25+ BEST Ground Turkey Recipes: Easy + Delicious!

Have a package of ground turkey to use up? Here are 25+ easy ground turkey recipes to try out. From pasta recipes, to soups, appetizers and more. They’re all SO delicious (and healthy too)!

Ground turkey is such a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes – from savory pasta dishes to soups, turkey burgers, meatloaf and more!

Here are 25+ healthy dinner recipes with ground turkey.

Some of the most popular recipes on my blog include these Turkey Swedish Meatballs, this Turkey Picadillo, and these Thai Curry Meatballs. But there are so many great options!

Keep reading to discover some new favorite ground turkey recipes.

PS – Most of these recipes will work with ground chicken, ground pork, or lean ground beef too!

Easy Ground Turkey Recipes (That are SO Delicious!)

Taco Quinoa & Turkey Lettuce Wraps make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that’s amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare. They’re perfect for meal prep too.
These Taco Quinoa & Turkey Lettuce Wraps make a hearty, healthy, protein packed meal that’s amazingly delicious and quick and easy to prepare. They’re perfect for meal prep too.
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Overhead shot of curry meatballs in grey bowl with chopsticks, topped with spicy mangoes.
Thai Curry Meatballs is a recipe that I make on the regular. I like that the ingredients are easy to find in the local grocery store, and the fact that it’s a nutritious and quick weeknight dinner option that will be on your table in just 30 minutes!
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Bowl of pumpkin chili topped with cheese, avocado, sour cream and red onions.
This easy Pumpkin Chili is deliciously rich & creamy. Made with ground turkey, pumpkin puree, pinto & kidney beans and your favorite chili spices. It will be on your table in 30-minutes! With options to make it on the stove top, in the slow cooker or in the Instant Pot.
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Picadillo in shallow white bowl with folded tortilla and rice.
Ground Turkey Picadillo is a lightened up version of the traditional Latin American dish made with ground beef. This sweet and savory mixture combines briny olives and capers, with sweet golden raisins, black beans and plenty of delicious spices. Serve it over rice or as a taco filling and enjoy! 
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Overhead shot of bowl of turkey swedish meatballs served on top of mashed potatoes.
Easy Turkey Swedish Meatballs are a lightened-up version of traditional Swedish Meatballs. Served in a delicious, creamy sauce. Serve them over mashed potatoes, rice or egg noodles. 
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These easy ground turkey burgers are tender and juicy. They’re quick and a cinch to make – they’ll be a family favorite all summer!
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Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash: flavorful turkey meatballs, in a delicious red sauce, overtop spaghetti squash.
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Turkey sloppy joes loaded with a healthy meaty filling and a sweet and zesty sauce layered between toasted burger buns. Quick 30 minute meal.
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This Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl had loads of veggies on top of a bowl of steamed rice. This popular recipe is sure to become a family favorite.
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Imagine a healthier, quicker but just as equally delicious recipe for bolognese that you can make any night of the week to the delight of the whole
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This turkey meatloaf recipe makes a healthy and hearty weeknight dinner.
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Juicy, lean, and inviting Turkey Kofta recipe. A healthy recipe that packs lean protein, savoury flavours, and satisfying wholesome ingredients the entire family will enjoy.
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Turkey Tacos that are quick, easy, healthy, juicy and packed with flavor – you won’t even miss the beef with the secret ingredient!
Get the RECIPE from Carlsbad Cravings
Turkey takes over for the traditional ground meats in this rich bolognese sauce for a short cut lasagna dinner that cuts the calories but not the flavor.
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Korean-style ground Turkey. Perfect for weeknight dinners or lunch, even in a lunchbox.
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One pan Ground Turkey and Zucchini Skillet with tomatoes and pesto is 30 minute low carb recipe that will be your family’s favorite!
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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins. This is the perfect way to make your meatloaf a little more elegant and refined.
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Hearty ground turkey and vegetables coated in a smooth, flavorful gravy and topped with creamy, rich mashed potatoes and baked to bubbly perfection. The ultimate comfort food dinner!
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This comforting Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is savory, smoky, and packed with lean protein and a trio of fiber-rich beans.
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Sun-Dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Ricotta Turkey Meatballs: Nothing traditional about these ricotta meatballs… made with ground turkey, plenty of ricotta cheese, and flavor packed sun-dried tomatoes. Then just toss with a quick homemade basil and white wine tomato sauce, pasta and parmesan, so good!
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This turkey white bean chili recipe is hearty, healthy, simple to make, and packed with flavor. Makes great leftovers!
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These Asian lettuce wraps taste like PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps (and Pei Wei’s), and they are so easy to make. They can be ready in 20 minutes!
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This easy ground turkey pasta recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and tossed in a Spanish roasted red pepper sauce (romesco sauce)!
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Lean ground turkey, rice, green beans, tomatoes, and delicious seasonings are combined for a quick and easy all-in-one Ground Turkey Skillet meal!
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Easy Healthy Taco Salad w/ Ground Turkey that’s perfect for dinner, lunch, or meal prep! Delicious and gluten free. Make this in under 30 minutes!
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This ground turkey with butternut squash skillet. This recipe is a 30-minute one-pot skillet meal that is perfect for a busy weeknight!
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Meatballs simmering in curry sauce in skillet.

25+ BEST Ground Turkey Recipes

Here's 25+ of the BEST ground turkey recipes to try! Pasta recipes, soups, appetizers and more. They're all SO delicious (and healthy too)! Try these Thai Curry Meatballs. It's a nutritious and quick weeknight dinner option that will be on your table in just 30 minutes!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people


Turkey Meatballs:

Coconut Curry Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 can (14 ounce full-fat coconut milk)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 2 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste (or finely minced ginger)
  • Large handful of baby spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro and/or basil (roughly chopped)

Spicy Mangos:

  • 1 fresh mango (diced)
  • 1 serrano pepper (seeded and minced)
  • 1 lime (zested and juiced)

For Serving:


  • Preheat oven to 450-degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together egg, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Add ground turkey, breadcrumbs, and green onions. Mix until just combined.
  • Form the meat into tablespoons sized balls (about 15-20 meatballs) and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until shallot becomes translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk, curry paste, soy sauce and ginger. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked meatballs and simmer about 5 minutes, until they’re well coated in the sauce.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in spinach, lime juice, cilantro and/or basil. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Combine mango, serrano, lime zest and lime juice in a small bowl.
  • Serve meatballs and curry sauce over bowls of rice topped with spicy mango mixture.
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Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1903IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg

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