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40 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

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We've rounded up 40 of our favorite healthy ground turkey recipes that are perfect for weeknight meals.

If you've got a pound or two of ground turkey and are wondering what to do with it - we've got some ideas for you! These are the best ground turkey recipes - including our favorite chili recipes, bowls, and pasta recipes.

Let us know what you make or what your favorite turkey recipes are in the comments below!

Comforting Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Roasted Eggplant Lasagna with Turkey - Comfort food with a healthy twist! This roasted eggplant lasagna has great flavor and uses sliced eggplant in place of lasagna noodles! It's a delicious, hearty, low-carb, and gluten-free dish the whole family will love!
  • Sheet Pan Turkey Meatballs - Wonderfully seasoned ground turkey meatballs come together with fresh green beans and mushrooms, then baked for this quick and easy sheet pan dinner. This recipe gets a healthy, low-carb, delicious meal on the table in 30 minutes, and clean-up is a breeze!
  • Healthy Turkey Burgers - These healthy turkey burgers are juicy and delicious! They're a fantastic meal the whole family will love.
  • Cheddar Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatballs - These turkey zucchini meatballs are stuffed with cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning then cooked stovetop in marinara sauce for an easy, flavorful dinner.
  • Hearty Ground Turkey Soup with Vegetables - Hearty ground turkey soup with vegetables is a clean and comforting meal perfect for soothing the belly and soul. Make it if you’re feeling under the weather or if you just love a great nourishing soup recipe!
  • Healthy Turkey Burgers - These are the best ground turkey burgers! They're easy to make and the perfect dinner for busy weeknights.
  • Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet - You'll make this nutritious ground turkey and sweet potatoes dish in a large skillet.  It's so quick and easy to make. The best part is that it's ready in 30 minutes or less and loaded with good-for-you ingredients and tons of flavor!

Mediterranean Style Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Italian Stuffed Peppers - Looking for a new dinner idea? Try these delicious Italian stuffed peppers with ground turkey, brown rice, and cheese. It's a family-friendly recipe that you're gonna love!
  • Greek Turkey Lettuce Wraps - Greek Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps are lighter versions of gyros or tacos served in lettuce wraps instead of pitas or tortillas!
  • Juicy Feta Turkey Meatballs - these lighter, truly juicy baked turkey meatballs will blow your mind!
  • Turkey Zucchini Meatballs - These juicy oven-baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs are a great healthy recipe for an easy and comforting meal! They are perfect for meal prep or to serve with some Marinara sauce and spaghetti for a quick weeknight dinner.
  • Greek Style Ground Turkey Skillet with Spinach - Greek Style Ground Turkey Skillet with Spinach features Mediterranean flavor from olives, feta cheese, and lemon juice. Try this easy recipe for a healthy meal on a busy night!
  • Mediterranean Baked Turkey Meatballs - These Mediterranean turkey meatballs have the best flavor! They're mixed with the warm, rich spices of cumin, cinnamon, allspice, and cayenne pepper. These meatballs are lean and baked to create a healthy meal option.

Tex-Mex Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Healthy Stuffed Poblano Peppers - These healthy stuffed poblano peppers are filled with a hearty mixture of seasoned ground turkey, black beans, and cheese for a filling dish that isn't too spicy.
  • Taco Zucchini Boats - this easy ground turkey recipe for zucchini boats is loaded with ground turkey, beans, and corn, topped with cheese, and baked to perfection! This will be a great healthy low-carb dinner recipe for your whole family!
  • Cheesy Turkey Taco Skillet - Cheesy Turkey Taco Skillet combines tons of veggies, including bell peppers, onion, cherry tomatoes, and corn – with ground turkey, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese. Serve it over rice for a complete and healthy meal!
  • Turkey Burrito Bowls - This healthy ground turkey burrito bowl is so easy to make and perfect for meal prep!
  • Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes - These Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes with Turkey and Lentils are a flavourful and healthy meal the whole family will enjoy. Top with your favourite veggies, cheese and more!
  • Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers - Deconstructed stuffed peppers are an easy spin on the classic stuffed bell pepper recipe. Made in 30 minutes, this healthy and filling meal is one you will enjoy feeding to your family any night of the week.

