37 Fancy Dinner Recipes You Can Make with a Pound of Ground Turkey

Quick: You’ve got an hour to make dinner, a pound of ground turkey in the fridge and a serious aversion to boring burgers. What do you do? Whip up one of these surprisingly classy ground turkey dinner recipes instead.

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Mini Bacon-wrapped Meat Loaf

How do you turn any dinner into an instant winner? Wrap it in bacon, of course.

Jalapeño Cheddar Guacamole Turkey Burgers With Crispy Onions

This one pretty much speaks for itself. 

Stuffed Eggplant Boats

Ahoy, mouthwatering dinner. 

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

Almost too beautiful to eat. 

Turkey Tacos

Can’t swing a trip to New Mexico? Make these instead.

Butternut Squash & Turkey Lasagna With Chestnut Pasta

What a combo. 


Turkey Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Marinara & Cheese

Starting now, we’re stuffing every meal in a mushroom. (Psst, it’s gluten-free.)

Zucchini Gouda Turkey Meatballs With Cheesy Baked Polenta

We’ve died and gone to meatball heaven. 

White Turkey Chili With Avocado

You know that can of white beans you have hanging out in the cupboard? Use it.

JalapeÑo & Cheddar Pretzel Hot Dog Buns With Turkey Chili Cheese

The cheesier, the better. (Our life motto.)

Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco shells? Yawn.

Spicy Turkey Taco Salad With Baja Dressing

If only all salads were this tasty. 

Easy Spiced Baked Eggplant Recipe With Turkey

Eggplant > bowls.

Turkey Burritos

Make the filling in advance, then reheat it in the oven for dinner in minutes.

Cauliflower Nachos Recipe With Ground Turkey Taco Meat

You had us at cauliflower. 

Roasted Turkey Meatballs With Cranberry-mustard Sauce

We’re gonna need some extra napkins, stat.

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Whole Wheat Turkish Dumplings With Ground Turkey

Challenge: Try eating these with chopsticks. 

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Slow-cooker Turkey Taco Chili

Let your Crock-Pot do the work for this one. 

One-pan Turkey Pasta Recipe With Zucchini And Lemon

An easy cleanup? Sounds good to us.

Lighter Spaghetti And Meatballs

Shh, these meatballs are half-turkey, half-veggie.

Thai-style Lettuce Wraps

Crunchy, light and ready in 45 minutes.

Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce

A taste of the Med, without leaving the kitchen. 

Turkey And Tomato Eggplant Roll Pasta Bake

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

Turkey Meatballs In A Creamy Red Curry Sauce

Serve these over brown rice or with a crusty hunk of bread. 

Strawberry Balsamic Paleo Cauliflower Rice Ground Turkey Skillet

One pan? Don’t mind if we do.

Turkey, Kale And Rice Soup

Save this one for a cold, rainy day.

Healthy Turkey Chili

Extra avocado, please.

Crock-pot Turkey Bolognese Sauce With Zucchini Noodles

Almost too easy. 


Turkey Kibeh With Cucumber Salad

Any recipe that includes a yogurt sauce gets our seal of approval.

Spicy Chinese Green Beans With Ground Turkey

One-pot Penne Pasta With Turkey And Spinach

Our new go-to pasta dish, thanks to Coterie Member Heidi Larson

Sloppy Joes

This one’s for the kids. 

Southwest Turkey Breakfast Stacks

Breakfast for dinner? Always. 

Turkey, Broccoli And Carrot Noodle Bake

Eating veggies just got easier thanks to Coterie Member, Ali Maffucci

Turkey Lasagna Soup With Zucchini Noodles

Whip up this deliciousness in 45 minutes.

Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.