheaper than ground beef. Also, sometimes it’s just what we have on hand and I don’t want to make a trip to the grocery store in order to use ground beef or chicken where turkey will work just fine.

easy family recipes that use ground turkey along with pasta

If you are like me and keep ground turkey on hand in the freezer or refrigerator, you might be looking for a way to put it to good use. These ground turkey recipes with pasta are excellent for a few reasons.

First, most of these recipes for turkey pasta can be made in one pan. Second, ground turkey pasta recipes are almost always a huge hit with the family. No one complains when there is pasta involved, right?!

Can I use ground turkey in recipes that call for beef?

Sure, ground turkey really does substitute easily and efficiently for ground beef so if you have a favorite recipe that calls for ground beef, feel free to swap in the ground turkey.

If you are looking specifically for recipes that call for ground turkey and pasta, keep reading, I have a whole list for you to enjoy!

raw ground turkey on butcher paper

Why should I try turkey pasta recipes?

If you don’t usually use ground turkey with your pasta recipes, I think you should give it a try. Everywhere is different, but where we live, ground turkey is usually a bit cheaper than ground beef so I can usually work it into our grocery budget much more easily.

If you are feeding a big family, using ground turkey can make a big difference in recipes that call for a pound or two of ground meat.

Another reason to try ground turkey pasta recipes is for the health benefits. If I’m going to enjoy pasta, I usually like to make sure I’m pairing it with a lean protein. Using turkey instead of beef lets me enjoy more indulgent recipes with cheese and pasta.

baked penne ground turkey and vegetables in white baking dish

Can I meal prep these recipes?

Absolutely! The great thing about most of these recipes is that they can easily be made in advance. You can freeze them, thaw them out when you need them, or just keep them in the refrigerator for lunches or dinners throughout the week.

If you have teens or tweens in the house like I do, these easy recipes are great for them to heat for themselves without your help.

Featured image showing a ground turkey pasta recipe ready to be enjoyed

Looking for more ground turkey recipes?

You’ll want to try my super-easy one-bowl Ground Turkey Meatloaf. We have it at least once a month!

If you’re not a big pasta fan, what about these Easy Turkey Tacos?

There’s always ground turkey meatballs. You can even make them with a red curry sauce!

Let’s dive into some of these awesome recipes. You’ll notice a theme here. All of these recipes include pasta and ground turkey as their main ingredients. If that’s all you have on hand, you can rest easy knowing that there are lots of amazing ways to prepare these simple ingredients.

Ground Turkey Pasta Recipes

Add these easy ground turkey pasta recipes to your family meal plan. So many options to try!

Best ground turkey pasta recipes for easy family meals