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31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Louise Hendon | February 28
31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Who says turkey is just for Thanksgiving? Delicious and healthy, turkey is a great way to add variety to a Keto diet. And I’ve put together 31 Keto ground turkey recipes that will have you talking turkey in no time!

This list has something for everyone, from easy chipotle turkey meatballs to inventive dishes like pizza turkey crust meatza (you gotta try it!). I’ve even thrown in a few breakfast turkey dishes on the list to show just how amazingly adaptable this protein is.

Here are just a few of the Keto Ground Turkey Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Turkey Meatballs

Keto Creamy Meatballs with Fried Cabbage

– Keto Summit

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground beef or ground turkey or ground chicken or ground lamb, garlic powder, egg, salt, black pepper, coconut oil, onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, coconut cream, cabbage.

Here is another great idea for a healthy and satisfying meal for the whole family! The creamy tomato sauce helps to boost the flavors of the meatballs and the fried cabbage is a good alternative as a side dish. This recipe would also work using other ground meats such as pork or turkey, so it can accommodate any dietary restrictions you may have to cater for.

Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs (Contains Dairy)

– Slim Palate

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate

Ingredients: ground turkey, chipotle powder, garlic, dijon mustard, dried cilantro, egg, parmesan cheese, limes, avocado oil, salt, pepper.

Turkey is an excellent meat to use when making meatballs as it is much easier to digest than red meat and is full of protein. If you have never tried lime with turkey or chicken then I recommend you try it as it gives a wonderful zingy flavor to the meat. You can adjust the chipotle if you don’t like things spicy and if you don’t tolerate dairy you can miss out the parmesan.

Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: ground turkey or pork, egg, almond flour, cilantro, red chili pepper, fish sauce, ginger, butter or green leaf lettuce, green tomato chutney.

This recipe is a great go-to if you are feeding someone who is gluten intolerant as it is so tasty, yet so healthy! Lettuce wraps are also a great dish to give the kids as they can eat with their fingers, and if you are following this recipe it is easy to control how spicy you make these. This would also be a good idea to serve outside for a summer lunch for friends and family.

Nearly Carb Free Meatballs (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: milk, pork rinds, egg, salt, ground black pepper, Parmesan cheese, parsley, ground venison, beef, or turkey, onion, garlic.

Although this recipe actually used venison, we recommend you use turkey which is easier to digest and is just as flavorful. The garlic goes really well in these delicious meatballs and they can be batch-cooked and frozen, then you have ready-made meatballs to serve with vegetable spaghetti for a healthy dinner or packed in a lunchbox.

Tomato Dijon Turkey Meatballs

– Peace Love and Low Carb

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: ground turkey, horseradish dijon mustard, tomato paste, Italian flat leaf parsley, garlic, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper.

The Dijon mustard gives these meatballs a lovely kick of heat and adds a depth of flavor to the turkey. These taste great served with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for a satisfying dinner. You can also change these up by using other ground meats – whatever you have in the refrigerator! To make these even fresher in flavor you could add some fresh basil instead of the parsley.

Keto Meatball Recipe with Ground Turkey, Garlic & Ginger

– Ketogasm

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground turkey breast, almond flour, egg, onion, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt, coconut aminos, red boat fish sauce.

The almond flour in this recipe helps to give the meatballs the texture you expect but without adding too much in the way of carbs. It also helps to stop the meatballs from being too dense and dry, but if you are nut-intolerant you could add shredded zucchini instead. The seasonings in this recipe give the meatballs a true Asian-inspired flavor, and these would be great for a main served with cauliflower rice.

Southwest Meatballs with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce

– PaleOMG

Ingredients: ground turkey or chicken or beef, red onion, red bell pepper, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, 30-second mayo or Primal Kitchen mayo.

The amount of heat from these meatballs can be adjusted to suit your own palate – if you like heat just add in more chili powder! The recipe does not give you too much heat so these are family-friendly. These would be a good idea to serve as party food, but can also be served with a bowl of dip for game nights too!

4-Ingredient Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

– Cavegirl Cuisine

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, ground pork or beef or turkey or chicken, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning.

If you find yourself running out of energy after a busy day and need a simple recipe to make for dinner, then look no further! This is spaghetti squash with a simple and easy meat sauce that will satisfy the whole family. You can add in your favorite veggies like mushrooms and onions if you want to, or just leave it simple!

Spaghetti squash is not only tasty – it’s super healthy too.  Registered Dietitian Brenda Duby, RD says, “Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is gaining popularity as a lower calorie, lower carb alternative to pasta.”  She notes some of the nutritional benefits of this vegetable, including beta carotene, and vitamins C, K, and B vitamins.

