Ground turkey is one of the most versatile ingredients you'll find at the grocery store, making it an easy choice for your weeknight dinners. Not to mention, it can be the base for almost any kind of cuisine. From Thai lettuce cups and tacos to spaghetti Bolognese, there are few limitations to what you can do with a package of turkey meat. It's also one of the most affordable proteins out there, so if you want to buy it in bulk, you can easily store it in the freezer — it'll keep for about three to four months.
These ground turkey recipes turns the easy-to-make ingredient, which usually gets a bad rap for being "boring," into the tasty star of the show. Whether you're choosing it as a healthy substitute for ground beef or simply because you enjoy the flavor more, these ground turkey recipes are sure to keep the whole family happy and reaching for seconds. And after a delicious dinner, don't forget dessert!
This easy-to-make meal can be on the table in just 45 minutes. And if you decide to make these meatballs ahead of time (cook them for 10 minutes, cool and freeze), dinner can be ready even quicker since all you'll have to do is defrost and let them simmer in the soup before serving.
Turkey burgers don't have to be boring. Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of parsley to your patties to give your burgers a bright note.
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Add some extra protein to a weeknight dinner favorite with ground turkey and black beans.
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Chili paste, soy sauce, and ginger bring some serious spice to these turkey patties.
Enjoy this ground turkey dish as a bowl, on top of rice, or as a tasty taco filling.
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This lean take on lasagna is a hearty family meal — just don't count on having leftovers.
Go Greek with this easy dinner idea. Grill a variety of vegetables to add some freshness to the dinner.
Classic sloppy joes get a healthy makeover you can feel good about digging into.
Adding mushrooms, mustard, and other bold seasonings to the ground turkey mixture makes these meatballs way better than your standard beef recipe.
Consider this a fun, healthy twist on taco night.
There's no way anyone will call your salad boring when you show up with this Asian-inspired dish.
Meat loaf doesn't have to be heavy. This recipe is only 300 calories — pair it with a refreshing citrus salad and you're looking at a new go-to dinner.
Many Mexican-inspired dishes are full of flavor and easy to make, and this ground turkey recipe is no exception.
The outside of this meatloaf will get bacon lovers excited, but don't worry — there's good-for-you couscous and grated veggies hiding inside.
When scraped out with a fork, cooked spaghetti squash transforms into noodle-like strands and has tons of fiber and vitamins. Pair it with oven-broiled turkey meatballs for a low-carb version of pasta night.