Anyone who says turkey is only good for Thanksgiving dinner is wrong. Turkey is a versatile meat that is available all year long. I love using ground turkey in many of my dishes because it’s a healthy alternative to beef. And, these days easier to find. That’s why I’ve gathered 15 ground turkey recipes that you’re family will love anytime of the year.
Honestly, any recipe that calls for hamburger, or ground beef, can be substituted with ground turkey. It’s a 1:1 ratio, so you can simply swap it out. You might need to add in a bit of olive oil, or butter to keep it moist since turkey breast doesn’t have nearly as much natural fat as ground beef does. But, otherwise it’s a simple swap out.
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15 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes
We all know that turkey and cranberries are a great combination. But, have you ever thought of using them together in other ways that the traditional one? With Instant Pot Cranberry Turkey Sloppy Joes from This Old Gal you’ll be thrilled to find these classic flavors joined together in a simple, fun, family meal.
I just love the flavors of feta with turkey! And these Greek Turkey Burgers from My Nourished Home is an excellent version and adding the Tzatziki sauce adds that extra bit of freshness.
Simple, tasty, and a great soup for summer is what this Turkey Vegetable Rice Soup from Delicious Obsessions is. You’ll find it to be light and not weigh you down.
I don’t know about you but sometimes I just get to craving chili. Joy Filled Eats has this Instant Pot Turkey Chili that brings back all those awesome flavors I love in a healthy, low-carb version.
Instant Pot Turkey Meatloaf from Slap Dash Mom is so easy to throw together, but the flavors are what you crave in a meatloaf.
This Easy Turkey Enchilada Casserole from Honey and Lime makes for a simple dinner. Add some nacho chips and you’re whole family will enjoy.
Turkey Bacon Avocado Burgers from Simplistically Living has an unexpected twist that you’re gonna find to be a fun twist. Be sure to click over to check it out.
Wondermom Wannabe’s Turkey Turnovers is a tasty little pocket of yummy goodness.
Turkey Meatball Soup from Where is My Spoon reminds me of Italian wedding soup, but with the turkey meatballs it’s a healthier recipe.
The addition of portobello mushrooms in the Easy Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Turkey and Portobello Mushrooms from This Mama Cooks gives this recipe the earthy and comforting goodness that we all love in a Shepherd’s pie.
Instant Pot Turkey Meatballs from Joy Filled Eats is a wonderful alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs.
You’ll find this Spicy Ground Turkey Pasta from Kitchen of Youth will remind you of hamburger macs from when you were a child!
Honey and Lime’s Ground Turkey Taco Bake is great fro a busy weeknight when you just need to throw something together. Serve with a simple side salad for a complete meal.
Mama says to eat your peas and carrots, and with Instant Pot Lemon Turkey Risotto from Recipe This, your kids will be happy to!
Turkey is a great affordable meat that we should be using all year long. If you’ve found yourself stuck in a ground beef rut, ground turkey is a wonderful alternative that’s both tasty and healthy. And, right now it’s easy to find and more affordable than beef.
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