41 Ways to Cook with Ground Turkey

This smart go-to is leaner than ground beef and plenty affordable. Use it for just about any weeknight dinner. Pasta, soup, burgers, casseroles - ground turkey can do it all.

Taco Bell Copycat Crunchwrap

"This recipe has passed the kid test! My version of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme is definitely yummy."


Meatloaf Cupcakes

"This is great! I love a meat-and-potato combo dish."

-Lavender Lynn

Turkey & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

"We loved it! This is a delicious, quick, impressive and tasty dish."

-Dine & Dish

Taco Salad

"My family says this is hands down the best taco salad we've ever had. It was hearty, healthy and flavorful."


Mediterranean Meatball Sandwich

"The bright flavors in this sandwich really elevate ground turkey to a higher level. It's very nutritious and quick to make."


Pizza Biscuit Bake

"This is an easy and yummy meal! It tastes just like a deep-dish pizza."


Turkey Sloppy Joes

"What a nice sandwich. These are very easy and filling. I served mine on toasted honey-wheat rolls."


Italian Soup

"This is a knock-your-socks-off recipe with wonderful flavor. I used turkey sausage."


Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

"These were delicious. This recipe would make a good meatloaf too."


Ground Turkey Salad

"This made a lovely supper. I had only iceberg lettuce, but it worked very well in place of romaine."


Turkey Meatballs

"These had a lovely flavor from the Parmesan and oregano. I served mine with spaghetti sauce over whole-wheat spaghetti."


Baked Ziti

"I can't believe how tasty this was. I liked that the recipe includes a layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan."

-Chef #811743

Breakfast Sausage Patties

"This is not just a great breakfast sausage — use it in meatballs, pasta sauce, frittatas, you name it."


Turkey Chili

"This chili is full-bodied without being heavy or greasy, and it's well-seasoned without being spicy-hot."

-Susie D

Cottage Pie

"This is a fantastic dish and a great meal to freeze for later. We loved it."

-Tea Jenny

Sweet & Spicy Ground Turkey Stir-Fry

"What a delicious and flexible recipe. I added the optional thickening sauce — everything came together in a snap."

-Lucky in Bayview

Chipotle Turkey Meatloaf

"This turned out better than ANY of my traditional meatloaf recipes. I will be making this regularly."


Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs

"This is so good. Having a batch of homemade meatballs in the freezer makes it even easier."


Italian Wedding Soup

"I'm not so big on spinach, but this is a very, very tasty soup — especially with these meatballs."

-Sydney Mike

Baked Scotch Eggs

"I loved these Scotch eggs, and baking them was so much easier than frying. They came out crispy on the outside and perfectly done on the inside."


Bow-Tie Pasta

"This tastes (and even sort of looks) like lasagna. My kids call bow-tie pasta 'butterfly' noodles, so we named this Butterfly Lasagna."


Stuffed Acorn Squash

"I loved this! It's so different and healthy. Since I didn't have any raisin bread, I used wheat bread and added raisins."


Ground Turkey Casserole

"The meal was full of flavor and we will def be making this again!"

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Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

"Absolutely excellent! My first time cooking with turkey of any kind and was weary about it, but this recipe calmed my fears! I didn't have crushed tomatoes so I used 2 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes from my garden and diced them up. It was great! My 11 year old loved it too!"

-Backwoods Baker

Ground Turkey Goulash

"Great low calorie dish, however a bit bland. I added a dash of ketchup, Worcester sauce, dried red pepper flakes, seasoned salt, and few spoons of salsa to zip it up. I didn't have onion powder, but used a larger diced onion. I probably would add some red wine when browning the ground turkey next time."

-FL.N.C. F.

Ground Turkey Stroganoff

"This was a hit at my house! I am personally not much of a stroganoff fan, but my guys loved it. It was quite tasty and super easy to make, and since ground turkey is still cheap in my area it was wallet-friendly, too. I'll definitely make this again!"


Guilt-Free Ground Turkey Gyros

"Excellent! The seasonings are spot-on. The addition of oatmeal (though I initially felt hesitant about adding it in) was genius. It created the perfect gyro meat texture. Who needs lamb?! I will be making this again & again."


Ground Turkey and Rice Soup

"Great recipe! Everyone agreed it was "really, really good!". A tasty, healthy recipe! We will save it to make again."


Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato & Pea Curry

"I made this and it was delicious I loved the way it turned out and very simple to make and I would make it again"


Ground Turkey Lasagna

"My family thought it was WONDERFUL........ I used whole wheat lasagna noodles to make it even healthier."


Ground Turkey and Veggie Soup

"Hubby went back for seconds... would've gone back for thirds but I had put it away. It went great with corn bread"

-Happy Hebbe

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joes

"Picky children approved! It was a fast easy meal that I will definitely make again."

-Amy knows what she

Ground Turkey With Creamy Squash Sauce over Noodles

"My husband declared this a keeper. I really like the addition of the squash (I roasted a butternut). I chose to omit the dried parsley and added fresh at the end. :)"

-Lori Mama

Spicy Asian Ground Turkey With Cabbage

"Wow! I'm a big fan of P.F. Chang's Lettuce Wraps, and these were just as good, if not better! I made a double batch, and it was all gone. The recipe is perfect as written - wouldn't change a thing."

-Dads in the Kitchen

Ground Turkey and White Bean Chili

"Very good chili. I used olive oil instead of the canola. I also didn't have jalapenos on hand, and therefore subbed green pepper. I added a couple of large spoonfuls of Salsa Fresca #72744 while sauteing the onions and green peppers. We did not garnish with sour cream, but did serve the chili with corn bread. Very easy and wonderful flavor."

-Ms B.

Ground Turkey or Ground Pork Burgers

"Tasty burgers on the stove."


Spicy Ground Turkey Enchiladas

"This is a great idea to use up that left over rice. Also leave out the turkey for a vegetarian option."


Ground Turkey Puff Pizza

"It's a different way to fix ground turkey than just turkey burgers."


Ground Turkey Casserole

"It was a hit. My husband said it tasted like lasagna. To save time, I cooked the broccoli with the noodles. After straining, I used the same dish to make the cream cheese mixture."


Ground Turkey Tortilla Casserole

"This dish was easy to prepare and quite tasty. We like our food spicy so I added two diced jalapenos and a heavy shake of red pepper flakes. Will definitely make this one again!"

-food bee

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

"This was SO GOOD!! Even though I know the pickled ginger would have been delicious, I didn't have it, so I just grated in some fresh ginger. Served up over a little rice, and topped with julienned carrots and radishes. Yummy stuff!!"