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40 Simple Ground Turkey Dinner Recipes


No matter which weight-loss program you’re following, chances are good that you’re trying to bulk up on lean, healthy proteins. You know, the ones that give you plenty of energy and fill you up without weighing you down with excess fat. Poultry is always a good option, but most people think of turkey as a Thanksgiving meal. That’s where ground turkey comes in. You can use it for any recipe that calls for ground beef, and these ground turkey dinner recipes are also pretty simple to throw together. Most are done in fewer than 30 minutes, making them perfect for weeknight meals

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Ground turkey is such a great option because it’s easy to cook and it takes on flavors exceptionally well. Season it with taco seasoning, and it makes perfect Mexican food, or toss it with Italian seasoning to use instead of fatty pork sausage in pasta dishes. You won’t be disappointed by switching to turkey for these ground turkey dinner recipes, especially considering the extra health benefits involved. In addition to being low-fat and high-protein, turkey is a great source of iron, vitamin B6, and potassium. Studies even show that it can aid in lowering bad cholesterol levels!

If you need some inspiration for how to use ground turkey, check out these 40 simple ground turkey dinner recipes. You’re sure to fall in love with a few of them (I know I did!).

1. Ground Turkey and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

My boyfriend swore that he didn’t like mushrooms until he tried this 25-minute recipe by Table for Two. So, that’s how you know it’s a ground turkey dinner-winner!

Since it’s usually just my boyfriend and me for dinner, whipping up two servings was enough for us. However, Table for Two works wonders and actually allows for you to type in how many people you’re serving. The ingredient amounts adjust accordingly! So, if you’re cooking for your family of four, don’t fret, Table for Two has you covered with this recipe!

2. Korean Rice Cakes with Spicy Turkey Ragu and Bok Choy

Yum, yum, yum! Table for Two does wonders again with this easy ground turkey dinner recipe!

If you try out this recipe and still can’t get enough bok choy, look at some of our scrumptious bok choy recipes, like as our Bok Choy Egg Drop Soup!

3. Paleo Thai Meatballs

I would like to personally thank Lexi’s Clean Kitchen for creating this recipe because these meatballs are delicious! They only take twenty minutes to cook (30 minutes total when you add the 10 minute prep time), and I eat them a couple of different ways.

When I’m craving a sandwich, I like to throw a couple of these meatballs on a multi-grain roll (which makes for a great lunch, as well). When I’m craving something that makes me feel like I’m back home at my parents’ house, I throw them on a plate with a baked sweet potato and some veggies, and voila! A delicious, easy, protein-packed, home-cooked meal!

4. Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Skillet

I’ll say it over and over again…sweet potatoes are one of the best foods EVER. They’re so warm, and comforting, and yummy, and good for you! This recipe of ours is a great go-to simple ground turkey dinner recipe–especially on those chilly winter nights!

5. Quinoa Taco Bowls

Here’s another 30-minute recipe that makes ground turkey the perfect weeknight meal ingredient! Want to know what makes this recipe even better?

The Pretty Bee calls for quinoa in it! I LOVE QUINOA. It’s honestly one of my absolute favorite foods. It’s high in fiber, gluten-free, promotes strong bones, is a good source of protein (especially for a grain), can aid in weight loss, is good for gut health, is full of nutrients, and tastes amazing! Hello to my new Taco Tuesday dinner recipe featuring all of the ground turkey in my freezer!

Try out some of our recipes that feature the super grain:

6. Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burritos

Let’s hold onto that image of a delicious Taco Tuesday dinner spread. Now, picture Pinch of Yum’s turkey burritos. You’re holding the deliciousness in your hands, you’re smiling because they look and taste good, and because they only took thirty minutes to make.

Now, picture yourself at the following week’s Taco Tuesday dinner table. You’re holding that same burrito and smiling not only because of how yummy they are, but because they’re leftover from the week before and no cooking was involved for dinner.

Yes, these burritos are great for freezing and eating later! The recipe yields 15 burritos, so you and the family are set for more than just one night!

7. Rockin’ 5 Ingredient Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

Pinch of Yum has done it again! This recipe takes simple to a whole new level considering it only calls for a few ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Ground turkey
  • Onions and garlic
  • Water and broth
  • Canned beans

This recipe is right up my alley! It’s simple, allows me to use up all that ground turkey in my freezer, and tastes rockin’, too!

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