Ground Turkey Recipes please...

Adria - posted on 12/24/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I want a ground turkey recipe but I don't want any crockpot recipes because I don't want to take the time to chop everything up... I hate sour cream, and I am trying to be very health concious. So I'd prefer low fat, low calories but not soups. If you could include the basic nutrition info. I'd really like that. (Calories, Fat, Fiber)

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Toni - posted on 01/02/2010

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We make meatloaf with ground turkey - you have to be careful and read the package - get white meat only -- you know like sirloin to ground chuck -- and make it like a traditional meatloaf -- you can use egg whites and veggies (shredded zucchini, carrots and minced onions) and uncooked couscous - instead of bread, cracker crumbs and whole eggs - you can even use bbq sauce over the top -- I got this out of a health living magazine a couple of years ago. It isn't dry at all because of the veggies and you can still zest it up with mustard powder, dijon mustard, worchestershire or whatever other flavors you want to add.

Robyn - posted on 12/31/2009

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How about turkey meatballs? I use a pound of ground turkey, a half of a cup of seasoned bread crumbs and a half cup of water. Mix well and roll into balls. I then place on a cookie sheet that I have sprayed with cooking spray and cook for 25 minutes in a 400 degree oven. I try to remember to to turn them over once while cooking so they get browned on both sides. I also usually add a little garlic salt to the mix and if you like onions you can add some as well. I then throw some sauce in a pot and rewarm the sauce and the meatballs together so that they blend nicely. I serve over whole wheat pasta to be health conscious and my husband and my 3 year old both love it.

Happy Cooking and Happy New Year!

Hannah - posted on 12/30/2009

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Here is a recipe that is really good and fun to serve, I first found it on allrecipes.com:

Asian Roll Lettuce Wrap, yields 4 servings

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root

1 cup brown rice
1 cup water
16 large lettuce leaves
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 cup sliced radishes

1/3 cup light soy sauce
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon sugar
Directions
1.In a medium bowl, mix together ground turkey, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon minced garlic and 2 teaspoons ginger. Form into 16 meatballs and roll into ovals. Cover and refrigerate.
2.In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine rice with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.
3.Preheat the grill or broiler. Arrange rice, lettuce leaves, carrots, scallions, radishes and red peppers onto a serving platter or place each into a small bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1/3 cup water, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons garlic, 1 tablespoon ginger, and sugar. Divide into 4 small dipping bowls.
4.Thread two meatballs onto each 10 inch skewer. Grill or broil for 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally to brown all sides. If broiling, line the broiler pan with aluminum foil and drain fat after 6 minutes.
5.To eat, place a leaf of lettuce onto the palm of your hand, spoon on a little rice, then a meat roll, and a few of the vegetables. Roll up and dip in dipping sauce or spoon sauce over.

Nutritional Information:
Asian Roll Lettuce Wrap
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 394
Total Fat: 12.3g
Cholesterol: 84mg
Sodium: 960mg
Total Carbs: 42.5g
Dietary Fiber: 6g
Protein: 28.6g
Powered by: ESHA Nutrient Database

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Sandra (Sandy) - posted on 01/02/2010

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This is very easy, and is MUCH more delicious than it sounds!!

Mexican Turkey Spaghetti

Chop 1 onion and 1 green pepper and several cloves garlic.
Brown in 2 Tbl olive oil.
Boil hand-full of thick spaghetti.
To skillet of semi-tender peppers & onions, add: 1 Lb ground Turkey
Brown.
Add black pepper & chili powder, to taste.
Add 1 large can diced tomatoes (with juice) and 1 can tomato soup.
Simmer.
Drain cooked spaghetti & add to skillet mixture. Simmer couple of minutes and serve with a salad.

AnQuetta - posted on 12/30/2009

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I use ground turkey in the place of ground beef.. anything that I would cook that used ground beef I just use ground turkey, like tacos, lasagna, meatballs, burgers. stuffed peppers the use for turkey is endless.

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1 lb ground turkey cooked, seasoned, drained
1 bag tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can evaporated milk
1 can cream of chicken
Brown meat & place in large cass. dish.
Cover with tater tots. Mix soup & milk together.
Pour over top. Bake at 350 for 1 Hour.
Makes 1- 9”X13” pan

this is very good even if you dont like musrooms you canbarley taste it in here!! and you canadd more tater tots if you want =)

Debbie - posted on 12/29/2009

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we make ground pork eggrolls but i bet you could use turkey. brown turkey and add chopped bok choy(chinese cabbage it think) add a little sesame oil and some chopped onion. when its wilted down take off heat. get your eggroll wrappers and make eggrolls.just put some filling in the wrapper and roll up. use water around the edges so they stick together. deep fry. if your oil is hot enough they wont be greasy. fry til crisp and dip in hot sause or sweet and sour sauce.. they are yummy:)

Lawanna - posted on 12/29/2009

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got one for Italian meat loaf too only 297 calories 3g fat, 45g protein, 20g carbs, 106mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium let me know if want this one.

