Ground Turkey – 5 Ways!

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.

5 Ground Turkey Recipes

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 Quesadilla Burger
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!

Bacon Cheeseburger Bowl
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.

Turkey Bahn Mi Lettuce Cup
Taco Pasta

(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!

Taco 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.

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

12 thoughts on “Ground Turkey – 5 Ways!

  1. I saw your link on the You’re the Star Blog Hop. The lettuce wraps and pasta look amazing! Will be trying those, so I pinned them for later. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful idea! I love finding new easy delicious recipes.
    Thanks for sharing with us on the Homestead Blog Hop. Hope to see more this Wednesday.

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