17 Meals with Ground Turkey for a Clean Eating Diet

Meals with ground turkey are healthier than ground beef, and for extra healthiness, these 17 easy ground turkey recipes use clean eating ingredients!

photo collage-meals with ground turkey

Are you new to a clean eating lifestyle? It’s more than just food, it’s a new step towards a healthier, happier life! To learn more, read, What is Clean Eating, and How to Eat Clean.

You can see the easy ground turkey recipes below, but first, you may be wondering if ground turkey is really a healthier choice. It can be, and here’s why:

Is ground turkey healthier than ground beef?

The answer to this question is sometimes. Just like ground beef, ground turkey is available to purchase with different ratios of meat to fat, ranging from two to twenty percent fat. As a result, it is important to read labels to be sure you are selecting a healthy blend of ground turkey.


Easy Ground Turkey Recipes

All of the recipes here are made from wholesome, clean eating ingredients. Even though some of them are creations from other bloggers, be confident in knowing that these meals with ground turkey are healthy. To make viewing the recipes as easy for you as possible, they are broken out into the following categories:

  • Casseroles and One Pan Meals with Ground Turkey
  • Ethnic Ground Turkey Recipes (curry, tacos, stir-fry, etc.)
  • Turkey Chili and Soup Recipes

How To Get the Recipes

With so many easy and quick ground turkey recipes to choose from, you’re bound to find a few that catch your attention. When you see something you’d like the recipe for, just click on the hyperlinked title or the photo, and you’ll be taken right to it! From there, you can print, Pin, and/or bookmark the recipe to save it for later.


Casseroles and One Pan Meals with Ground Turkey

Clean Eating Turkey And Garden Vegetable Skillet Dinner

Clean Eating Garden Vegetable Turkey Skillet

Ground Turkey dinner with asparagus spears in white dish

Ground Turkey Dinner Skillet Recipe

Halloween stuffed peppers carved like Jack O Lanterns

Healthy Halloween Stuffed Peppers Jack O Lanterns, from It’s Yummi

ground turkey goulash in white bowl

Healthy Turkey Goulash, from 90/10 Nutrition

Clean Eating Ground Turkey Pumpkin Skillet Recipe

Clean Eating Ground Turkey Pumpkin Skillet

ground turkey stuffed peppers in white casserole dish

Healthy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers, from Kristine’s Kitchen

Clean Eating Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf Casserole on white dinner plate

Clean Eating Turkey Vegetable Meatloaf Casserole

Ethnic Ground Turkey Recipes

From India to Mexico, everyone enjoys making easy meals with ground turkey!

Clean Eating Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

Curry Pineapple Turkey Rice Bowl Recipe

cast iron skillet of turkey butternut squash curry

Turkey and Butternut Squash Curry, from NeighborFood

grabbing egg roll mixture from bowl with chopsticks

Healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl, from Whole New Mom

Moroccan lentils and ground turkey meatballs in skillet

Moroccan Lentils and Turkey Meatballs, from Taste and See

Korean spiced ground turkey and white rice in a bowl

Korean Ground Turkey and Rice Bowls, from The Schmidty Wife

turkey taco lettuce wraps on platter

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps, from Devour Dinner

Turkey Chili and Soup Recipes

Because our intent here is to share easy meals with ground turkey, you won’t see any ground beef in these recipes. This doesn’t mean you can’t swap out the ground turkey for beef if you prefer it. They may be our easy ground turkey recipes, but in your kitchen, your rules apply. 🙂

Southwestern Turkey Chili in white bowl

Southwestern Turkey Chili

white bean turkey pumpkin chili in bowl

White Bean Turkey Pumpkin Chili, from Family Style Food

ladle next to pot of ground turkey meatball soup

Turkey Meatball Vegetable Soup, from Where is My Spoon

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Herbal Turkey & Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup

Want MORE ideas for healthy, easy meals with ground turkey?

Here are 10 clean eating recipes that use 1 pound of ground turkey.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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  1. Dee Robison says:

    Hi Tiffany. Whatever happened to your clean Eating Skillet Casserole recipe. It was so good. Since, I am now a widow, living alone, I dont make it DEE often. Now. However. I am having a might strong taste for it. HELP!