Keto Ground Turkey Casseroles

Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna with Spicy Turkey Meat Sauce (Contains Dairy)

– Ambitious Kitchen

Ingredients: zucchini, olive oil, garlic, yellow onion, green pepper, extra lean ground turkey, tomato sauce, crushed tomatoes, dried oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, ricotta, egg white, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese.

I have often been disappointed by vegetable ‘pasta’ replacements, but the zucchini really works here and even gives you the feel of traditional lasagna sheets. The spicy meat sauce gives a lovely combination with the richness of the cheese, giving the whole dish a satisfying and hearty feel. If you are counting calories you might want to cut back on some of the cheese, or you could use a lower-fat one.

Low-Carb (and Gluten-Free) Enchilada Casserole with Ground Turkey and Chiles (Contains Dairy)

– Kalyn’s Kitchen

Ingredients: onion, Poblano (Pasilla) pepper, olive oil, lean ground turkey, salt, ground black pepper, red chile enchilada sauce, light sour cream, whole green chiles, low-fat Mozzarella cheese, low-fat 4 Cheese Mexican Blend.

Here is another comfort food casserole that I am sure will become a family favorite! Remember you are in charge of how hot you make this, so if you are not a fan of too much spice, you can use red bell peppers instead of chiles. This casserole is full of flavor and would be great to serve for a filling and hearty meal the whole family will enjoy.

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Breakfast Casserole

– Vibrant Life Army Wife

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, ground chicken, turkey, or pork, sweet onion, sea salt, dried sage, dried thyme, dried rosemary, nutmeg, dried parsley, paprika, cayenne, black pepper, eggs, coconut milk.

If you have never tried a casserole for breakfast, then I can recommend you try this one! You can use the meat listed here, or your own favorite sausage meat and the herbs can also be altered to suit your own taste. Why not try making this for dinner, then using leftovers for breakfast for the rest of the week! You will find that second-day casserole is even tastier as the flavors have time to meld together.

Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole (Contains Dairy)

– Sugar-Free Mom

Ingredients: cauliflower, coconut flour, salt, bacon, ground beef or turkey, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper, butter, heavy cream, yellow mustard, cheddar cheese.

My daughter reckons she can pick out cauliflower at 50 paces, so imagine her surprise when she finished a serving of this casserole and had no idea there was cauli in there! The flavors of the seasonings really mask the flavor completely. This dish has all the flavors of a good cheeseburger and even smells of a cheeseburger, but with the added heavenly bacon bits to crown it all.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Contains Dairy)

– Well Plated

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, extra-virgin olive oil, ground turkey, red onion, green bell pepper, kosher salt, black pepper, diced tomatoes with Italian spices, garlic, Italian seasonings or mix of oregano, basil, and thyme, red pepper flakes, part-skim mozzarella or provolone cheese, fresh parsley or basil.

If you would like to make this dish but find yourself short on time, remember that you can cook the squash up to three days in advance then it’s ready for a quick midweek dinner. This casserole has the flavors of the Mediterranean, thanks to the herbs and Italian spices used, giving it a wonderful flavor. You can store this in the refrigerator for a few days, so leftovers won’t go to waste.

Easy Mexican Taco Casserole Recipe (Contains Dairy)

– Joy Filled Eats

Ingredients: ground turkey or beef, taco seasoning, salsa, Nancy’s Organic Lowfat Cottage Cheese, cheddar cheese.

Mexican cuisine is all focused on fresh and tasty ingredients and spices, so you can imagine low mouth-watering this taco casserole is going to taste! It is meaty and full of flavor and has a wonderful cheesy topping to dig into. This can be served with avocado, keto guacamole or low-carb tortilla chips and can be perfect for a Mexican-inspired dinner party.

Keto Turkey Burgers & Meatloaf

Mini Spinach Meatloaves

– Paleo Flourish

Keto Ground Beef Recipes

Ingredients: ground pork or ground turkey, ground beef, onion, garlic, fresh spinach, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, almond or coconut milk, coconut oil.

What a versatile dish this is! These tasty little meatloaves would be ideal for a healthy breakfast, a light lunch or as a snack on the go, but would also make a great appetizer for a dinner party, or as party food! The list is endless! You could even use ground turkey instead of beef if you prefer and alter the seasoning to make it more your own. Have fun experimenting with different combinations!

