Ground turkey is a versatile ingredient, but do you find yourself making the same few dishes with it? Slender Kitchen shares 44 Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes on her blog that range from soups and slow cooker meals to burgers and pasta. She even explains the different types of ground turkey if you're used to using ground beef.
These ground turkey recipes you will love are full of flavor, easy to prepare, and delicious. This affordable and lean protein is one of the best tools to have in the fridge for quick and easy meals.
Ground turkey has always been one of my favorite lean proteins since it is easy to prepare, low in calories, high in protein, and usually pretty affordable. I use it for just about everything - stir-fries, pasta, lettuce wraps, soups, tacos, and of course burgers. I love a really good turkey burger, especially #16, the Jalapeño Cheddar Burger. So next time you are looking for a quick and easy meal, consider making one of these healthy ground turkey recipes.
When making healthy ground turkey recipes, keep the following things in mind:
- Types of ground turkey: There are many different types of ground turkey on the market ranging from extremely lean made with all turkey breast to ones with higher fat content made with dark meat turkey. For the leanest option, look for 99% lean ground turkey also sometimes called ground turkey breast or ground white meat turkey. Standard ground turkey is a combination of white and dark meat and usually is 93% lean. There is also some ground turkey on the market made from all dark meat, which is usually 80-85% lean. Like other ground meat, the leaner the meat, the more likely it is to be dry. For most recipes, 93% lean or 95% lean will give you the best results. You can also look for lean ground turkey sausage, which comes seasoned with spices and can add extra flavor to any ground turkey recipe.
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