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17 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes You’ll Actually Want to Eat

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Ground turkey is an awesome weeknight dinner as it’s nutritious, easy to find, and cooks super fast, but it’s also easy to cook it to the point of being bland and tasteless. With these easy and healthy ground turkey recipes, you’re sure to find some flavorful meals that the whole family will love. My pro tip? Be sure to not buy the 99% fat-free turkey, stick with the 93% fat-free, the extra fat makes a big difference in flavor!

1. Turkey Burger Sliders

Close up of turkey burger sliders with toppings
Photo credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

These ground turkey burger sliders recipe is a fantastic summer meal. The turkey is mixed with a few pantry staples that result in a delicious, nutritious, and super easy summer dinner that’s always a big hit. Grab your favorite slider buns and burger toppings and fire up the grill.

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2. Cheesy Ground Turkey Taco Skillet

Taco skillet with fresh toppings
Photo credit: Loren Runion for My Everyday Table.

This ground turkey taco skillet has so much going for it! It’s incredibly tasty – we’ve got classic taco flavors, a healthy dose of cheese, and even a few veggies thrown in there, plus it’s ready in just 15 minutes, making this easy taco skillet dinner a great weeknight dinner option.

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3. 4-Ingredient Meal Prep Quinoa Bowls

Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This ground turkey meal prep bowl recipe is so EASY + HEALTHY and takes just 20 minutes to make! It’s made with just 4 simple ingredients, all found at Trader Joe’s (but you can find similar options at any store) for a nutritious and balanced make-ahead meal.

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4. Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This juicy turkey burger recipe checks all the boxes. It’s got plenty of flavor (hi, buffalo butter sauce!), fresh toppings, and makes a super fast and easy meal perfect for summer grilling or weeknight dinners.

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5. Turkey Chili

Bowls of healthy turkey chili with toppings.
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This copycat Panera Bread turkey chili recipe may have a few interesting ingredients in it but I have to say – it WORKS! This deliciously smoky ground turkey chili has mild heat and has amazing depth of flavor (thanks to my secret soup ingredient) that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, but in reality, it’s ready in just 30 minutes, making it a great weeknight dinner. 

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6. BBQ Turkey Burgers

Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

These juicy turkey burgers are infused with bbq sauce and studded with cheddar cheese for a delicious mix of flavors. Grill the burgers and serve with your favorite sides.

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7. Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Plate with ground turkey stir fry over rice with green beans
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

This ground turkey stir fry recipe is loaded with flavor. It’s made with sweet peppers, onions, a savory turkey stir fry sauce (just like restaurant versions!) and protein-rich ground turkey which not only tastes great, but cooks up quickly.

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8. Turkey Tostadas

Three ground turkey tostadas on marble with pickled onions
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

These healthy ground turkey tostadas are loaded with flavor and ready in just 20 minutes, making them a perfect weeknight dinner. Crunchy tostada shells are topped with a layer of refried beans, turkey taco meat, queso fresco, and pickled red onions for a meal that’s made with just 5 ingredients and ready in 20 minutes.

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9. Turkey and Quinoa Meatballs

Baked Turkey Quinoa Meatballs | Simply seasoned for maximum versatility and baked in the oven to keep the process easy and fast!
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

These baked turkey and quinoa meatballs are simply seasoned for maximum versatility (they work with any flavors!) and baked in the oven to keep the process easy and fast! Made with just 6 ingredients.

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10. 15-Minute Lettuce Wraps

Ground turkey lettuce wraps with Asian sauce and cucumbers.
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

They are super fresh and flavorful, ready in less than 15 minutes, and a great meal for the whole family. We’re using a major shortcut to help these lettuce wraps with ground turkey come together super fast, making it a great meal for weeknight dinners, especially activity nights when you need an even FASTER meal!

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11. Broccoli and Cheddar Meatloaf

Plate of healthy turkey meatloaf with ketchup
Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

Can you see the secret vegetable in this healthy turkey meatloaf recipe? It’s hard to spot…and even though I don’t hide vegetables in meals on purpose, the riced broccoli just works so well in this recipe for healthy turkey meatloaf. It’s flavorful, cheesy, and I think the best turkey meatloaf recipe ever!

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12. Turkey & Veggie Frittata

Photo Credit: Healy Eats Real.

This turkey and veggie baked frittata recipe is the perfect breakfast or brunch favorite. It’s bursting with fresh flavors and packed with protein!

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13. Pumpkin Chili with Ground Turkey

Photo Credit: This Mom is on Fire.

There are just some things that scream fall season and pumpkins, turkey and a hardy bowl of chili are it! The flavors infused together so well to create the perfect fall meal of pumpkin chili with ground turkey!

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14. Turkey And Garden Vegetable Skillet

Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

The great part about this skillet is that it comes together so quickly. This is truly a great dish for a busy weeknight when you just need to get dinner on the table. And it’s totally versatile too. You can add just about any veggies you have on hand, and it will turn out well.

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15. Baked Turkey Meatballs

Photo Credit: Pear Tree Kitchen.

These flavor-packed baked turkey meatballs are quick and easy to make at home and ready in about 30 minutes.  Serve them as appetizers, snacks, or the main dish!  Perfect for quick weeknight dinners.

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16. IKEA Copycat Meatballs And Gravy

Photo Credit: Lavender And Macarons.

Ikea-inspired meatballs made with ground beef and turkey that are seared till brown and crispy and then simmered in the best ever homemade gravy. This hearty and satisfying dish is sure to become new family’s favorite.

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17. Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Photo Credit: XOXO Bella.

This ground turkey sweet potato kale skillet is a quick and easy one pot meal. This makes it ideal for those busy evenings when you really aren’t in the mood to cook and don’t want to stand over a hot stove for hours. It’s a 30 minute recipe at most so, even if you’re starving, you will be eating this delicious low carb turkey skillet dinner within half an hour.

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