10 Ground Turkey Recipes Worth Making
Sloppy Joes, burgers, lasagna, and meatballs—turkey can do it all! Put the ground beef aside and give these ground turkey recipes a go.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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40 Comments on “10 Ground Turkey Recipes Worth Making”
Came here because of the turkey burgers. They’re truly the best. I’m excited to try that instant pot pasta next.
Yay! Keep me posted :)
Those dang turkey burgers should be famous! Gonna try the instant pot pasta this weekend.
Haha, thanks so much, Jayne! Hope you love the pasta :)
These all look so delicious I don’t know which one to try first! It might have to be the chili – that would be perfect for this cold winter weather we’ve been having!
The chili is a total winner!
How do you manage to make ground turkey so “not boring”? Every one of these recipes looks amazing. First up for me are those awesome looking meatballs.
Haha, thanks so much Colleen!
Thanks for the round Ip for different ways to use up ground Turkey. We really enjoyed the juicy Turkey burger
Thank you for this! We’ve been making turkey meatballs, and also a seasoned ground turkey sauce a lot these days. Totally forgot about sloppy joes; and will definitely check out the lasagna and unstuffed cabbage rolls.
Yes!! Awesome. Keep me posted on what you try!
Yum! The recipes sound good, and the ground turkey lasagna looks amazing.
I’ve made several of these recipes and they’ve all been great! The turkey burger is next on my list!
Great to hear! The turkey burger has been a huge win with readers.
I love that all of these recipes are full of great flavors and so easy to make. They are perfect for a weeknight meal.
What an awesome recipe collection! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes soon. :)
Can’t wait to hear what you think!
I cannot wait to get my hands on the ground turkey. So many great choices to choose from. Thanks for the list.
You’re very welcome!
Aww, yeah. Just looking at these recipes is making me hungry! I’m bookmarking this and making them all.
Haha, keep me posted ;)
Such a great collection of recipes! We always have ground turkey on hand and have made a few of these already. The garlic and ginger meatballs are the family fave!
Those are always a hit!
Totally making the pasta and the meatballs yum!
Awesome! Keep me posted.
I always use ground turkey in place of hamburger in tacos. I really love the way it changes the texture.
That’s interesting! I’ve found the texture very similar.
We love ground turkey because it is so versatile. You have lots of great recipes here to try.
I just love using ground turkey in place of hamburger in recipes! These all look delicious. :)
What a great round up of turkey recipes — can’t wait to give these a try when I’m stuck for dinner ideas!
Let me know which ones you try!
Love how easy this recipe is. It’s perfect for our family!
Which recipe caught your eye?
Yes! I’ve been looking for an article like that! I constantly find turkey slightly underwhelming, so really keen to try some of these recipes to make me excited about it again!
I hear you! Until I really figured out how to make it shine, it was such a drag to use. Now, I love it!