Caramelized Onion, Spinach, and Swiss Stuffed Turkey Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– The Nourished Caveman

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: ground turkey thighs, egg (duck or chicken), ghee or coconut oil or lard, leek, garlic, cumin, pink sea salt, spinach, yellow onion, raw Swiss cheese, ground black pepper, lemon, avocado, sunflower sprouts (optional), greens.

Turkey is one of the most nutritious meats you can buy, and using the meat from the thighs gives you a better flavor than breast meat. The idea of stuffing a burger is quite an exciting idea, because you don’t know what you are getting until you cut it open. Serve them on top of a bed of leafy salad to give you a delicious and satisfying meal.

Chili Lime Turkey Burgers

– Popular Paleo

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, scallions, serrano or jalapeño pepper, mushrooms, lime zest, kosher salt, egg, coconut oil.

Although turkey does not have a strong flavor of its own, it seems to be able to carry other flavors like chili and lime, without the taste being compromised too much. The chopped mushrooms add another meaty texture and they can be as spicy as you like. These taste great as a lunch dish served with guacamole, which can help tone down the heat if you are using stronger chilis.

Turkey Taco Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: lean ground turkey, avocado, bell peppers, onion, roma tomato, salsa, sour cream, black olives, sharp white cheddar cheese, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not the bun that makes the burger – it’s the other way round, so there is no need to serve burgers in buns of any sort. Concentrate on making the burgers extra tasty and you will never even miss the bun! These ones are full of flavor and have all the spices needed to make your burger the main attraction for a family meal!

Spinach Cilantro Turkey Burgers

– Savory Lotus

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: ground turkey (dark meat), onion, baby spinach, Herbamare seasoning, celtic sea salt, fresh cilantro, ghee or butter, Optional (for toppings): avocado, homemade pickles, lettuce, caramelized onions.

These turkey burgers use the dark meat, so they are packed full of flavor as the dark meat is nearest the bone. You also have the goodness from the spinach, which is a great source of iron. If your family doesn’t ‘do’ greens, just chop the spinach and cilantro really fine and they won’t even notice. Serve these with caramelized onions or toppings of your choice.

Feta Cheese and Olive Turkey Burgers (Contains Dairy)

– The Keto Cookbook

Ingredients: turkey mince, black olives, feta cheese, egg, garlic powder, salt, pepper.

Here is another Mediterranean-inspired recipe that has the traditional flavors of feta and olives. This is a simple recipe that you could make to impress guests or to serve for a family lunch. These taste great hot or cold, so why not make a batch to take for lunch during the week? Eat on their own or with some guacamole, or wrapped in lettuce.

Bacon Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: ground turkey or ground beef, tomato puree or tomato sauce, egg, almond meal, sea salt, black pepper, butter, onion (optional), garlic, mushrooms, coconut amino sauce, uncooked bacon, Swiss cheese.

Let’s be honest; most households had their meatloaf recipe when we were growing up and they weren’t always great. So here is a delicious recipe that you can try to reintroduce meatloaf as a family favorite. Whether or not you use the cheese here, you have a super-tasty meatloaf thanks to the turkey and bacon. This meatloaf tastes good cold too, so leftovers can be used for lunches during the week.

Turkey Meatloaf with Hidden Veggies

– Popular Paleo

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: ground turkey or beef or combo of ground pork/beef/turkey, veggie pulp (bell pepper, kale, baby spinach, carrot), onion, garlic, eggs, kosher salt, Mrs. Dash Original seasoning blend, tomato paste, red chili flakes, fresh black pepper.

If you are like me and have a couple of veggie-dodgers in the family, then here is the answer! This meatloaf can trick even picky eaters into swallowing vegetables without complaint because they can’t see them! Perfect! Just remember to let the meatloaf rest for around ten minutes before cutting so it won’t fall apart. This one can even be frozen for use later in the week.

Ground Turkey Brussels Sprouts Skillet

– My Heart Beets

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets

Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, ground turkey, garlic, chili powder, salt, black pepper, cayenne, bell pepper, brussels sprouts.

I know that many of us were brought up hating sprouts, but that was because Mom boiled them for ages and they tasted bitter and disgusting. Time to change things up a bit! Stir-frying the sprouts gives them a whole new taste and gets rid of the bitterness. So now we can enjoy them in this turkey skillet dish with its subtle seasonings!

Other Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Low Carb Pizza – Turkey Crust Meatza (Contains Dairy)

– Ketogasm

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground turkey, egg, garlic powder, Rao’s marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, olives, bacon, pepperoni.

