Ground Turkey is the cheap cost meal plan, you can use the turkey in your lunch, breakfast and dinner menu easily without having to think about the cost because it is something you can afford easily.
There are varieties of items you can make by using leftover turkey without spending so much time on preparation. If you are wondering as how ground turkey can be turned into mouth-watering dishes here are some ideas for you.
1:Ground Turkey Empanadas
Just like beef empanada you can make some delicious, low fat turkey empanadas by using leftover turkey that is lying in the fridge for so long. Now for filling you can use olives, beans, kidney beans, black eyes peas, and anything that you want. But this recipe uses peanut and corn along with the tomato paste. You would love these empanada recipe because it is simple and easy.
2:Left Over Turkey Empanadas
For making empanadas you do not need to have so many items in hand, sometimes you can only made them with corn, tomato and any vegetable that you have stored in the fridge. Refrigerated pie crust is used for making these turkey empanada you can choose the bread of your choice though, as your personal comfort should come first. The recipe uses diced turkey (ground can be used instead whatever is available) with the turkey broth , chopped parsley, mashed potato and cranberry sauce. Some seasoning is done for adding flavour to this turkey empanadaa recipe such as salt and pepper.
3:Ground Turkey Meatloaf
For this meatleaf you would need ground turkey, chopped onions, minced garlic, parsley and some mushrooms, you also need a handful of olives either black or green for making this turkey meatloaf recipe, the preparation time is so quick and it would take 1.5 hours to make this recipe which is really quick.
4:Chicken or simple ground Turkey Empanada
The original turkey empanada recipe includes cumin, vinegar, tomatoes, garlic, onion and of course the ground turkey pieces, for the crust you have option, you can either go for store bought empanadas discs or make the crust at home if you have time, you’d need flour for that.
5:Easy Turkey Pasta Broccoli Dinner
This pasta is so easy delicious and so easy to make, adding broccoli to your pasta would make it even more healthy, you can use any shape or type of pasta. You would need only a few ingredients for making this Turkey pasta such as broccoli florets, spices and seasonings, Parmesan cheese, paprika and ground turkey. I personally add mushrooms as well, it is all about your personal preference. You can add crushed red peppers flakes and olives either black or green, the black ones would better with your turkey pasta though.
6: Shell Pasta with Ground Turkey
Any type of pasta shells can be used for making ground Turkey shell pasta, any shape would work as long as you are doing the procedure right. For making this turkey pasta you would need medium shells, white onions, bell peppers, heavy cream, white mushrooms, seasoning and Parmesan cheese and of course ground turkey. There are so many questions whether you can make this turkey shell pasta gluten free, the answer is yes, all you need would be gluten free pasta shells for the recipe.
7:Ground Turkey Sandwich
Everyone loves sandwiches because they are quick and easy to make. Good thing is you can add salad, lettuce and ice burg or anything which is available in your fridge. This turkey sandwich recipe is pretty easy to follow though, you would just need to add ground turkey instead of the slices in the sandwiches and it would just taste the same. Along with the leftover turkey you could use tomatoes, cucumbers, mayonnaise, Swiss cheese and lettuce.
8:Chef John’s Turkey Sloppy Joes
These turkey Sloppy joes are the best snacks for super bowl events, birthday parties, bridal shower and baby shower, you can even serve them anytime when you invite your guests for dinner or lunch. They are so delicious that even kids would love them. For making ground turkey sloppy joes you would need hamburger buns, onion, butter, worceshire sauce, chopped onions, ground turkey, ketchup, shredded white cheddar cheese, and brown sugar. This is one of the most easiest recipes for ground turkey you could ever make at home.
9:Ground Turkey Fried Rice
This recipe for ground turkey is easy, it is a unique dinner twist which would add simplicity to your dinner meal plans. You can use leftover brown or white rice and mix them with a few vegetables of your choice, add ground turkey, spices, and add some sauces such as teriyaki sauce or soy sauce, sriracha sauce or chili garlic sauce, and let your rice cook for a minute or two until they are hot.Serve them by decorating with chopped green peppers on the top.
10:Yummy Turkey Salad
Salads are served for breakfast, or with the lunch as the side dishes, you can turn ground turkey into wonderful green and coleslaw salad by adding vegetables and fruits of your choice. This recipe for ground turkey uses mayonnaise, red bell peppers, celery stalks, cidar vinegar, white sugar, dijon style mustard and of course leftover turkey. You can use this salad for making sandwiches and burgers as well just in case you do not want to eat turkey salad alone.
11:Hearty Barley Ground Turkey Soup
I love this ground turkey soup because not only it is nutritional but is also very tasty. You would need a lot of vegetables though, the recipes uses a few ones such as chopped carrots,chopped mushrooms, bay leaves,and barley, onion. Besides, this ground turkey soup has more healthy ingredients such as celery, black peppercorns, dried marjoram, and dried thyme. This soup is so easy to cook and it is really delicious, I add a drop of lime in the end to make it even tastier. One or two drops of freshly squeezed lemons enhances the taste of turkey soup or any chicken soup that you eat.
