29 Tantalizing Paleo Ground Turkey Recipes
Turkey is a meat which becomes more popular during the festive season, but it is such an underrated meat that deserves a bit more attention. Turkey is available all year round and here I’ve put together a list of some super tasty Paleo recipes that use ground turkey.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are an amazing time to put these recipes into practice, especially to make use of any leftovers you might have. Enjoy this fantastic bird any time of year with these recipes; from soups to burgers, there’s something for everyone!
Here are just a few of the Paleo Ground Turkey Recipes we’ve included:
- Tropical Turkey Chili
- Keto Creamy Meatballs
- Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs
- Keto Garlic and Ginger Turkey Meatballs
- Thanksgiving Meatballs
- Mini Spinach Meatloaves
- Paleo Guacamole Burger
- Paleo Stuffing
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Paleo Ground Turkey Chilis & Meatballs
Tropical Turkey Chili
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: salsa verde (sugar-free), ground turkey, ground cumin, ground coriander, chopped habanero or scotch bonnet (optional), salt, pepper.
Let’s start with this tropical number filled with flavor as well as texture. This is a super meal to bring some fun, color and crunch to your dinnertime.
No Bean, Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
– Skinny Taste
Ingredients: ground turkey, kosher salt, onion, garlic, tomatoes, green chilies, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, bay leaf, sweet potato, cilantro.
You may not have considered using ground turkey to make a chili, but it tastes so good, especially in this Paleo recipe that even includes sweet potatoes. This is a great hearty meal for the whole family after a busy day at work or school.
Keto Creamy Meatballs
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic powder, egg, salt, black pepper, coconut oil, onion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, coconut cream, cabbage.
Meatballs are a filling meal and this recipe is sure to satiate any food cravings. The fried cabbage adds another texture and some well-needed greenery to creamy Keto meatballs.
Paleo Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe
– Our Savory Life
Ingredients: butternut squash, ground turkey, coconut oil, garlic cloves, fresh sage, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, butter (or use ghee), apple, red onion.
Butternut squash is a great vegetable to stuff with ground turkey. The combination of flavors is superb. Don’t skimp on the garlic, sage, apples, or red onions as they all help to enhance this delicious Paleo dish.
– Live Health Easy
Ingredients: ground turkey, champagne mangoes, onion, almond flour, oregano, basil, salt, pepper.
I really love mango, so I was really excited to find this yummy recipe! This is a refreshing take on an Italian classic which would make the perfect summer dish to serve at a party!
Paleo Apple Glazed Turkey Meatballs
– Once a Month Meals
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, applesauce, green onion, almond flour, apple, cayenne pepper, sea salt, cinnamon, apple juice, coconut aminos, ginger, arrowroot, black pepper, nutmeg.
If this recipe doesn’t make you salivate then I don’t know what will. Apple is normally associated with pork, but works just as well with turkey.
Chipotle Dijon Turkey Meatballs
– Slim Palate
Photo Credit: Josh from Slim Palate
Ingredients: ground turkey, chipotle powder, garlic cloves, dijon mustard, dried cilantro, egg, parmesan, limes, avocado oil, salt, pepper.
This recipe is a great choice for dinner after a busy day, as meatballs are simple to make and the results are always so tasty. The dijon mustard and chipotle add a nice little kick to the turkey meatballs.
Keto Garlic and Ginger Turkey Meatballs
Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm
Ingredients: ground turkey, almond flour, egg, onion, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt, coconut aminos or soy sauce, red boat fish sauce.
Meatballs are so versatile that you can almost add any ingredient and get great results. These garlic and ginger turkey meatballs are a fab idea for when you want to try something a bit different.
– My Heart Beets
Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets
Ingredients: ground turkey, celery ribs, onion, walnuts, egg, fresh sage, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salt, black pepper, cayenne.
This recipe is a fun take on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner, or they could be served as party snacks if you’re having a buffet. Serving them with cranberry sauce adds so much to the already great flavor.
Paleo Ground Turkey Meatloaves & Skillets
– Frisky Lemon
Ingredients: ground turkey, egg, almond meal, garlic powder, sea salt, ketchup, oregano.
“Just like mama used to make” this meatloaf recipe is a great comfort food which is still good for you. This basic recipe can be amended to suit your tastes. And make sure you use Paleo ketchup for this recipe (use our recipe here to make it yourself).
– London from Evolving Table
Ingredients: carrot, onion, garlic, ground turkey, paleo ketchup, egg, almond flour, coconut liquid aminos, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings.
Even adults like to have fun with food, so why not try making this?
Bacon Turkey Meatloaf
– Paleo Foodie Kitchen
Ingredients: ground turkey, bacon, carrots, celery, sweet onions, almond flour, eggs, black pepper.
Another comforting recipe which makes use of leftovers from your fridge. Team this meatloaf with cauliflower mash and caramelized onion gravy for a heavenly meal.
Sweet Potato Bacon Turkey Meatloaf
– Stuff I Make My Husband
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, onion, sweet potato, bacon, chopped, golden raisins or dried cranberries, eggs, salt, ground black pepper, cinnamon, smooth mustard unsweetened apple butter.
A great recipe for a weeknight, this meatloaf is sure to satisfy every taste bud; with the sweet potato, cinnamon and mustard.
Mini Spinach Meatloaves
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: ground turkey, ground beef, onion, garlic, fresh spinach, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, almond or coconut milk, coconut oil.
