Best Ground Turkey Recipes for Dinner

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As someone who loves experimenting in the kitchen, I often find myself reaching for ground turkey as a substitute for ground beef in many of my recipes. Not only is ground turkey lower in fat, making it a lighter option that’s easier on the stomach, but its versatility and mild flavor make it a perfect base for a variety of dishes.

Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy for a weeknight dinner or something unique to impress guests, ground turkey can do it all. Here are some of my favorite ground turkey recipes that showcase just how delicious and diverse this ingredient can be.

Sweet Potato Lasagna

Lasagna doesn’t have to be a difficult dish to make. Here’s my favorite lasagna variation.

Sweet Potato Lasagna with Meat Recipe
This recipe guides you through making lasagna using layers of thinly sliced sweet potatoes instead of traditional noodles, layered with a savory meat sauce and creamy bechamel. It's a straightforward dish that swaps pasta for sweet potatoes, making it a bit healthier and adding a unique twist.
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sweet potato lasagna recipe

Breaded Crepes with Ground Turkey

These oven-fried breaded savory crepes are sure to impress. They are filled with ground turkey sauce and cheese, rolled, breaded and baked to perfection.

Breaded Crepes with Ground Turkey
Enjoy crafting these delicious Breaded Crepes with Ground Turkey for a meal that’s as enjoyable to make as it is to eat!
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ground turkey breaded crepes

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Way

You should definitely try this Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl recipe because it’s not only quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy weeknights, but also packed with healthy ingredients like lean turkey, crunchy carrots, and broccoli. I love this recipe for its delightful combination of savory teriyaki sauce with the freshness of the vegetables; sometimes I add a touch of chili flakes to the sauce for an extra kick, which really enhances the flavors.

Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl
A tasty rice bowl made with ground turkey, savory teriyaki sauce with loads of carrots and broccoli. A quick and easy meal for the family!
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Ground Turkey Teriyaki Rice Bowl

Italian Turkey Puttanesca

Turkey Puttanesca has robust flavors of olives. Garlic and tomatoes blend wonderfully with ground turkey for a hearty and satisfying dish. I love this recipe for its simplicity and the rich, deep flavors it delivers, especially with my personal twist of omitting anchovies and capers, which tailors it perfectly to my taste preferences.

Turkey Puttanesca
Original puttanesca includes anchovy fillets, but guess what? This one doesn't! That's why I opted for turkey!
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Turkey Puttanesca

Stir Fry

This recipe provides simple and effective ways to enhance the flavor and juiciness of Butterball ground turkey, ensuring that your burger patties or any ground meat dish turns out deliciously tender and tasty.

Butterball Ground Turkey Stir Fry
Butterball ground turkey is the best! Besides being extremely simple to cook, it's even easier to make it taste amazing!
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Butterball Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Creamy Turkey Meatballs

The special feature of this recipe is its combination of Paleo-friendly ingredients and quick preparation, offering a deliciously healthy turkey meatball dish with a savory sage cream sauce, ready in less than 25 minutes, making it ideal for both weeknight dinners and breakfasts.

Turkey Sausage Meatballs In Sage Cream Sauce
Unbelievably easy oven baked Paleo turkey meatballs and sage cream sauce. (Gluten free, whole30, paleo). Perfect for a weeknight dinner or breakfast! On the table in LESS than 25 minutes!
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Turkey Sausage Meatballs In Sage Cream Sauce

Ground Turkey Pasta Dish

The best things about this Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta recipe are its convenience of being a one-pot meal, the creamy and flavorful combination of sharp cheddar and parmesan cheeses, and its versatility allowing for easy additions of various vegetables for a more nutritious dish.

Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta
Easy cheesy (& better than boxed), you need just one pan for this ground turkey pasta! It has a rich cheesy sauce that your family will LOVE.
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Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta

Ground Turkey Casserole

The three best things about this Southwestern Ground Turkey Casserole are its quick preparation time of around 30 minutes, its healthful blend of lean protein, spices, and vegetables, and its adaptability to various flavors, making it a versatile dish for any dinner occasion.

