If you are looking for ways to make your meals a little healthier, adding Ground Turkey to a recipe that normally calls for ground beef. You can do a straight across trade in your spaghetti, goulash and tacos. A lot of my family’s favorite recipes are made with ground turkey.
In some recipes you do have to add a little extra fat to make sure it doesn’t dry out. You can usually accomplish this with an egg or some avocado oil. Ground Turkey has such a mild flavor that you can use it in just about any style of food. Which is clear based on the wide variety of recipes I have collected for you below! It makes great meatballs and burgers too!
Here are five Ground Turkey Recipes for you to try out!
Turkey Quesadilla Burgers
(get the full recipe here!) If you are looking for totally different burger creation – this is it! Instead of a bun, you use two cheese quesadillas. It is a delicious and fun meal the whole family is going to love.
Turkey Meatball Farro Salad
(get the full recipe here!) – Farro is a totally underrated grain. It is packed with protein and nutrients and it tastes amazing. It has an almost nutty flavor and pairs well with lots of flavors. This dish is perfect for a hot summer day when you want a cool meal. The cucumbers give it the perfect crunch too!
Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls
(get the full recipe here!) – A super simple way to make a family favorite healthier is to remove the bread. It really is that simple! By taking out the buns, bread and tortillas, you are cutting out so many carbs and a lot of sugar too. The easiest way to do that is turn the dish into a Bowl – like I did with this Bacon Cheeseburger Bowl recipe!
Turkey Banh Mi Lettuce Wraps
(get the full recipe here!) – I absolutely love Bahn Mi Sandwiches – but the bread is a huge part of the preparation. So I was inspired to turn it into a lettuce cup that would cut those carbs right out! And the result is these Turkey Bahn Mi Lettuce Cups – a healthier version of the traditional Bahn Mi Sandwich.
(watch the video here!) – this one is going to be a real crowd-pleaser. It is basically a full meal Mac & Cheese with the addition of ground turkey, green chilies and tomatoes to give you a flavors of taco in a pasta!
In my cookbook, Homemade on a Weeknight there are eleven recipes using Ground Turkey! Garlic & Parmesan Turkey Meatballs, Sloppy Joe Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Stuffed Meatball Pasta, Summer Veggie Skillet, Sweet Pepper Nachos, Sweet Potato Skillet, Taco Pasta, Turkey Bean Chili, Turkey Meatballs with Sun-dried Tomato Sauce, Turkey Patty Melts and Turkey Rice & Beans. Get your copy today if you more Ground Turkey Recipes.