10 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes
Ground turkey is healthier than beef, less pricey than lamb—and, as you’ll see from these recipes, fast-cooking and versatile, too.
Pasta With Turkey and Broccoli
Quickly sautéing ground turkey in a splash of olive oil with garlic, fennel seed, and red pepper flakes creates a pasta sauce that’s every bit as savory and satisfying as many that require twice as much effort. Another trick? Preparing the broccoli in the same pot as your pasta keeps the process streamlined and means fewer dishes need to be cleaned.
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Turkey Empanadas With Salad
Raisins and olives tucked inside give these tasty pastry pockets an unexpected touch of briny sweetness.
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Turkey Meat Loaf With Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Ground turkey lightens up this comfort-food classic; top with barbecue sauce instead of ketchup if you prefer a smoky flavor.
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Turkey Sloppy Joes With Coleslaw
A mix of tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire ensures the sandwich is juicy and flavorful.
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Turkey-Barley Vegetable Soup
Add the spinach just before serving to preserve its bright color and fresh flavor.
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Chopped spicy Spanish sausage perks up mild ground turkey.
Get the recipe: Turkey-Chorizo Tacos
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Turkey Fried Rice
Chock-full of colorful veggies, this dish gets a boost from hoisin sauce and rice vinegar.
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Turkey and Feta Flat Bread
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Thai Turkey Salad
Crispy, crunchy, sweet, and tart, this salad will surprise you with its range of flavors and textures.
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When the club sandwich was invented more than 100 years ago, it wasn't a double decker. So why make it one now? Removing the extra slice of bread helps cut back on calories and carbs. You can also lighten up the deli staple by swapping mashed avocado for mayonnaise (it's just as creamy!), and boost the nutrients by using baby spinach instead of traditional romaine.