27 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes to inspire your next meal! From turkey burgers to turkey chili, turkey tacos to turkey meatballs, and more simple recipes featuring this nutritious and delicious lean meat.
Turkey is a lean, mean, protein-packed ingredient – and not just for Thanksgiving. If you’ve only seen turkey in action around the holidays, allow us to introduce you to its practical, tasty, every day incarnation: ground turkey!
Everything that ground beef can do, ground turkey isn’t far behind. It’s a lighter yet hearty substitute in loads of easy meal ideas, from meatballs and taco meat, to chilis and pastas.
Are you thinking of including more turkey in your diet? We’re here for it! Ground turkey is:
- Leaner than beef. Ground turkey is a great heart-healthy alternative to ground beef, as it’s lower in saturated fat while still high in minerals and protein.
- Good for weight loss. Because it’s lean meat (technically, even more lean than ground chicken), ground turkey is a good option for losing weight and keeping weight off.
- Pretty darn tasty. There are so many ways to use ground turkey in recipes. Here are 27 easy ideas to be inspired by!
Ground Turkey Black Bean Enchiladas
Last-minute weeknight dinners don’t get easier, or tastier, than a pan full of saucy, cheesy homemade enchiladas! This Mexican-style meal is made with hearty, protein-rich ground turkey and black beans, and bakes up in under an hour.
Macro Friendly Turkey Lettuce Wraps
A fusion of fresh veggies and Asian-style flavors come together in these light and healthy turkey lettuce wraps. Made with bamboo shoots, sugar snap peas, sesame oil and herbs rolled up inside a crisp leaf of butter lettuce.
Turkey Lasagna with Pumpkin Alfredo
All the flavors of autumn combine in this extra flavor-filled turkey lasagna. A satisfying dinner idea made with layers of ground turkey and pasta sheets in a rich, creamy pumpkin Alfredo sauce.
Easy Crock Pot Turkey Stuffed Shells with Spinach
Saucy stuffed pasta shells filled with a savory mixture of lean ground turkey meat, creamy ricotta cheese and leafy green spinach. Topped with sauce and even more melted cheese, this is one crock pot recipe you’ll have on repeat!
Creamy Enchilada Chili
Every spoonful of this cozy homemade enchilada chili is just that much more satisfying than the last. Make this recipe with tender ground turkey for a lean version that’s loaded with nutritious veggies, black beans, cilantro and spices.
Pineapple Black Bean Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Say aloha to island-style flavor with this Hawaiian-inspired turkey chili made with pineapple chunks and black beans! An easy slow cooker chili recipe to make for any and all occasions, be it dinner, potlucks, or game day!
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