12 Ground Turkey Recipes to Add to Your Weeknight Meal Plan

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If you're looking for a healthier option for your weeknight protein, then you're going to love this! Take a look at all the ways you can use ground turkey. Switch up some of your favorite recipes that use ground meat with this lighter option! Flavorful, full of protein, easy on the wallet, and so simple, these 12 Ground Turkey Recipes are great for your next weeknight meal!

1. Turkey Time Chili

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Take your soup menu to a whole new level! Turkey Time Chili is a great change of pace for a "soup-er" good meal! Expertly seasoned ground turkey, sweet corn, and white beans in a beautiful broth lightens the load for this bountiful bowl. Enjoy Turkey Time Chili and convert your soup season into a delicious, flavorful experience. Different never tasted so good!

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2. SOS Skillet Lasagna

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When the family is all there, you need good food... and good food fast. Let SOS Skillet Lasagna save the day! Loaded with your choice of ground turkey or beef, authentic Italian seasonings, and tangy sauce, this lifesaver of a dish uses egg noodles to speed up the process of ending your hunger dilemma. Sound the alarm and end the distress of what to fix. SOS Skillet Lasagna will be your white flag rescue that your crew will be scrambling for. Food crisis averted!

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3. Sisi's Italian Soup

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Buongiorno (good day)! Please be prepared for your kitchen to be filled with old world excellence! You can almost smell all the smells of Sisi's Italian Soup filling the air. Loaded with hearty ground turkey, juicy, diced tomatoes, and al dente macaroni noodles in a seasoned broth, you just don't get any more homestyle than this! Sisi's Italian Soup is a healthy and delicious choice for lunch, dinner, or any time in between. Say arrivederci (until we meet again) to lackluster soups! Godere (enjoy)!

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4. Healthier Mexican Tostadas

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Lighten things up with this delicious twist! Healthier Mexican Tostadas are packed with lean ground turkey and all the expected yummy flavors! Yes, all the Mexican spices party with this mixture of beloved protein, fresh mushrooms, sweet corn, and kidney beans all atop crunchy tostada that's stacked with nonstop gusto! Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro take Healthier Mexican Tostadas over the finish line to a satisfying, guilt-free meal! Let this one help lighten the load!

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5. Ground Turkey Casserole

Ground Turkey Casserole

This Ground Turkey Casserole takes the idea of a classic Bolognese and decides to go low-fat with it (but without sacrificing the flavor, of course)! The juicy turkey pairs perfectly with the bright and sweet tomato sauce, the beefy mushrooms, and the tender penne pasta. Oh, and the browned melted cheese on top is just there to really show off. Move over beefy Bolognese; Ground Turkey Casserole just loves to put on a performance that your tastebuds won't soon forget!

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6. Teriyaki Turkey Bake

Teriyaki Turkey Bake

For a Thanksgiving dish with a little extra style and a little Asian fusion, the Teriyaki Turkey Bake is the tops! Savory ground turkey, nutty and tender brown rice, crunchy and sweet cabbage, and garden-fresh broccoli make up the stir-fry-inspired heart of the dish. But Teriyaki Turkey Bake wouldn't be itself without the sweet, tangy, and deeply umami homemade teriyaki sauce. Thanksgiving has never felt so adventurous!

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7. Turkey Meat Loaf

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Meatloaf is such a classic. It might just be us, but sometimes we enjoy switching up the proteins in our favorite dishes to make eating a little more interesting. Turkey Meat Loaf does just that and definitely doesn't disappoint! It's moist and tender and has a savory sweet flavor thanks to the juicy ground turkey, tender veggies, and tomatoey ketchup mixture. Ready to try something new? Turkey Meat Loaf is the perfect choice for your next mealtime adventure!

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8. Healthy Breakfast Casserole


It's always a good day when you wake up feeling like your best self! And there's no better way to keep that good feeling going than with a well-balanced breakfast. A Healthy Breakfast Casserole will make the morning sunshine feel a little brighter! It's loaded with all the best nourishing things, like juicy ground turkey, good-for-you spinach, fulfilling, fluffy eggs, and of course, a little bit of melty cheese for good measure! It all lays on a bed of fluffy, whole-wheat baguette cubes to make you happy to have risen! Healthy Breakfast Casserole is what sweet dreams are made of. Get your day going the right way!

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9. Pepper Nachos

Pepper Nachos

Looking for a healthy and flavorful twist on a classic comfort food? Look no further than these Pepper Nachos! These delicious, guilt-free nachos take all the cheesy goodness of traditional nachos and layer it onto tender, juicy bell pepper slices. The result is a colorful, crunchy, and utterly satisfying dish that's sure to become a favorite. The bell peppers are first sliced and seeded, then loaded up with seasoned ground turkey or beef, tangy salsa, and gooey melted cheese. Best of all, these nachos are baked, not fried, making them a healthier option that won't leave you feeling weighed down. Whether you want a fun appetizer to share with friends or a quick and easy weeknight meal, these Pepper Nachos are the perfect choice!

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10. Uncle Rex's Famous Sloppy Joes

Uncle Rex's Famous Sloppy Joes

We all have that one family member that leaves a legacy. Uncle Rex's Famous Sloppy Joes is the memory-maker that your family has been seeking! Lean ground turkey is seasoned and soaked in a savory sauce, then tucked between a whole-wheat bun for a guilt-free version of a sloppy Joe. Best of all, no one will even notice the difference. With that same great taste your inner child adores, Uncle Rex's Famous Sloppy Joes will go on record as his greatest creation yet!

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11. The King Bake

The King Bake

Bring a bit of food royalty back to the table with this savory casserole! The King Bake rules and your royal court, ahem, we mean your family, will love it! By great authority, juicy ground turkey, tender pasta, and a distinctively seasoned tomato sauce joins rank, and then is melted into mozzarella greatness. It is with great honor that we present The King Bake for your eating excellency. Everyone will bow down in food-loving reverence! Power to the bake!

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12. Tater Top Casserole

Tater Top Casserole

Here's a casserole with double the meat and double the flavor! Tater Top Casserole mixes savory ground beef and juicy ground turkey with crispy fried onions and a creamy, hearty sauce with plenty of poultry power. On top, appropriately enough, is a crispy, fluffy crust of tater tots, so the meat-and-potatoes lovers at your table will be immediately satisfied! Tater Top Casserole rockets to the top of your favorite dishes list in an instant, and there are few better ways to top off the day!

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