Mini meatloaves are the ideal snack and since they’re just the size of a cupcake, they make great party food or lunchbox additions. You can adapt this recipe to contain any meat you prefer.
Paleo Spaghetti Burger Pie
– Koko Paleo
Ingredients: ground beef, ground turkey, spaghetti squash, red onion, garlic, basil, oregano, marjoram, egg yolks, salt, pepper.
If you love burgers, but you also love pie and you can’t get enough of spaghetti squash, this is the dish for you! This is a great way to use up leftovers in a very unique, but yummy way!
Paleo Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet
– Kayla Chandler
Ingredients: unrefined coconut oil, ground turkey, garlic cloves, onion, bell pepper, curly kale, sweet potato, sea salt, pepper, fresh parsley, avocado.
Skillet meals can be so quick to make, so if you’re hungry or in a rush, this ground turkey and sweet potato dish is the perfect choice for you. If you’re into meal planning and preparing ahead, this skillet dish will last up to a week in the fridge.
Paleo Ground Turkey Burritos & Burgers
Confetti Burgers on Portobello
– Fit and Fresh
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, red onion, baby carrots, fresh baby spinach, coconut oil, cumin, chili powder, Portobello mushrooms, tomato, lettuce, guacamole.
It’s amazing how good mushrooms are as a substitute for a burger bun. You won’t ever crave brioche again once you’ve tried this recipe.
Bacon Cilantro Lime Burgers
– (Gone Paleo… With) Occasional Faileo
Ingredients: ground turkey, bacon, cilantro, jalapenos, white onion, green pepper, garlic, southwest seasoning, lime juice, egg.
If you love a spicy kick from your food, then these Paleo turkey burgers will be a perfect option for you. Take out the jalapenos if you don’t like the heat and replace the green pepper with red for a sweeter taste.
Paleo Guacamole Burger
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: ground turkey, egg, guacamole.
This is such a satisfying dish, perfect for an after gym pick-me-up. To make this meal quick and easy, prep the patties in advance and store them in the fridge.
– Stupid Easy Paleo
Ingredients: ground turkey breast, roasted red peppers, garlic, Kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, dried oregano, salt, pepper.
This Paleo recipe using ground turkey breast is a Mediterranean twist on a classic burger. With a tang of sun-dried tomatoes and the salt of the olives, this is a definite treat for the taste buds.
– Primal Palate
Ingredients: coconut oil, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground turkey, red onion, pastured eggs, cilantro.
A burrito is a truly filling meal, so having one for breakfast seems like the perfect idea. Stay full for more of your morning by setting yourself up with this recipe.
Other Paleo Ground Turkey Recipes
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: sweet potato or yam, ground turkey, onion, celery, sage, rosemary, thyme, liver, cranberries, apple, parsley, eggs, chicken or turkey stock, coconut oil, salt, pepper.
Stuffing is a key part of any Sunday roast and this ground turkey recipe will not disappoint. This is a great festive addition to the table at Christmas.
Thai Inspired Ground Turkey Stir-Fry
– Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ingredients: lime juice, fish sauce, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, agave nectar or stevia, onion, red bell pepper, avocado oil, garlic, basil leaves, ground turkey.
Stir fries are one of my favorite go-to meals for speedy Paleo meals. It is so quick to make, you’ll be enjoying your food in no time at all. So give this one a try when you have ground turkey handy.
Paleo Casserole Turkey, Peppers and Zucchini
– Food Faith Fitness
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, tomato paste, zucchini, garlic, cumin powder, cardamom powder, oregano flakes, chili powder, fresh tarragon, tomato, orange bell pepper, coconut oil, almond meal, coconut flour, almond milk, salt, pepper.
It might not be the prettiest meal you ever laid eyes on, but it sure is satisfying when you’re eating it. Casseroles are a great way to use up leftovers too!
Spicy Thai Basil Ground Turkey
– Slender Kitchen
Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, fresh ginger, low sodium soy sauce, garlic chili paste, Thai basil, lime juice.
If you love a bit of spice, then this Thai number is perfect for you. You’ll feel like you ordered in when you tuck into this healthy treat.
Turkey Persimmon Korma
– The Primal Desire
Ingredients: ground turkey, persimmons, onion diced, Thai chilies avocado oil, garam masala, grated turmeric, fresh ginger, Vietnamese coriander, roasted cumin, pink peppercorns, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground coriander, crushed tomato, water, coconut cream, raisins.
When you think korma, you may imagine lashings of cream and a whole lot of unhealthy, but this healthy korma recipe will have you straight in the kitchen making dinner.
Butternut Squash and Apple Hash with Sausage
– The Real Food Dietitians
Ingredients: coconut oil, onion, butternut squash, apple, ground turkey, dried sage, dried thyme, garlic powder, sea salt, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, kale, chard, spinach.
This versatile recipe is suited to breakfast time as well as lunch and dinner. Make in large batches and take some to work the next day too.
Asian Lettuce Wraps (Gluten-Free)
– Wellness Through Food
Ingredients: lettuce leaves, ground turkey, shitake mushrooms, garlic, garlic powder, ginger powder, sesame oil, toasted pine nuts, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, ground mustard, liquid stevia, salt, hot sauce.
Large lettuce leaves make perfect homes for tasty ground meat wraps, these turkey and shitake mushroom wraps will be a recipe you will want to make again!