Southwestern Ground Turkey Casserole
This southwestern ground turkey casserole recipe is a fantastic mix of spices, vegetables and lean protein. It all comes together in about 30 minutes for a healthy dinner. This is not the first ground turkey casserole with rice I’ve made, and there’s a very good reason for that.
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Southwestern Ground Turkey Casserole

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps


I absolutely love the Easy Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema recipe and all its variations, but the Grilled Mahi Mahi Tacos with Chipotle Lime Crema is my favorite alternative—offering a delightful seafood twist while keeping the vibrant flavors.

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema
These Lettuce Wrapped Ground Turkey Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema are a healthy weeknight meal that’s full of flavor and gluten free! They’re simple, fun, and extremely delicious.
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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps with Cilantro Lime Crema

Patties


You should try these turkey burgers because they are incredibly juicy and flavorful, with a clever use of mayonnaise to ensure creaminess and prevent dryness. Perfect for a quick, satisfying meal, these burgers offer a delicious alternative to traditional beef burgers and are ready in just 20 minutes.

Turkey Burgers
These turkey burgers are flavorful and juicy. The secret? I use ground turkey thighs and add creamy ingredients such as mayonnaise.
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turkey burgers 1 2023

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

My favorite way to use ground turkey instead of ground beef is in Sloppy Joes. This lighter variation is not only healthier but also packed with flavor, making it a delightful alternative to the traditional beef version.

Turkey Sloppy Joes
These turkey sloppy joes get a little zip from red pepper flakes.
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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Classic Meatloaf

Because who doesn’t love meatloaf?

Easy Turkey Meatloaf
Swap out the beef for turkey in this meatloaf recipe! It comes together with ground turkey, eggs, and just a few pantry staples. It’s the perfect weeknight meal and can be made ahead.
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Easy Turkey Meatloaf

Korean Recipe for Ground Turkey

I absolutely love this Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl recipe because it incorporates sesame oil and ground ginger, which add a unique depth and warmth to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile significantly. This makes the meal not just satisfying but also a delightful experience for the taste buds.

Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl
Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl is a delicious quick-cooking dinner that can be used with your leftover rice. A lifesaver!
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Gluten Free Korean Turkey and Rice Bowl

One Skillet Ground Turkey Pasta

There are a few pasta recipes on this list, but this one is probably the best because it is the creamiest.

One Skillet Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta
This Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta dish is a fast and tasty one skillet recipe made with lean ground turkey that’s simmered in a creamy tomato broth base and topped with cheese. Serve it with New York style Garlic knots for a perfect weeknight meal.
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One Skillet Cheesy Ground Turkey Pasta

Ground Turkey Spaghetti


I often turn to this recipe when I’m craving spaghetti, as it satisfies my desire for a hearty, flavorful pasta dish.

Turkey Spaghetti
Turkey Spaghetti- The most easy & delicious spaghetti sauce using simple ingredients you have in your fridge/pantry. Done in under 30 minutes!
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Turkey Spaghetti

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Growing up eating stuffed peppers often, this recipe really brings back those warm, comforting memories.

My Favorite Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers
My favorite ground turkey taco stuffed peppers are the best weeknight meal! The turkey is flavorful and juicy. The peppers are deliciously roasted. Yum!
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My Favorite Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Tacos

Ideal for taco nights, this recipe promises a delicious twist with fresh toppings and warm tortillas, making it a delightful choice for both weeknight dinners and casual gatherings.

Ground Turkey Tacos
Ground Turkey Tacos: Your New Go-To Recipe. A fresh and flavorful update to taco night, these turkey tacos are easy, delicious, and perfect for a quick dinner!
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Ground Turkey Tacos

Enchiladas

I love this recipe because it cleverly combines nutritious veggies with flavorful ground turkey and rich enchilada sauce, all baked under a layer of melted cheese, making it a wholesome and comforting meal.

Ground Turkey Enchiladas
Ground Turkey Enchiladas are easy to make and the perfect weeknight dinner or meal prep dish to enjoy throughout the week.
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Ground Turkey Enchiladas

Ground Turkey Taco Soup


This soup recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a meal that’s low in carbs but still leaves you feeling full and satisfied after just one plate.

Hearty Turkey Taco Soup
Taco soup made with Honeysuckle White® Ground Turkey.
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Hearty Turkey Taco Soup

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