Ground Turkey Recipes
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.
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 favorite.
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.
Jasmine rice has a pleasant aroma that underscores the other Asian ingredients and mixes perfectly with these scrumptious and healthy turkey meatballs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.