12 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // April 18, 2023


We’ve rounded up our favorite ground turkey recipes! These ground turkey recipes are true weeknight winners and healthy to boot!

When starting a healthy eating plan, people often look for ways to reduce their intake of saturated fat. And cutting back on red meat is often a by-product. Luckily you can substitute ground turkey for ground beef in the majority of recipes without any problem. And just remember, for whatever ground meat you choose, try to find the lowest ratio of fat content: 93/7 is a much smarter choice than 80/20.

Here are 12 of our favorite and healthy ground turkey recipes.

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    Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

    A little sassy and a little sweet, these healthy Southwestern Meatloaf Muffins made in a muffin tin are easy to make and devour! I wrapped these delicious morsels in tin foil after cooking, so you avoid those sticky fingers. Packed with fresh veggies, black beans, and protein, this meatloaf muffin recipe is very healthy! Great

    Veggie Loaded Turkey Chili

    Our absolute favorite dinner recipes always have a few things in common: they’re delicious, they’re healthy, often comforting and easy to make! And this veggie loaded turkey chili checks all of those boxes and more. It’s such a warming, comforting meal that fills you up with tons of veggies, protein and fiber. It’s become a

    Pepper Jack Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf

    We’re pretty obsessed with zucchini over here at Get Healthy U! It’s in season, it’s tasty, and it’s good for you! So needless to say a turkey zucchini meatloaf stuffed with oozing pepper jack cheese sounded pretty amazing to us, and it was! A delicious low-carb meal with tons of flavor and an “AWESOME” sauce

    Goodbye dry turkey burgers, hello delicious spinach feta stuffed turkey burgers! Make this burger for a high-protein and nutritious meal!

    Spinach and Feta Stuffed Turkey Burgers

    It’s no secret that turkey burgers have a tendency to dry out, but stuffing them with spinach and feta cheese is a pretty good way to solve that problem. As the moisture cooks out of the spinach, it has nowhere else to go but into the burgers, keeping them nice and juicy. This delicious, juicy

    Cabbage Rolls on plate with red sauce

    Cabbage Rolls

    The first time I had cabbage rolls I was so apprehensive, but they are truly delicious! This recipe comes from my friend’s grandmother and is very traditional. I have chosen to use ground turkey in my recipe and white rice. You can also sub ground beef, or brown rice if your prefer using those ingredients.

    Italian Turkey Meatballs

    Who doesn’t love a meatball? With pasta or as an appetizer these easy and healthy turkey meatballs are full of protein and flavored with Italian seasoning and herbs to give them tons of flavor. These baked meatballs are super juicy and moist, plus it’s such an easy clean up with only one pan to clean.

    Greek Turkey Pitas

    These Greek turkey pitas are divine! This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. These turkey burgers served in toasted pita bread are extremely moist and flavorful! The herbs and zippy cucumber yogurt dressing really make this dish amazing. You can use whatever toppings you like but aside from what’s listed my favorite

    Go gluten-free with these delicious turkey taco lettuce cups!

    Turkey Taco Fiesta Cups

    These turkey taco fiesta cups are a weekly favorite at my house! This healthy Mexican meal is also perfect for a dinner party or when entertaining because everyone can add their own toppings! Low carb, packed with protein and full of southwestern flavors, this low carb taco recipe is a hit! I’ve made my own

    A simple and healthy weeknight meal!

    Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Red Sauce

    You will be amazed at how good this low-carb spaghetti recipe is! I use spaghetti squash instead of pasta in this dish. The squash adds flavor and topped with the turkey red sauce this is a tasty grain-free meal and gluten-free meal. Spaghetti squash is a low calorie substitute for pasta. It has a mild nuttiness,

    Southwestern Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

    A little sassy and a little sweet, these healthy Southwestern Meatloaf Muffins made in a muffin tin are easy to make and devour! I wrapped these delicious morsels in tin foil after cooking, so you avoid those sticky fingers. Packed with fresh veggies, black beans, and protein, this meatloaf muffin recipe is very healthy! Great

    Turkey Zucchini Pizza Lasagna

    This combo recipe combines two delicious comfort food favorites: pizza and lasagna. This recipe is made healthy with ground turkey and zucchini for a gluten-free, low-carb dinner. Plus, you can totally customize this pizza lasagna any way you like. Just choose your favorite toppings to accommodate the whole family!

    A black pan filled with spinach and turkey stuffed peppers and cheese

    White Bean Spinach Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers with Burrata 

    This recipe is pretty enough to serve for company! But even more than it’s pretty presentation, it’s got major nutrition to boot. Filled with fiber and protein-rich ingredients like spinach, beans, turkey, brown rice and more, it’s a perfectly balanced meal in one tidy package.

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    Am definitely checking out the recipes and some of your exercises don’t look too difficult for me to try I think. I am 62 & have rheumatoid arthritis. Unless you have some senior or more gentle ones. Thanks so much Y’all


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      Hi Kim - Happy to hear that you are enjoying some of our recipes and exercises. I would definitely advise to start with some of our "lower impact" workouts. You might want to take a peak at our Core for Seniors and Strength Training for Women Over 50. I will provide you the links to those 2 blogs here: 1. Strength Training for Women Over 50: https://gethealthyu.com/strength-training-moves-for-women-over-50/ 2. The Best Core Exercises for Seniors: https://gethealthyu.com/best-core-exercises-for-seniors/



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