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kkiner7kkiner7 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
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Hi there,

Does anyone have any ground turkey dinner ideas they can share? I’m looking for something other than chili or spaghetti. Thank you!
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  • _BlahBlah_BlackSheep__BlahBlah_BlackSheep_ Posts: 2,096Member Member Posts: 2,096Member Member
    Tacos
    Korean turkey bowls
    Burgers
    Egg roll in a bowl

    Anything you use ground beef in you can replace with ground turkey or chicken.
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 4,966Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,966Member, Premium Member
    Cheesy Chicken Meatballs
  • McCelmerMcCelmer Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member
    Easy Ground Turkey Curry (adapted from https://www.evolvingtable.com/ground-turkey-curry/#wprm-recipe-container-4967)

    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 cup onion finely chopped
    1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
    2 cloves garlic crushed
    1 lb. ground turkey (I prefer 99% fat free)
    1 - 1 ½ cup coconut milk lite/reduced fat
    Cooked quinoa, rice, cauliflower rice (optional)
    1 can of chickpeas, drained (optional)
    Cilantro (optional)

    Curry Seasoning:

    1 ½ tsp. curry powder
    1 tsp. garam masala
    ¼ tsp. cumin
    ⅛ tsp. turmeric
    ⅛ tsp. cayenne (or ¼ if you like spice)
    1 tsp. salt to taste
    ½ tsp. pepper

    Instructions

    Saute onion in olive oil in a large skillet or pan over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until onions turn translucent.

    Add garlic and ground turkey. Cook for another 7-10 minutes over medium heat, or until meat is cooked through.

    While meat is cooking whisk together the seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

    Once meat is done cooking, add seasoning ingredients, optional can of chickpeas, and coconut milk to the pan and stir until combined. (If you want your curry really thick, use less milk. If you would like it less thick, add more milk)

    Reduce heat to low and let simmer for another 10 minutes.

    Serve curry over rice or quinoa and sprinkle with cilantro. Enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    Feel free to add in additional vegetables such as carrots, bell peppers, or peas.
  • McCelmerMcCelmer Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member
    Ground Turkey Taco Salad

    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    16 Ounces Extra Lean Ground Turkey
    ½ Red Onion Diced
    1 Packet Low Sodium Taco Seasoning
    7oz Reduced Sodium Black Beans, rinsed & drained
    2 oz diced Jalapeño (optional)
    3/4 cup water
    8 cups chopped salad greens
    1 Avocado
    8 cups chopped salad mix

    Dressing: ½ Cup Salsa mixed with 6oz 0% Greek Yogurt

    Directions:

    Saute onion in pan until slightly translucent.

    Add ground Turkey and cook until brown.

    Add taco seasoning, black beans, jalapenos and water, reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.

    Serve ¼ turkey mixture on top 2 cups chopped greens.

    Top with ¼ dressing & ¼ avocado.
    edited September 11
  • missysippy930missysippy930 Posts: 1,329Member Member Posts: 1,329Member Member
    I use ground turkey for everything I used to use ground beef for. I haven’t purchased ground beef in 5 or 6 years. In addition to chili and spaghetti:
    Sloppy Joes
    Turkey burgers
    Meat loaf (mix with ground pork)
    Taco casserole
    Really, anything you would use ground beef for, swap it pound for pound.
    edited September 11
  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member
    This recipe is one of our favorites. We brown and crumble it to make meat sauce or make it into meatballs.

    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/216319/homemade-sweet-italian-sausage-mild-or-hot/
  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member
  • McCelmerMcCelmer Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member

    Yum... I'm going to make this recipe this weekend!
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,868Member Member Posts: 3,868Member Member
    Replace ground pork for ground turkey in nam prik ong. Here is the simple I use which uses commercial red thai curry paste
    https://importfood.com/recipes/recipe/201-spicy-pork-and-tomato-dip-with-veggies-nam-prik-ong

    Here's how I would typically present this dish. It's essentially a warm spicy dip for raw veg.
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  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member
    McCelmer wrote: »
    Yum... I'm going to make this recipe this weekend!

    You'll want homemade tzatziki sauce too!

