These 20+ Delicious & Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes are a great way to enjoy lean protein without skipping out on flavour!
Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes
If you’re looking to cut down on calories without cutting back on flavour, ground turkey is going to become your new best friend. It’s generally cheaper than ground beef but has a really similar flavour, with fewer calories and less saturated fat.
That being said, since ground turkey is a lean protein, it can dry out super easily, so you need to make sure you’re using the right recipe to get it super moist and delicious! Luckily for you, I rounded up some of my favourite ground turkey recipes that are delicious and nutritious.
Watch how to make some of these recipes on YouTube!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! In my opinion, ground turkey is the best substitute for ground beef. You can swap it out in pretty much any recipe and it has a very similar flavour. In most cases, you won’t even notice that it’s turkey instead of beef, especially with the right spices and sauces!
Yes! Ground turkey is super healthy. It’s low in calories and has less saturated fat than your traditional ground beef.
100 grams of ground turkey has about 200 calories, whereas 100 grams of ground beef has 332 calories.
Ground Turkey Meatballs
One of my favourite things to make with ground turkey is meatballs! You can serve them with pasta, zoodles or even in a wrap. They’re also great for meal prep – you can make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer to enjoy later.
Ground Turkey Stir Fry & Skillet Dishes
Stir fry and skillet recipes are my go-to when I’m looking for something quick and easy. Combine that with the healthiness of ground turkey and you’ve got a match made in hand! There are tons of options you can try, from classic stir fries to breakfast hash and even a lighter shepherd’s pie.
Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers, Squash & Potatoes
You can use ground turkey in a variety of ways, including stuffing it into or on top of your favourite vegetables! Stuffed peppers are an obvious choice, but you can also use these delicious ground turkey fillings on zucchini, spaghetti squash or baked potatoes.
Ground Turkey Tacos & Wraps
Swap out ground beef for ground turkey in your favourite wraps and tacos for an amazing lunch or dinner idea that’s low in calories and high on flavour. You can try out different topping combinations as well – ground turkey can go with pretty much anything!
Ground Turkey & Soup
Soups and chilis are my go-to when I need something warm and comforting. These recipes are all packed with flavour and made healthier thanks to the ground turkey. Make them in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot for a mostly hands-off meal.