15+ Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes
When talking about minced meat, people usually think about ground beef but there’s more to it than that. You can mince any type of meat and use it in either meatballs, sausages, stews, wherever you want.
Today we would like to highlight a less popular meat, ground turkey. Yes, ground turkey is perfectly suited on the keto diet, but it’s a leaner meat with a subtle flavor, which makes a lot of people shy away from it.
There’s a trick to cooking with ground turkey and that’s using bone broth wherever the recipe allows it, to maximize the flavor profile. Hopefully that won’t be needed with these recipes, as we already find them surprisingly flavorful.
Ingredients: ground turkey, zucchini, cauliflower, marinara sauce, mushrooms (optional), parmesan cheese (optional)
We’re starting off the list with a mid-week favorite, an Italian turkey sausage casserole. It’s quick and easy to throw together after a long day at work, and it will surely warm your soul on a cold night. You can even use an instant pot for this. Just set the timer and come home to a comforting meal.
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, butter, chicken broth, tomato paste, BBQ sauce, egg, pork rinds, seasoning
Meatloaf is another family favorite mid-week or Sunday lunch staple. By using mince turkey you reduce the fat content without losing any of the flavor.
Ingredients: ground turkey, parsley, onion egg, coconut cream, mustard, seasoning
Serve these crunchy meatballs in a creamy sauce on a bed of zucchini noodles and satisfy your pasta cravings! They are light and flavorful, and can be adapted to any type of meat you have available around the house.
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, chicken broth, cauliflower, celery stalks, avocado, seasoning
Contrary to popular opinion, chilli doesn’t have to be red. We’re here to show you how amazing and fresh a white chilli can be. This is another time-saver recipe, as it can easily be cooked in an instant pot.
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, ginger, onion, carrot, broccoli, chilli paste, soy sauce, lime juice
Stir-fry is one of those meals where you can basically throw any ingredients in a pan and it will taste great. It’s easy and quick to make, and goes well served with some cauliflower rice.
Ingredients: ground beef or ground turkey or ground chicken or ground lamb, garlic powder, egg, onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, coconut cream, cabbage, seasoningThis is another great recipe 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 great side dish. The original recipe uses ground beef, but you can use whatever meat you want with the same satisfying result.
Ingredients: ground turkey, cream cheese, spinach, cheddar cheese egg
Casseroles are an easy option when you’re pressed for time and looking to make something comforting and delicious. This cheesy dish has a great texture combination, with the soft turkey, wilted spinach and creamy sauce, which makes it perfect for a shared meal or a potluck.
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, jalapeno peppers, cauliflower rice, tomatoes, bell pepper, Colby-Jack cheese (optional)
These stuffed peppers are a comforting, wintery dish, and a healthy alternative to the traditional stuffed peppers. You can serve them with either a marinara sauce or coconut cream, to balance the spice. The heat level for these peppers is not very high, so they can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, celery stalks, garlic, radishes, coconut milk, turkey broth, cabbage, kale, seasoning
Soups are very versatile and forgiving. You can add almost any veggies and meats into it, and it will probably produce a great result. This recipe combines two types of cabbage to enrich the flavor and add a healthy dose of antioxidants to the table.
Ingredients: ground turkey, zucchini, ginger, onion, spinach, avocado oil, coconut aminos, seasoning
Who doesn’t love an one-pot-meal? In this case, skillet. This dish will be done in less than 30 minutes, and you won’t believe the flavor! It’s quick and light, perfect for a hot summer evening when you just want something fresh and healthy to eat.
Ingredients: ground turkey or ground beef or ground pork, lettuce, avocado oil, onion, garlic, ginger powder, tamari sauce, apple cider vinegar
This is the perfect recipe for those who love to go primal and eat with their hands! The asian flavors are not too overpowering which makes it a good option for introducing new cuisines to children, especially since they will not be required to use fancy cutlery.
Ingredients: ground turkey, bacon, olive oil, onion, red wine vinegar, seasoning, lettuce, parsley
This delicious turkey burger, topped with delicious jammy onions is soft and sweet and the perfect dish for a weekend cookout! You can prepare the onions in advance and keep them in the fridge. They also go well on steaks!
Ingredients: ground turkey, bacon, onion, asparagus, spinach, coconut oil, seasoning
If you don’t happen to have ground turkey around the house, this recipe is great to use when you have leftovers. The crunchy bacon bits add some texture to the dish, to balance out the creaminess of the spinach. This skillet is great as either a breakfast leftover skillet or a lunch or summer party dish.
Ingredients: ground turkey, coconut oil, scallions, garlic, ginger, chilli sauce, green beans, hoisin sauce, coconut aminos
This is another great recipe where you can just use whatever ingredients you have available in the pantry. It’s quick and easy, done in around 10 minutes, and pairs well with a side of cauliflower rice. You can also skip the rice completely and use lettuce wraps for a fresher taste.
Ingredients: ground turkey, bell peppers, onion, garlick, tomato, bone broth, chilli powder, olive oil, seasoning
Cooking this dish is very easy, as all the heavy work is being done by the Instant pot. It’s great to make in larger quantities and prep the leftovers for lunch or dinner throughout the week.
Ingredients: ground beef or ground turkey or ground pork, mushrooms, onion, garlic, coconut cream
The stroganoff is one of those traditional dishes that stand the test of time. It’s usually cooked using strips of ribeye steak, but if you want to stick to a budget, any type of ground meat will do the trick. Choose ground turkey for a leaner dish. This keto friendly stroganoff recipe promises great taste and flavor without any extra carbs used in the classic stroganoff recipes.