Ground Turkey Recipes

See how to cook ground turkey in chili, casserole, meatloaf, and more. Trusted ground turkey recipes, plus tips for cooking with this lean meat.

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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 2604
This is a simple and delicious recipe. After making them the first time my husband said 'no more' to beef burgers. These are really good - any cooking method may be used, and they freeze very well. The recipe can also be used for meatballs or meat loaves.

Ground Turkey Noodle Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 336
A satisfying casserole using ground turkey, egg noodles, and plenty of cheese.
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Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 492
This is a delicious, filling chili. Serve topped with sour cream and tortilla chips!

Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 2410
I always found turkey meatloaf to be quite disappointing. The flavor is usually lacking as well as the texture. Well, I have developed this version that has a great texture and a surprisingly good flavor (my brother couldn't even tell that it wasn't beef)! The secret is the quinoa, which adds wonderful texture and is much nuttier than breadcrumbs. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Cameron's Ground Turkey Salsa Ranchera for Tacos and Burritos

Rating: 5 stars 3
It doesn't get much easier than this -- lean ground turkey and salsa ranchera combined and made in a pressure cooker such as Instant Pot®. Perfect for tacos, burritos, or even a taco salad.

Ground Turkey Burritos That Will Fool Your Kids

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Great burritos that your kids will eat and ask for more. Ground turkey, crushed tomatoes, rice, onions, garlic, and celery wrapped in red cabbage within a white tortilla shell. We go to a lot of evening swim meets and our kids love them. If we told them what was inside they would say Eww! Without cheese, this is a lighter dinner alternative on the go.

Turkey Bolognese with Penne

Rating: 5 stars 3
This ground turkey Bolognese is a very surprising and hearty meal. This recipe is packed with flavor.

Best Turkey Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 376
Lean turkey gets tons of flavor, plus a tasty ketchup–brown sugar glaze.

Swedish Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 53
I've tried a few different Swedish Meatballs recipes and also the sauce packets they sell at the stores but I've never been happy with the results. One night I really wanted to make Swedish Meatballs, and after looking on multiple websites for recipes, I finally gave up and made up my own. It turned out delicious!

Chef John's Turkey Burger

Rating: 4.5 stars 76
This recipe uses some of the same techniques and seasonings as the shish kebab to improve the dull turkey burger. For something made with meat that is 95% fat free this is pretty good!

Maple Apple Turkey Sausage

Rating: 4 stars 16
I love breakfast sausage, but most store-bought brands are high in calories and fat and not very diet-friendly. Try this slightly sweet version made with real maple syrup. The apples help keep the sausage moist. I like to cook up a batch on Sundays and store in the fridge for quick breakfasts all week. Take care not to overcook the patties.

Instant Pot® Midwest Goulash

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Here's a lighter version of this homey comfort food casserole.

Inspiration and Ideas

Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes
Here they are, humanity's greatest victories over ground turkey fatigue. These recipes don't skimp on flavor!
Simple Turkey Chili
Rating: Unrated 2318
This recipe uses ground turkey, canned kidney beans, and plenty of seasonings.
Homemade Dog Food
Rating: 4.5 stars 270

Whether you cook for your pooch once in a while or everyday, this recipe will be sure to make some tails wag. This turkey, rice, and vegetable dog food can be fed to the dogs on its own or mixed in with kibble. Lucky Fido!