January 23, 2018

View as List Terrific Turkey Recipes

  • Whole Homemade Thanksgiving Turkey

    Turkey is an excellent source of protein, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, and zinc. The dark meat is higher in fat and therefore tends to be juicier than the white meat, though both are delicious and comparatively lean. Ground turkey breast is an excellent substitute for beef—ounce for ounce it has almost three times less saturated fat and thus fewer calories. Here, 7 easy and healthy recipes that use turkey. 

  • 1

    Apple-Mustard Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

    Meatloaf with brown sauce

    The zesty-sweet glaze is a nice companion to the herbal, satisfying meatloaf. This recipe is low-calorie and a good source of niacin and other B vitamins. 

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  • 2

    Hearty Turkey Stew

    Turkey soup with vegetables

    Leftover turkey is just as good as sautéed turkey breast here. The potatoes add heft, while the broccoli adds important vitamins and fiber. This dish can easily be made ahead and reheated. 

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  • 3

    Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

    Spaghetti with turkey meatballs

    Meatballs are a family-friendly favorite, and this is a leaner version of the classic dish. You could substitute rosemary for the sage and spoon the meatballs onto rolls for delicious hero sandwiches. 

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  • 4

    Turkey Burgers

    Homemade Turkey Burger on a Bun

    There are endless variations to burgers—they basically should have ground meat, something that extends the meat and binds it, plus flavoring, seasoning, and fresh herbs. You can play with levels of spice and use different flavors depending on how sweet or savory you like your food. 

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  • 5

    Turkey Meatball Soup

    Meatball soup

    You can drop the meatballs into a simple chicken or turkey broth, or into a vegetable-rich simple soup. The parmesan cheese adds flavor and a nice, comforting richness. 

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  • 6

    Turkey-Mushroom Lasagna

    Italian lasagna on a plate

    Lasagna is not a difficult dish to make, but it is labor-intensive and takes some time—making it a great recipe to do on a weekend, when it guarantees a great family meal or entrée for a simple dinner party. Serve it with a light salad of fresh greens. Leftovers are delicious when gently reheated, covering with foil except for the last few minutes. 

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  • 7

    Turkey Piccata Stir-Fry

    Lemon Chicken

    Piccata is a dish where meat is sliced, coated with flour, sautéed, and served in a lemony sauce. You should serve this over rice, small pasta, or polenta; parsley makes a pretty garnish if you feel fancy. 

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