12:Turkey Chorizo Tacos
If you are love tortilla chops you would love making this recipe for ground turkey that uses tortilla shells. The recipe is so simple, you can make Turkey Chorizo tacos anytime without any extra effort. You would need chorizo sausages, cumin powder, coriander powder, cilantro, garlic, corn tortillas and couple other items for making these turkey tacos at home.
13:Delicious Turkey Burgers
Made with three pound ground turkey, this recipe is just amazing. You will forget all about chicken burgers and beef burgers once you taste these ground turkey burgers because they are so delicious. This recipe for ground turkey used peeled/minced garlic, parsley, onion and black peppers only. You can add vegetable to it if you want to have some greens on your turkey burger.
14:Italian Turkey Spaghetti
This Italian spaghetti is packed with 500 calories, it is rich and nutritional, you would need grated Parmesan cheese, spaghetti box, spaghetti sauce,and ground turkey for making it in the skillet. This turkey spaghetti is so quick that it would hardly take 20 minutes or less for you to cook it.
15:Laura’s Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Chilli
This ground turkey recipe is easy to make. Just add ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook for the whole day, you could also use crock pot instead of slow cooker for making this ground turkey chilli if you want. The ingredients are simple chilli flakes, garlic, onion along with the kidney bean, you can top up the turkey with sour cream. Let it cook, the longer your turkey cookers the better it will taste.
16:Mozzarella Cheese Stuffed Pesto Turkey Meatballs
Simple turkey meatballs, just stuff them with the mozzarella cheese and any of your favorite vegetable and sever them with the spaghetti or pasta of your choice. Everyone will love this ground turkey recipe.
17:Turkey Stuffed Peppers with Pepper Jacks
There are endless ways to make these turkey stuffed peppers, you need couple of items such as onions, and garlic for adding the twist to the taste. Just use hollowed peppers and top with the remaining pepper jacks. For seasoning you would need salt, peppers and marinara sauce.
You might have tasted so many chicken and beef lasagna, but I would say there is nothing compared to Turnkey lasagna that is made from the ground turkey pieces and flavored with plenty of herbs and greens. This recipe for ground turkey uses flat leaf parsley, all types of cheese such as ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, and crumbled goat cheese. Plus there are basil leaves needed for this lasagna that make the dish even heather.
19:Ground Turkey Sriracha Meatballs
The brown sugar is mixed with the Sriracha for making the glaze for these Turkey meatballs, you can add white sugar but it might change the taste. Some seasonings are needed for the ground turkey along with the spices for turning them into meatballs. Use breadcrumbs for the coating.
20:Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
I love this recipe for ground turkey, it is the simplest and yummiest way of making small meatballs and dipping them in tomato sauce. This recipe is good for both lunch and dinner.
21:Yummy Ground Turkey Sheperd’s pie
You might have tried to many chicken Sheperd’s pie but this one turkey pie is going to be amazing because it is just a unique healthy twist to your old and traditional taste of pie. You would need sliced mushrooms, shredded/ground turkey, chopped carrots and seasoning for making this recipe.
22:Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
For making these turkey taco wraps you could use taco shells but I would say lettuce leaves are the healthy options. If you want to serve them as the side dish they would just serve their purpose. Absolutely delicious, these turkey taco wraps make for great breakfast, dinner and lunch.
23:Turkey, Spinach and Cheese balls Meatballs
In the original recipes, turkey cheese meatballs are browned under the broiler before putting into the fry pan for frying. The choice is yours however, you can simply bake them if you want before frying. You would need ground turkey, turkey sausage, bread crumbs, Parmigiano Reggiano, and Mozzarella cheese for making these cheese balls.
24:Wild Rice and Leftover ground Turkey Soup
If you do not have time for making lengthy dinner after weekends or long hours of work days, you should try it. This wild rice and leftover ground turkey soup takes only 15 minutes of preparation and it tastes so yummy.
25:Cheesy Mexican Skillet
Love this Ground turkey Mexican cheese skillet made with a variety of ingredients. You would need sour cream, onion, garlic, chopped hipotle chiles in adobo, diced red bell peppers,tomatoes, and ground turkey. This is the best ground turkey recipe you can try.
26:Ground Turkey Cheesy Almond Casserole
You would need almost, sliced water chestnut, onion, cream, mayo and celery for making this turkey casserole and it will just turn out to be the best of all chicken cheese casserole you have might have tasted before.
27:Yummiest Turkey Tacos
So simple to make these turkey tacos, just mix items in the ground turkey. Mix avocados with the beans in the second steps, fill in the tacos.
28:Italian Turkey Burgers
Seasoned with Parmesan cheese these Italian ground turkey burgers are easy to make, and they are so affordable. The bread is warmed with spaghetti sauce for adding twist to the flavor.
29:My Big Fat Turkey Burger Ideas
Greek turkey burgers are served with non-fat Greek sauce made with the Greek yogurt,olive oil, dill leaves, lemon juice and black peppers.
30:Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
These are the egg free and gluten free turkey meatloaf muffins you can ever try at home. Packed with healthy ingredients and full of deliciousness, these turkey muffins make the best dish for breakfast, evening snacks, and dinner.