9 Tasty Ways to Cook with Ground Turkey

9 Tasty Ways to Cook with Ground Turkey


Whether you’re craving a lighter alternative to ground beef — or just looking for more affordable cuts of meat to reduce your grocery bill — ground turkey deserves a permanent spot in your meal plan. Here are nine delicious ways to cook with it, from crowd-pleasing apps to kid-friendly cookout fare. 


Orange Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Every household needs one staple appetizer for entertaining. A recipe that’s easy, travels well and works for almost any occasion. Well, friends, this is it: Classic turkey meatballs glazed in an easy, four-ingredient marmalade sauce. They’re savory. They’re sweet. They’re tangy. Your guests will love them. Best of all, they come together in 40 minutes and can be made in advance, so you’ll love serving them, too. 


Confetti Turkey Meatloaf

Need a kid-friendly dinner that still packs in plenty of vegetables? This is the recipe for you. Shredded zucchini and carrot beef up classic turkey meatloaf without significantly affecting its flavor, so you get all the coziness of your fave comfort food, plus a sneaky serving of veg. 


Herbed Turkey Meatballs

Nothing says comfort like spaghetti and meatballs — and if you’re craving a lighter version of your fave comfort food, give these turkey meatballs a try. A classic blend of basil, garlic and oregano infuses each meatball with the Italian-inspired flavor you love. All you need is homemade Italian Tomato Sauce and your pasta of choice for an oh-so-cozy meal. 


Easy Buffalo Turkey Chili

Buffalo wings and chili are game day staples for a reason — so why not combine them into one irresistible dish? This Buffalo wing-inspired chili also couldn’t be easier to make. It gets its flavor from McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix and its heat from Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, so you can skip measuring out tons of seasonings. And, thanks to Gourmet Garden Garlic Stir-In Paste, you don’t need to mince garlic by hand, either. 


Quinoa Taco Skillet

If you’re looking for a new twist on Taco Tuesday — or you just need to satisfy a taco craving — this one-pot turkey taco skillet is sure to please. Ground turkey, quinoa, tomatoes and taco seasoning create a hearty base for this dish, while corn adds sweetness and pops of color. This simple recipe is also adaptable. Try adding black beans in place of corn, pickled jalapenos for spice, or sauteed onions and peppers to sneak in more veggies. 


Grilled Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are always welcome at the cookout, and these grilled patties will become your go-to all summer long. Unseasoned turkey patties can taste a little bland after grilling, so this recipe amps up the hearty flavor with a packet of McCormick Turkey Gravy Seasoning Mix, and adds crushed Crispy Fried Onions for crunch.  


Juicy Turkey Burgers

If you’re looking for a basic turkey burger recipe that’s anything but boring, give these ultra-flavorful burgers a try. Mixing ground turkey with a combination of French’s Classic Yellow Mustard and Tomato Ketchup adds classic flavor to each bite and ensures the burgers won’t dry out as they cook. The result? Juicy, mouthwatering burgers that’ll make you want to grab seconds. 


Greek Turkey Burgers with Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Once you’ve mastered classic turkey burgers, try using seasonings and homemade sauces to experiment with flavor. This Greek-inspired recipe is the perfect place to start. It combines ground turkey with feta, oregano, thyme and pepper for a briny, flavorful patty, and gets a serious upgrade from an easy cumin-spiced yogurt sauce. They feel fancy, but they take just 25 minutes to make, so they’re ideal for weeknight dinner. 


Pizza Turkey Burgers

Burgers or pizza night? With this turkey burger recipe, you don’t need to choose. Classic turkey patties get the ultimate kid-friendly upgrade with tomato sauce and, of course, plenty of mozzarella cheese. This recipe makes “plain cheese pizza” turkey burgers, but try adding pepperoni, green onion, mushroom and your other fave toppings to make them your own. 

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