Sloppy Joes, burgers, lasagna, and meatballs—turkey can do it all! Put the ground beef aside and give these ground turkey recipes a go.

Ground turkey recipes

There are plenty of reasons as to why people are looking to swap out ground beef for ground turkey. Ground beef is higher in saturated fat, so it isn’t ideal for a heart-healthy diet or for anyone looking to treat heartburn and reflux issues.

Many believe that choosing 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 times, you can avoid disappointment!

Even when it comes to favorites—like the burgers, tacos, and meatloaf you’re about to find in this list.

Close up shot of stacked turkey burger with greens, tomato slice, melted cheese, onions, and mushrooms.

The Best Turkey Burger

It’s all in the name! This turkey burger has gained popularity over the last year, and for good reason. It’s tender, juicy, and flavorful—just like your beloved beefy alternative.

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Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Don’t worry, we’ve kept that tangy ketchup-y glaze! But this healthier spin uses turkey instead of beef and friends, it’s as cozy as always.

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Lasagna with Ground Turkey Meat Sauce

This cheesy and meaty homemade lasagna is lightened up with a leaner meat sauce, but still totally offers that stick-to-your-ribs goodness!

Bowl of unstuffed cabbage rolls with dollop of sour cream.

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls with Ground Turkey

Cabbage Rolls made easy! These are a simpler and more approachable version of the classic made with turkey, rice, and cabbage.

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Instant Pot Ground Turkey Tacos

Ready in 10 minutes, these tacos are a perfect Taco Tuesday option. They’re tender, juicy, flavorful, and quite frankly, addicting as heck.

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Instant Pot Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

A childhood favorite, these Sloppy Joe’s are perfectly saucy, appropriately messy, and full of flavor; a quick and simple weeknight option!

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Instant Pot Bolognese with Ground Turkey

Despite the fact that this classic pasta sauce is ready in under an hour, it offers up the flavors of a meat sauce that’s been simmering all day long. Ladle it over your pasta or layer it into your lasagna!

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Instant Pot Tomato Pasta with Ground Turkey and Spinach

Wanna kick up your weeknight pasta? Try this recipe. You get ground turkey, tangy tomatoes, and spinach stirred into a creamy tomato-y pasta. Delish!

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Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Imagine an easy peasy chili recipe on any given weeknight. Well, here it is! Chock full of protein, beans, and veggies.

Turkey meatballs in a bowl with rice and bok choy.

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.

Did You Try Any of These Recipes?

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