Forty Four Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

By Kristen Mccaffrey on

Healthy ground turkey recipes for every taste including awesome stir-fries, slow cooker recipes, burgers, soups, tacos, and more.

Healthy ground turkey recipes you will love that are full of flavor, easy to prepare, and delicious. 

Ground turkey has always been one of my favorite lean proteins since it is easy to prepare, low in calories, high in protein, and usually pretty affordable. I use it for just about everything - stir-fries, pasta, lettuce wraps, soups, tacos, and of course burgers. I love a really good turkey burger, especially #16, the Jalapeno Cheddar Burger. So next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal, consider making one of these healthy ground turkey recipe.

When making healthy ground turkey recipes, keep the following things in mind:

  • Types of ground turkey: There are many different types of ground turkey on the market ranging from extremely lean made with all turkey breast to ones with higher fat content made with dark meat turkey. For the leanest option, look for 99% lean ground turkey also sometimes called ground turkey breast or ground white meat turkey. Standard ground turkey is a combination of white and dark meat and usually is 93% lean. There is also some ground turkey on the market made from all dark meat, which is usually 80-85% lean. Like other ground meat, the leaner the meat, the more likely it is to be dry. For most recipes, 93% lean or 95% lean will give you the best results. You can also look for lean ground turkey sausage, which comes seasoned with spices and can add extra flavor to any ground turkey recipe.
  • Nutritional content: Ground turkey is a great source of lean protein with 22 grams of protein for just 4 ounces of turkey. It also contains B-6 and b-12 vitains as well as selenium, zinc, and choline. Dark meat turkey contains a higher percentage of viatmins and minerals but also has a higher fat content.
  • Flavor: Much like chicken, ground turkey is receptive to almost all flavors and recipes and can be swapped in for ground beef, ground pork, or ground chicken. 

What are your favorite healthy ways to use ground turkey?

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs made with healthy ground turkey.

1. Low Carb Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs with Fresh Mozzarella, 416 calories, 7 SmartPoints™

2. Slow Cook Red Pepper Lentils and Ground Turkey, 318 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

3. Asian Quinoa and Turkey Stir-fry, 319 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

4. Zucchini and Ground Turkey Pizza Boats, 228 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

5. Cheesy Enchilada Stuffed Peppers, 224 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

Asian Turkey Stir Fry made with lean healthy ground turkey.

6. Asian Ground Turkey Stir-fry, 234 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

7. Tex Mex Stuffed Zucchini, 238 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

8. Easy Turkey Chili, 331 calories, 7 SmartPoints™

9. Green Chile Turkey Burgers, 200 caories, 4 SmartPoints™

10. Spaghetti Squash Meat Lasagna Boats, 368 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini made with lean ground turkey and zucchini.

11. Turkey Fajita Stuffed Fajitas, 296 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

12. Greek Tostadas with Turkey, 346 calories, 8 SmartPoints™

13. Barbecue Mini Meatloaves, 268 calories, 8 SmartPoints™

14. Ground Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Curry, 247 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

15. Turkey, Barley, and Vegetable Soup, 319 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

Turkey Apple Burgers made with healthy ground turkey, apples, and spices. 16. Turkey Apple Burgers, 238 calories, 5 SmartPoints

17. Chinese BBQ Turkey Lettuce Wraps, 225 calories, 3 SmartPoints™

18. Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers, 267 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

19. Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas, 297 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

20.  Low Carb Turkey Lasagna, 275 calories, 7 SmartPoints™

Grilled Turkey Lula Kebabs packed with spices and flavor.

21. Grilled Turkey Lula Kebabs, 257 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

22. Barbecue Cheddar Turkey Burgers, 262 caloiries, 6 SmartPoints™

23. Asian Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Lime Yogurt Sauce, 238 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

24. Turkey and Black Bean Tostadas wiht Cilantro Lime Sauce, 356 calories, 7 SmartPoints™

25. Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Skillet with Feta, 274 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

Cowboy Turkey Burgers made with lean ground turkey, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, and red onion.

26. Cowboy Turkey Burgers, 249 calories, 6 SmartPoints

27. Pizza Turkey Burgers, 221 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

28. Slow Cooker Tuscan Turkey Sloppy Joes, 265 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

29. Spicy Turkey, Green Bean, and Mushroom Stir-fry, 281 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

30. Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps, 256 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo made with ground turkey, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, and chipotle.

31. Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo, 228 calories, 4 SmartPoints™

32. Turkey Enchilada Stuffed Portobelo Mushrooms, 333 calories, 8 SmartPoints™

33. Turkey Burger Quesadilla, 379 calories, 8 SmartPoints™

34. Turkey and Black Bean Tostadas with Cilantro Sauce, 356 calories, 7 SmartPoints™

35. Spicy Turkey, Green Bean, and Mushroom Stir Fry, 281 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

Ground Turkey Tacos with Salsa Verde all made in under 15 minutes.

36. Salsa Verde Turkey Tacos, 214 calories, 3 SmartPoints™

37. Easy Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili, 351 calories, 6 SmartPoints™

38. Turkey Poblano Tostadas, 375 calories, 9 SmartPoints™

39. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps, 272 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

40. Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet, 237 calories, 3 SmartPoints™

Delicious pasta made with lean ground turkey, broccoli, and garlic.

41. Turkey Sausage and Broccoli Pasta, 364 calories, 9 SmartPoints™

42. Turkey Sloppy Joes, 199 calories, 3 SmartPoints™

43. Healthy Greek Meatballs, 226 calories, 5 SmartPoints™

44. Zucchini Noodle Bolognese, 417 calories, 7 SmartPoints™


Meal Plan Members: Consider adding some of these yummy ground turkey recipes to your favorites or recipe queue for upcoming meal plans!

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