Need some ground turkey dinner ideas to inspire you to use this affordable protein source? There are many things to make with ground turkey and I hope that this post helps you find ways to comfortably include ground turkey into your meals.
Ground turkey is great to use in recipes because it’s full of protein. Protein helps support your immune system, healing, hormones, cell health, and more. Not only is ground turkey a good source of protein but it’s also affordable.
Animal protein sources can be quite costly. When you compare a 16oz roll of ground turkey at $1.99-$3.99 to ground beef which is $4.99 and up. ground turkey is clearly more wallet-friendly.
Because it’s more affordable than many other protein sources, and it’s full of protein, ground turkey is the perfect ingredient to add to your meals.
There are a few different types of ground turkey to use in dinners. The key difference between the ground turkey meats is the fat content.
In other words, how much dark meat is present in the ground turkey determines how much fat is there. Fat content of your ground turkey will change the texture, flavor, and nutrition of what you cook slightly. So let’s talk ground turkey types:
99% ground turkey is a lean ground turkey with more white meat in it. Because this ground turkey has almost no fat, the end result will be drier.
93% – 95% ground turkey will have a bit more fat in it and will be softer and moist.
Depending on your health and recipe goals will determine which type of ground turkey you’ll use in dinner recipes.
Now that I’ve sold you on using ground turkey in your recipes, let’s talk ground turkey dinner ideas! The following easy ground turkey recipes are some of my favorites. Enjoy!
Using turkey in recipes can be an easy way to substitute a more affordable protein source for pricier ones. When I go to think about making recipes with ground turkey, I think about ground beef recipes. Some recipes to substitute turkey for ground beef include:
And more! Ground turkey is extremely versatile and I hope this encourages you to cook more with it!