42 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. Want more inspiration? Check out our low-carb ground turkey recipes and easy ground beef dinners.

Greek-Style Turkey Burgers

"Oh, these are so good! I used the basil, because we love it, and served these on toasted onion rolls. They are full of flavor, very delicious!"


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!"


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! My 11 year old loved it!”

-Backwoods Baker

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."


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."


Ground Turkey & Rice Soup

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


Ground Turkey Goulash

“I have made this twice now, and it is great! I made it with elbow noodles the first time, and today I served it over brown rice. Yummy both ways!”


Ground Turkey & White Bean Chili

"Very good chili. Very easy and wonderful flavor."

-Ms B.

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. I will definitely make this one again!"

-food bee

Taco Bell Copy-Cat Crunchwrap

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


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!"


Turkey & Artichoke Stuffed Shells

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

-Dine & Dish

Meatloaf Cupcakes

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

-Lavender Lynn

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

Butterfly Lasagna

"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 definitely be making this again!"

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Ground Turkey, Sweet Potato & Pea Curry

"I made this and it was delicious. I loved the way it turned out, and was very simple to make. 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 & Veggie Soup

"Hubby went back for seconds. He 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

"My husband declared this a keeper. I really like the addition of the squash. 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, I wouldn't change a thing."

-Dads in the Kitchen

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 you can 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 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!"