8 Easy & Flavorful Dinners That Start with Ground Turkey

by Geraldine Campbell
August 1, 2021
Photo Credit: The Modern Proper

From better-for-you burgers to a fast and flavorful bolognese sauce, here’s what to do with that pound of ground turkey in the freezer. Meaty, healthy, easy, delicious — these  recipes check all those boxes.

1. Mediterranean Turkey Burgers from The Modern Proper

Adding spices and herbs to the patties and slathering them in a creamy tzatziki sauce makes for a healthier take on burger night that’s still plenty flavorful. Make extra sauce and thank us later.

turkey chili

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2. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili from Ambitious Kitchen

One of our favorite ways to, um, beef ground turkey up? Turn it into chili. Specifically, this chili which is absolutely loaded with flavor. The recipe calls for canned corn, but if you’ve got fresh corn on hand, go ahead and use it.

sweet potato lasagna

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3. Sweet Potato Lasagna from A Sweet Pea Chef

This smart twist on lasagna calls for ground pork, but you could easily use ground turkey or a combination of the two. We love that it uses nutrient-packed cottage cheese and thick sweet potato rounds instead of the usual pasta noodles.

Zucchini turkey meatballs

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4. Garlic Butter Turkey Meatballs With Lemon Zucchini Noodles From Eatwell101

This low-carb, keto-friendly take on spaghetti with meatballs uses is perfect for this time of year. The meatballs are a mix of turkey and pork and they’re stuffed with cheese, and the lemony zoodles are the perfect pairing (just remember to add a spiralizer to your shopping cart!).

ground turkey skillet

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5. Easy Turkey & Zucchini Skillet from The Whole Cook

This veggie and protein packed meal is a weeknight dinner win. It’s super-easy and super-flavorful. Plus, it’s on the table in 30 minutes. Serve it with rice or pasta or just on its own.

ground turkey

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6. Turkey Meatballs in a Creamy Red Curry Sauce from The Modern Proper

This recipe calls for curry paste, fresh herbs, garlic, and fish sauce in the meatballs and the sauce. The result? An umami-packed dinner you’ll want to make over and over again.

ground turkey stir fry

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7. Ground Turkey Stir-Fry from Budget Bytes

What’s even better than an easy and versatile stir-fry that comes together in 25 minutes? One you can meal prep on a Sunday and eat all week.

turkey bolognese

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8. Turkey Bolognese from Well Plated

Sometimes you want to make a bolognese that simmers all day; other times, you want dinner on the table pronto. Enter this quick and easy sauce which leans on tomato paste and red wine for some of that all-day flavor. This sauce also freezes like a dream.

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