If you’re looking for ideas on how to bring more ground turkey into your life, we’ve got you covered with these 24 recipes.

Collage of ground turkey recipes.

Using Ground Turkey Instead of Beef Has Never Been Easier—or Tastier.

We don’t got beef with beef, we just don’t miss it! Especially when you can make healthier versions of your favorite meaty recipes with just as much flavor. You can easily turn your favorite foods like burgers, tacos, and meatloaf into heart-healthy options by using ground turkey instead.  Many believe picking this leaner protein over it’s fattier, juicier counterpart leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to flavor and texture. But, with the right ingredients and cooking time, you can avoid disappointment. Here are 24 recipes that prove it:

Left: Stacked turkey burger; Right: Cheesy turkey lasagna in baking dish

7 Recipes That Lighten Up Comfort Food Classics:

Left: Ground turkey tacos in a black tray; Right: Ground turkey sloppy joes on a serving plate.

5 Instant Pot Ground Turkey Recipes:

5 Air Fryer Ground Turkey Recipes:

  • Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf. Meatloaf in an air fryer? Absolutely. It will come out juicy and tender in under 30 minutes. What’s not to love?
  • Simple Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs. This recipe is gluten free and super versatile, leaving you with endless options: pasta toppers, sandwich fillers, or appetizers!
  • Air Fryer Turkey Burgers. This turkey burger recipe is perfect for those who don’t have a grill, or for those times bad weather is trying to foil your grilling plans.
  • Air Fryer Turkey Stuffed Peppers. Roast bell peppers in the air fryer for that perfect crunch, and then cook them again for that awesome melty cheesiness.
  • Ground Turkey Air Fryer Taquitos. This beloved finger food gets cooked to a healthier crisp by being “fried” in the air fryer. They’re stuffed with perfectly seasoned ground turkey and stretchy cheese.

Left: Bowl of rice with hot honey ground turkey meatballs; Right: Bowl of meatball ingredients before being blended.

7 Tasty Ground Turkey Meatball Recipes:

  • Garlic and Ginger Meatballs with Hot Honey Glaze. Bake these turkey meatballs and toss them in a lip-smacking hot honey glaze! Unreal. They’re packed with garlic and ginger for East Asian-inspired flavors.
  • Baked Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Roasted Cauliflower. Sheet pan dinner alert! These turkey meatballs with roasted cauliflower switches things up with warming spices and fiery harissa paste. Serve them over fluffy couscous for a killer dinner.
  • Baked Garlic Herb Turkey Meatballs. Think you have to skip out on delicious meatballs just because you’re following a Whole30, GF, low carb, or keto plan? Think again. This nourishing recipe covers all the bases so that anyone and everyone can (and will!) enjoy them.
  • Turkey Meatballs in Maple Mustard Sauce. Simmer these garlick and herby meatballs in a sweet and tangy maple mustard sauce for an awesome way to change things up.
  • Buffalo Turkey Meatballs. Take your favorite chicken wing recipe and turn it into a meatball! These turkey meatballs are a treat on their own, but also make a perfect addition to hoagies or bowl meals.
  • Honey Sriracha Turkey Meatballs. Brushed these meatballs with a sweetened up version of everyone’s favorite hot sauce to make them the perfect appetizer and crowd pleaser.
  • Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce. And finally, if you want a simple way to enjoy meatballs in a classic tomato sauce, this recipe from our beloved Melissa Clark of NYT is the ticket.

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