Lawanna - posted on 12/29/2009

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Turkey Burgers 1. Preheat the grill or broiler
8oz. ground turkey 2. Combine all ingredients and form into a patty
2 tbs. sourdough bread crumbs 3. Grill until cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes
4 tbs. low fat buttermilk per side
3 teaspoons green onion minced Nutrition Information
3 teaspoons parsley chopped. 410 calories 135 mg Cholesterol
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 16 g total fat 351 mg sodium
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce 49 g protein
2 dashes black pepper to taste 14 g carbs hope you enjoy have more if
interested

Rebecca - posted on 12/29/2009

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like the others, here is 2 different recipes.
first, is based off of south beach turkey chili (no chopping), 2lbs of ground turkey, 1 can of diced tomatoes w/ chilis, 1 can of chicken broth (my husband likes it kind of soupy, if you don't, you can use less than a can), 1 tbsp of chili powder, 1 tsp of cumin (more or less depending on taste) 1 can of white beans or canelli beans. brown turkey, then add everything else and boil for 5-10 minutes to enhance flavor. good with or without cheese, sourcream, or onions.
next is based off of george stella's turkey burgers. 2lbs of ground turkey, 1 tbsp of ketchup, 1tbsp of chili powder, 1 lbs of shredded cheddar, 1 egg. next is optional ( i put it in for us but not for the kids) either a handful of fresh jalapenos or green peppers. mix everything and form into patties.
my family enjoys both recipes whenever ground turkey goes on sale.

Kim - posted on 12/28/2009

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This is a great low-fat meatloaf recipe, using ground turkey. It is very tasty.

Turkey Meatloaf
1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 egg (or egg substitute)
1 cup fresh bread crumbs (2-3 slices bread)
1 TBSP Parmesan cheese
1 TBSP fresh chopped parsley
3 TBSP chili sauce (save 1 TBSP for spreading on loaf)
1/2 pkg. chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
fresh ground pepper (to taste)
1/8 tsp Mrs. Dash (herbs & spices)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or unse Lawry's garlic powder--approx. 1/2 tsp.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake in a pyrex or Teflon pan for 35-40 minutes.
Mix well the above ingredients. Shape into a loaf. Spread with 1 tablespoon chili sauce. Place on bottom rack of oven.
Serve hot as a main course or cold as a sandwich filling.

Rachel - posted on 12/28/2009

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I like making turkey burgers, i used ground turkey, egg, rolled oats, some cubed green pepers, mrs dash for flavoring. its a huge hit at my house. I also enjoy turkey chilli, - ground turkey, cut up green peppers, red pepers, onion, canned corn, kidney beans, brown beans, black beans, chilli powder, no need to slow cook all day, fast easy and tastey.

Kimberley - posted on 12/26/2009

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We use ground turkey in lots of our meals in exchange for ground beef or chicken. There is the spaghetti idea, as well as turkey lasagna and add as many veggies as you like and you can use low fat riccotta. There's also a stroganoff recipe that we use, you can replace the 1/2 cup of sour cream with plain yogurt. Brown the turkey, add onion, mushrooms, diced peppers, and spinach (anything green that you like). Stir in the 1/2 cup of yogurt with a can of low fat cream of mushroom (condensed) soup and simmer. Serve over brown rice or noodles of your choosing.

Debbie - posted on 12/26/2009

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My mother cooked Ground Turkey Recipes for my step dad because of he was predisposed to heart problems. Watch the fat content on the ground turkey because sometimes it is high. She used to make spaghetti sauce with the ground turkey, just like she made with ground beef. The only thing she exchanged out was the beef for ground turkey and it was really good. Also she made turkey burgers, just like beef hamburgers, just used turkey and used her usual recipe....hope this helps, I just don't use much turkey or chicken myself..

Adria - posted on 12/26/2009

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Quoting Amy:

mandwich, my boys love mandwich. Taco salad is another favorite, seasoning, bag of cheese, bag of lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, ranch or not, can of pito beans or black beans. tortilla chips.



Not familiar with Mandwhich but I do make a mean chicken salad (Taco salad but with shredded chicken)...

Amy - posted on 12/25/2009

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mandwich, my boys love mandwich. Taco salad is another favorite, seasoning, bag of cheese, bag of lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, ranch or not, can of pito beans or black beans. tortilla chips.

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