    2 cups plain Greek yogurt
    1/2 Cucumber ( I use English style)
    Sea salt to taste ( I use 1/2 tsp)
    1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 tsp white wine vinegar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tsp dried dill - if you use fresh, increase to 1 tbs
    2 tbs fresh lemon juice

    Peel, deseed and grate the cucumber. Thoroughly mix the salt into the grated cucumber. Squeeze as much liquid out of the cucumber as you can. You can do this two says. 1) Place the grated cucumber is a fine strainer over a bowl and place a plate with some type of weight on it directly onto the cucumber. 2) Use cheese cloth and squeeze repeatedly until no more liquid is extracted. (I use a strainer and usually start the cucumber draining the night before.) You would be surprised how much liquid you will get. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and gently fold in the cucumber.


  • shalvy2007shalvy2007 Posts: 94Member, Premium Member Posts: 94Member, Premium Member
    This is one of the family favorites and I add ground turkey to it, and also instead of using of the water I use broth to cook the qunioa and the rest of the ingredients in our rice cooker:

    https://www.healthy-liv.com/five-ingredient-one-pan-mexican-quinoa/

    Also we take ground turkey and mix with ground sausage or chicken and flatten it out and add different stuff to the inside, cheese, olives, spinach, etc and roll it into a meat fatty and cook on the BBQ.
  • debrakgooginsdebrakgoogins Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,711Member, Premium Member
    shalvy2007 wrote: »
    This is one of the family favorites and I add ground turkey to it, and also instead of using of the water I use broth to cook the qunioa and the rest of the ingredients in our rice cooker:

    https://www.healthy-liv.com/five-ingredient-one-pan-mexican-quinoa/

    Also we take ground turkey and mix with ground sausage or chicken and flatten it out and add different stuff to the inside, cheese, olives, spinach, etc and roll it into a meat fatty and cook on the BBQ.

    I now want to make a meat fatty.
  • acpgeeacpgee Posts: 3,868Member Member Posts: 3,868Member Member
    Replace ground pork with ground turkey in Vietnamese pork and watercress soup. I sometimes use spinach when I can't find watercress.

    https://scruffandsteph.com/2019/08/05/simple-vietnamese-watercress-and-pork-soup/
  • McCelmerMcCelmer Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member
    McCelmer wrote: »
    Yum... I'm going to make this recipe this weekend!

    You'll want homemade tzatziki sauce too!

    2 cups plain Greek yogurt
    1/2 Cucumber ( I use English style)
    Sea salt to taste ( I use 1/2 tsp)
    1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
    2 tsp olive oil
    1 tsp white wine vinegar
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tsp dried dill - if you use fresh, increase to 1 tbs
    2 tbs fresh lemon juice

    Peel, deseed and grate the cucumber. Thoroughly mix the salt into the grated cucumber. Squeeze as much liquid out of the cucumber as you can. You can do this two says. 1) Place the grated cucumber is a fine strainer over a bowl and place a plate with some type of weight on it directly onto the cucumber. 2) Use cheese cloth and squeeze repeatedly until no more liquid is extracted. (I use a strainer and usually start the cucumber draining the night before.) You would be surprised how much liquid you will get. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and gently fold in the cucumber.


    Perfect - thanks again!!
  • NewMeSM75NewMeSM75 Posts: 974Member, Premium Member Posts: 974Member, Premium Member
    My absolute favorite is brown a ground turkey with a tbsp or so of olive oil. Once meat is browned, add garlic. Cook until fragrant. Toss is a bag of shredded coleslaw mix. Cook until tender. Finish with soy, ginger, crushed red pepper or even a bottled asian sauce. It honestly tastes similar to inside of an egg roll. Fabulous!
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,807Member Member Posts: 2,807Member Member
    Anything that you would use ground chicken for. I don't think larb has been suggested yet https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/chicken-larb-0
  • McCelmerMcCelmer Posts: 95Member, Premium Member Posts: 95Member, Premium Member

    Debra - Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I am eating it right now with the tatziki sauce and it is DELICIOUS. I'm going to make a double batch next time.

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