Having tried this meatza recipe, I can’t see me missing out on traditional pizza while I am eating low-carb foods! It tastes amazing! The turkey and parmesan give it a lovely tasty crust, then you can add whatever toppings you have. If you don’t have olives, don’t worry – just use something else or miss them out. Sliced red onion works well here too!

Turkey Pumpkin Chili in the Slow Cooker

– Low Carb Yum

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: oil, green bell pepper, garlic, ground turkey, tomatoes, tomato paste, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, sea salt, onion powder, ground pepper.

Pumpkin can be a very useful fall vegetable to add to a chili as it is cheap and can make the meat go further. It is a good source of vitamin C and is full of fiber and partnered with the ground turkey, it makes a delicious chili to keep you going through the day, or to fill you up on a cold winter night. This chili would be ideal to take in a container and heat at work for lunch. If you find it difficult to get pumpkin, you could use butternut squash instead.

Turkey Scramble Ole’

– Cavegirl Cuisine

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Michelle from Cavegirl Cuisine

Ingredients: ground turkey, red onion, mushrooms, chili powder, garlic, parsley, sea salt, eggs, avocado, cilantro, Roma tomatoes, green olives, jalapeño (optional).

This is another one-pot wonder that will easily feed the whole family! The turkey and vegetables are partnered with poached eggs to make this a more substantial meal and can be spiced up by adding chili peppers if you want to. This dish also cuts down on the washing-up, which is never a bad thing! Try to break up the turkey as it cooks because ground turkey can form clumps quite easily.

Paleo Asian Taco Meal Prep Bowls

– I Heart Umami

Ingredients: ground pork, ground chicken or turkey, Italian eggplants, ghee, broccoli florets, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower rice, garlic, shallot, ginger, bulbs scallions, chili pepper flakes (optional), sesame oil, tomato paste, coconut aminos, Red Boat fish sauce, balsamic vinegar, chicken or vegetable stock, ground black pepper.

With its roots in Asian cuisine, this taco dish has all the flavors expected, from garlic and ginger to fish sauce, giving that wonderful umami taste that has become so popular recently. Even if you are not a good cook, the video steps on this site make it easy for anyone to follow, so don’t be put off! Serve this taco meat and sauce over cauliflower rice for a great lunch or dinner.

Easy White Turkey Chili (Contains Dairy)

– Perfect Keto

Ingredients: ground turkey or ground beef, lamb or pork, riced cauliflower, coconut oil, onion, garlic, full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream, mustard, salt, black pepper, thyme, celery salt, garlic powder.

Over the years it has been proven that turkey is a more easily digestible meat, so this chili recipe would be ideal for people with digestive issues. When you are browning the meat, try to break up any large clumps of meat for a more even-textured dish, and if you like your chili spicy and hot, garnish the dish with some sliced jalapenos before serving.

Keto Ground Turkey (Contains Dairy)

– Ketosis Diet Menu

Ingredients: ground turkey, spinach, red pepper, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil (optional), red onion, butter salt, pepper.

This recipe gives you basic instructions for how to cook ground turkey and this can then be used in whatever recipe you like. Feel free to experiment with adding seasonings or herbs and spices, try adding different vegetables and serve this over spaghetti squash or use as a filling for lettuce wraps. Cooked ground turkey can also be frozen in batches so you will always have a good protein source to add to other dishes.

Gluten Free Low Carb Scotch Eggs (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and The Foodie

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: hard-boiled eggs, ground turkey or pork sausage, egg, garlic powder, poultry seasoning, Cajun seasoning (optional), Frank’s red pepper sauce, coconut flour, Parmesan cheese (optional), salt, black pepper.

Scotch eggs can be so versatile – serve them on their own or with some sauce, with fresh salad or salsa for lunch, or as party food at Christmas or for a celebration. They are packed with protein and are so portable, making them perfect for picnics or for lunchboxes for work or school. Feel free to play around with the levels of spice so you can make them hot or not!

Cheesy Stuffed Poblanos with Ground Turkey (Contains Dairy)

– Kalyn’s Kitchen

Ingredients: lean ground turkey, olive oil, Green Chile Enchilada Sauce, garlic, dried cumin, salt, ground black pepper, lime juice (optional), poblano chiles, Mozzarella cheese, green onion.

If you don’t live in the USA, you might find it difficult to find poblanos, but if you ask your local greengrocer, they should be able to recommend an alternative at a similar strength. They are often available online, but if all else fails, you can use bell peppers instead. These stuffed peppers taste great as they are, but you could also provide a salsa to go with them.

31 Game-Changing Keto Ground Turkey Recipes

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.