7 Ways to Use Ground Turkey

7 Ways to Use Ground Turkey from Weelicious

When most people hear the word “turkey” they think of the big bird that takes 12 hours to cook on Thanksgiving. For many, though, turkey is a once a year food, when really it should be a year round staple. Turkey is delicious, easy to cook, and serves as a great substitute for--or maybe even a break from--beef and chicken.

“But what can I do with turkey?” you may be asking. Well, it’s simple. Ground turkey isn’t an exotic meat. It has a great, mild flavor and you can do with it nearly everything you can with ground beef. Plus, with it’s combination of iron, B-vitamins, and zinc, it’s a healthier alternative to the constant stream of red meat.

If you’re in the habit of buying grass fed beef (which I highly recommend due to the amount of antibiotics traditional corn fed cattle can consume), ground turkey also serves as a frugal option--especially if your family is eating a lot of protein at dinnertime.

Here are some of my favorite ways to use ground turkey_

Turkey Pesto Meatballs from Weelicious
Turkey Pesto Meatballs A favorite among kids and adults alike.

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites from Weelicious
Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites I hold onto the philosophy that any recipe with the words “cheesy” and “meatloaf” in it needs no introduction.

Nilva's Ground Turkey Burgers from Weelicious
Nilva's Ground Turkey Burgers A spin off of America’s greatest contribution to the culinary world. And just as delicious!

Turkey Sloppy Joes from Weelicious
Turkey Sloppy Joes A kid favorite with a healthy twist.

Spaghetti Pie from Weelicious
Spaghetti Pie One of the most popular recipes on Weelicious, and a personal family favorite!

Cheesy Turkey Meatballs from Weelicious
Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs They may look like ordinary turkey meatballs, but they hold an ooey gooey surprise inside!

Stir Fried Chicken in Lettuce Cups from Weelicious
Stir-Fried Turkey In Lettuce Cups This recipe calls for ground chicken, but I like to switch it up and use ground turkey from time to time.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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8 comments

  • Liz

    Nice recipes. Thank you and have a great day and week!

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    • Catherine McCord

      You too Liz!

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  • David

    Great! Thanks Catherine!!

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  • Ruth Pinnell

    We love your recipes for turkey pesto meatballs, turkey meatloaf bites, and spaghetti pie, but my little boy's favorite way to eat ground turkey is in turkey tacos!

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    • Catherine McCord

      Love hearing this! Ground meat is such a good one for kids because it's easy to chew and digest!

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  • Gaby

    Ground turkey is a great ingredient, love these ideas!

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