Asian-Inspired Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Egg Roll in a Bowl - Egg roll in a bowl is a healthy deconstructed egg roll without the deep-frying! It's a low-carb meal packed with veggies and flavors!
  • Ground Turkey Teriyaki Bowls - These teriyaki turkey rice bowls are packed with bold and fresh flavors! They’re great for a quick and easy dinner, meal prep, and leftovers.
  • Turkey Banh Mi Bowl - This turkey banh mi bowl recipe is absolutely delicious and richly flavorful! This recipe really is a riot of complementary flavors - from the quick pickled veggies to the herby meatballs.
  • Coconut Turkey Curry - A veggie-filled, flavor-packed, ground turkey curry that comes together in 30 minutes! It’s simple. It’s lightened up. And it’s a great balance of protein and fresh vegetables.
  • Thai Inspired Turkey Stir Fry - If you’re a fan of Thai food you have to try this amazing Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Stir Fry; you’re going to love this recipe!
Ground turkey taco salad.

Classic Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Ground Turkey Taco Salad - This easy ground turkey taco salad recipe is everything you love about taco night, transformed into a wholesome meal! 
  • Ground Turkey Meatloaf - A classic family favorite, this turkey meatloaf is as flavorful and juicy as one made with ground beef.
  • Ground Turkey Meatballs - these baked turkey meatballs are perfectly seasoned, tender, juicy, and absolutely delectable! Super easy and healthy - the whole family will love these!
slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Recipes

  • Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili - This slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili is a delicious, warming recipe for chilly fall nights. You are going to love this chili! This gorgeous pumpkin chili hits all the best flavor combos.
  • Thai Slow Cooker Ground Turkey - Healthy Thai Slow-Cooker Ground Turkey Recipe is an easy dinner or meal prep idea! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare, plus it's gluten-free and dairy-free!
  • Slow Cooker Turkey Chili - This Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a family favorite that’s full of flavor! Simmer this lean ground turkey for hours in the Crockpot for an easy dinner.
  • Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Stroganoff - This Ground Turkey Stroganoff is flavor-filled, budget-friendly, and easy to make. You'll instantly fall in love with this classic comfort dish!
  • Crock Pot Turkey Bolognese - For an easy weeknight dinner serve this crock pot turkey Bolognese sauce with zucchini noodles. Bonus—you can use this paleo and Whole30 spaghetti sauce for so many recipes!
A closeup shot of a bowl of turkey chili, topped with jalapeno and avocado.

Ground Turkey Chili Recipes

  • Ground Turkey Chili with Beans - This delicious ground turkey chili is the best! It's got two types of beans - cannellini and kidney, as well as onions, garlic, and lots of spices.
  • Healthy Ground Turkey Chili - This healthy turkey chili recipe is easy to make in 30 minutes on the stovetop. Turkey chili is loaded with protein and veggies and bursting with flavor thanks to a homemade spice mixture. A nutritious and cozy fall meal.
  • Sweet Potato Paleo Chili with Turkey - One pot, protein-packed Sweet Potato Paleo Chili with turkey – hearty, healthy, and filling!
  • Classic Crock Pot Turkey Chili - This Healthy Turkey Chili is boldly flavored without being too spicy (but don’t worry – we’ve got tips for you if you like it hot), and it’s so easy in either the slow cooker or on the stovetop.
  • Turkey White Bean Chili - Delicious turkey white bean chili made with ground turkey, white beans, and tomatoes. Ready in under 45-minutes this easy meal is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
  • Turkey and Black Bean Chili - This turkey and black bean chili is an amazing weeknight dinner option! It’s so easy, cost-effective, and endlessly versatile.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

A closeup shot of a bowl of turkey chili, topped with jalapeno and avocado.

These delicious ground turkey recipes are all healthy weeknight meals. Here's how to make one of our favorites - ground turkey chili with beans.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons of kosher salt, divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cayenne
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 (14-ounce) can on kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of tomato sauce


  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Once it's hot, add the diced onion and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the minced garlic and allow it to cook for 30 seconds. Then add half the salt, the cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne. Stir and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Add the ground turkey to the pot and break it up with the back of a spoon. Allow it to cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until browned.
  4. Add the chicken stock, kidney beans, cannellini beans, and tomato sauce to the pot. Increase the heat and bring to a low boil.
  5. Cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes. Then, remove the lid and stir. Allow the chili to simmer for another 20 minutes until reduced.
  6. Serve immediately or save in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 575Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 1757mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 10gSugar: 7gProtein: 45g

Be sure to check out our posts on healthy ground beef recipes and healthy chicken breast recipes for more great dinner ideas!


Wednesday 2nd of March 2022

I am a huge fan of ground turkey; I've bookmarked this for future meals! Keep crushing it! -Jim


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Why does it say to only add half the salt and spices?


Friday 20th of August 2021

Love the turkey!

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