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12 Delicious Ground Turkey Recipes

Here they are, humanity's greatest victories over ground turkey fatigue.

1. Easy Chili Cornbread Bake

Valerie Brunmeier explains the mad concept: "Chili and cornbread go so well together, why not bake them in the same pan! I've been making this for years and my kids love it. I use ground turkey, but ground beef could be substituted if preferred."

Easy Chili Cornbread Bake

Photo by Kim

2. Thai-Style Turkey Burgers

"Turkey burgers with coriander, ginger, and garlic to give a Thai flavor," says Tracy Mckerk. "This recipe can easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free soy sauce and breadcrumbs. Can be served alone, or on a gf or whole wheat bun."

Thai-Style Turkey Burgers

Photo by Linda T

3. Tasty Ground Turkey Tacos

"My mom's beef tacos get a makeover with ground turkey," says Andrea Parker. "These are much healthier, easier, and faster because there is no grease to contend with and I think they just taste better."

Tasty Ground Turkey Tacos

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

4. Ground Turkey Kheema with Forbidden Rice

Here's a lighter Indian main dish that doesn't use heavy cream. It's served with forbidden black rice. "The blend of spices is mild but tasty," says Smd. "The potatoes make it hearty comfort food. Combining all the spices before you start is the way to go."

Ground Turkey Kheema with Forbidden Rice

Photo by Linda T

5. Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

"This shepherd's pie with cauliflower mash is a low-carb, healthier version of a great cold-weather dish," says Patty-DC. "Enjoy this satisfying meal with a little less guilt."

Healthy Shepherd's Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Photo by France C

6. Easy Ground Turkey Lo Mein

"This lo mein can be on the table in no time and is packed with flavor without having to use those fancy sauces," says bd.weld. "The excess liquid will be soaked up by the noodles. Top with sriracha sauce to taste."

Easy Ground Turkey Lo Mein

Photo by bd.weld

7. Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Turkey Wraps

"This ground turkey wrap recipe is one of my favorite recipes when I'm craving a burger but watching calories," says socforward88. "Top with your favorite condiments like mustard or ketchup."

Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Turkey Wraps

Photo by Linda T

8. Cameron's Ground Turkey Salsa Ranchera for Tacos and Burritos

"It doesn't get much easier than this -- lean ground turkey and salsa ranchera combined and made in a pressure cooker such as Instant Pot," says bd.weld. "Perfect for tacos, burritos, or even a taco salad."

Cameron's Ground Turkey Salsa Ranchera for Tacos and Burritos

Photo by bd.weld

9. Moroccan Breakfast Skillet

Moroccan-inspired spices, Swiss chard, sweet potato, ground turkey, and breakfast sausage combine in this quick and easy breakfast skillet dish." Try it with an egg on top! "A very flavorful breakfast idea!" says France C. "I used turkey breakfast sausage instead of pork, for a healthier option. A tasty combination of spices and it smells fantastic while cooking!"

Moroccan Breakfast Skillet

Photo by France C

10. Turkey Pasta Sauce

"Honestly, if I didn’t know differently, I would think this was made with ground beef instead of ground turkey," says lutzflcat. "And this sauce breaks down really well nutritionally -- love that! I liked the chunky texture, so I didn’t bother to use the immersion blender to smooth it out."

Turkey Pasta Sauce

Photo by lutzflcat

11. Japanese-Style Meatloaf

"I adapted this from a korokke recipe I frequently use," says abslomrob. "Korokke is a Japanese fried croquette made with seasoned ground meat and mashed potato. I combined the seasoning used there with a standard meatloaf recipe to create this fun hybrid. I serve it with mashed potatoes and a spicy barbeque sauce."

Japanese-Style Meatloaf

Photo by Linda T

12. Chef John's Turkey Sloppy Joes

"It tastes enough like a traditional beef Sloppy Joe to provide that satisfying comfort food fix, yet seems much lighter," says Chef John. "This made for a very enjoyable lunch, and kept warm in a slow cooker, could also work very nicely for a Super Bowl party."

Chef John's Turkey Sloppy Joes

Photo by Holiday Baker

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