Lean ground turkey contains less saturated fat and cholesterol than lean ground beef and proves to be more than just a suitable substitute in these appetizing recipes.
Turkey breast is lean, but dark meat isn’t, and some ground turkey contains both. Be sure to read the label and buy lean to
ensure the nutritional value remains when using ground turkey as a primary meat source in recipes like these.
First up is our recipe for Alicante Turkey Meatballs. Alicante is the name of the city in Spain where this recipe originates. Served with turkey meatballs, this soup is filling, healthy, and a delightful dish to serve to company.
View Recipe: Alicante Turkey Meatballs
This sandwich combines two deli favorites—the hearty meatball sub and zesty Reuben sandwich. Use a small cookie scoop to form
View Recipe: Turkey Meatball Reuben Subs
This French-inspired turkey soup gets its rich flavor from dried herbes de Provence and features ground turkey breast and
a variety of vegetables.
View Recipe: Turkey Soup Provençal
This Latin-inspired meal is traditionally made with ground beef, but ground turkey proves to be a healthier substitute without
sacrificing any flavor. Quick and easy to make, in just under 30 minutes, this exotic dish is sure to become a dinnertime
View Recipe: Turkey Picadillo
Perfect and easy to make in large quantities, ladle bowlfuls of inspired midwestern chili for your next casual dinner party
or football gathering.
View Recipe: Cincinnati Turkey Chili
With a twist on the classic turkey burger, this Southwestern version provides a spicy surprise and is full of succulent flavors.
Tip: Dark green poblano chiles have mild to moderate heat; the darker the chile, the more fiery it will be.
View Recipe: Southwest Turkey Burgers
Jasmine rice has a pleasant aroma that underscores the other Asian ingredients and mixes perfectly with these scrumptious
and healthy turkey meatballs.
View Recipe: Turkey-Jasmine Rice Meatballs with Baby Bok Choy
Don’t waste your time waiting for unhealthy take-out food. Cool, crisp napa cabbage leaves cradle a hot and spicy herbed filling
in this dish that is quick and easy to make.
View Recipe: Asian Turkey Cabbage Cups
Although many cooks consider sauce a condiment or an afterthought, this recipe was developed around a homemade sauce based
on store-bought tahini. Full of flavor, but low in calories, this meal is perfect to take to work for lunch or make for dinner
on a busy weeknight.
View Recipe: Turkey Burger Pitas with Tahini Sauce
Spice up sandwich night with this Tex-Mex inspired favorite packed with ground turkey, fresh veggies, and spicy salsa.
View Recipe: Tex-Mex Calzones
Mole (MOH-lay) is a rich, spicy, and slightly sweet sauce that is often served with poultry in many Mexican dishes. In this
recipe it adds depth to a simple soup, and it can be found in the Hispanic ingredients section in your supermarket.
View Recipe: Turkey Mole Soup
Everyone loves egg rolls; they're the quintessential Chinese side dish. This recipe earns extra kudos for reducing the fat
by substituting ground turkey and baking–not frying–the wraps.
View Recipe: Baked Egg Rolls
The traditional patty melt gets a makeover with ground turkey, while retaining the flavor and comfort of this classic diner-favorite.
View Recipe: Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt
These savory meat, onion, and cabbage "pies" are also known as runzas. Enclosed in sweetened yeast dough, the portable snacks
are great for school lunches, picnics, and long car trips.
View Recipe: Bierocks
These delicious mini meat loaves feature ground turkey breast, keeping each mini loaf to less than 200 calories and 2 grams
of fat per serving. They’re the perfect, fun-sized meal for your family any night of the week.
View Recipe: Turkey Mini Meat Loaves
Try these Cilantro Turkey Burgers as a healthier alternative to the traditional beef hamburger. Top with Chipotle Ketchup
for a spicy kick and serve with a variety of vegetables for a well-rounded meal.
View Recipe: Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup
The secret to this unique recipe is pomegranate molasses, which may be sold as concentrated pomegranate juice. Look for it
in Middle Eastern markets, gourmet shops, and some large supermarkets. Its unique flavor makes it well worth seeking out,
and a bottle lasts indefinitely in the refrigerator.
View Recipe: Turkish Turkey Pizza
This take on a classic Italian recipe will have everyone singing your praise. The turkey ragù sauce is the perfect topping
for these potato-based dumplings and is made complete when served with breadsticks.
View Recipe: Gnocchi with Turkey Ragù