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Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

» Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

Lemon and rosemary flavor both these turkey meatballs and their velvety-rich sauce. Thyme can be used instead of the rosemary if you prefer. Serve with whole-wheat pasta or mashed potatoes.

» Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs

Lamb & Chickpea Chili

This spicy chili has a North African spin with lamb, cinnamon and harissa. If you can’t find harissa, use mild chili powder in its place. You can turn up the heat with a little cayenne or hot sauce if you like it spicy. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread and tabbouleh.

» Lamb & Chickpea Chili

Homemade Chorizo Tortas

A torta is the Mexican version of a panini—a pressed sandwich made with crusty bread that can have an endless array of fillings. For this one, we make our own chorizo-inspired filling by spicing up ground pork or turkey. Use a panini maker if you have one (and skip Step 4) or use our technique for making pressed sandwiches without any special equipment. Serve with a mixed green salad.

» Homemade Chorizo Tortas

Italian Wedding Soup

This Italian Wedding Soup recipe is Italian comfort food at its best, and this easy soup recipe lends itself to countless variations. Substitute spinach, chicory, chard or any other leafy green for the escarole or kale, and any leftover cooked (or canned) beans for the white beans in this healthy Italian wedding soup recipe.

» Italian Wedding Soup

Hoisin-Ginger Meatloaf

Scallions, hoisin sauce and ginger give this pork-and-turkey meatloaf great flavor and plenty of vegetables boost the fiber and nutrients. We love the texture of brown rice as a filler in this healthy Asian-flavored meatloaf recipe, but feel free to swap fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs for the rice.

» Hoisin-Ginger Meatloaf

Pistachio Breakfast Sausage Patties

This breakfast sausage patty recipe transforms plain breakfast sausage into something special with a few simple additions. The surprise ingredient: pistachios! Plenty of black pepper and a big pinch of cayenne make this breakfast sausage pleasantly spicy—use less if you prefer. The recipe, which can be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen, yields 8 small sausage patties, but can easily be doubled and cooked in two batches.

» Pistachio Breakfast Sausage Patties


Lean ground turkey is a wonderful substitution for ground beef in a variety of recipes if you’re looking to cut down on red meat. In these ground turkey recipes, including ground turkey chili recipes, ground turkey meatball recipes and ground turkey burger recipes, we call for 93%-lean ground turkey for even healthier meals. Try Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers for a healthier ground turkey burger recipe or try Lemon-Rosemary Turkey Meatballs for a lighter take on homemade meatballs.

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