Update your recipe collection with these 21 mind-blowing ground turkey pasta recipes! Everything from one pan dishes to lasagnas, soups, meatballs, and more!
Did you read my sweet and sour meatballs post? I talked about the importance of always having food in your fridge minimizing that way the temptation to grab fast food when your stomach is growling and as a result – ruin your diet. In other words, meal prep is the king! Right now I am trying to think of a bunch of different recipes to use alternately in order to avoid the routine.
The first rule – a dish has to have some meat in it. Yup, I’m a carnivore. Lately, my go-to meats are chicken, beef, and turkey. The lean ones. Turkey is the one that makes my fridge the most nowadays, though. Usually, I buy turkey breast and grind it myself (ground meat is my favorite one). Why so much work? The difference between the homemade and the store-bought ground meat is OBVIOUS. It’s worth all the sweating and cursing. However, I am on vacation right now so a store-bought ground turkey will do.
My favorite ways of using ground turkey are meatballs, cabbage rolls, and, lately, pasta. Since trying this pasta packed casserole I haven’t looked back. It was SO GOOD + it served as a kickstart to my experiments with turkey and pasta. Unfortunately, I haven’t come up with anything blog-worthy so far and I don’t have enough time for more experiments while on vacation. Do you know what it means?
It’s time to ask my fellow food bloggers for help!
Two heads are better than one, as they say. Well, then twenty heads are even better, right? I’ve collected whopping 21 ground turkey pasta recipes and I even tried some of them already. Great stuff here, guys. Check them out!
1. Ground Turkey Casserole with Pasta & Mushrooms
This Ground Turkey Casserole has everything you can possibly want. Featuring pasta, mushrooms, bacon, and other goodness, it’s comforting, filling, and super delicious!
Recipe by: Yummy Addiction
2. Turkey Skillet Mac And Cheese
This one-pot turkey skillet mac and cheese is like a grownup version of hamburger helper and a much healthier option than that boxed stuff. Filled with spinach, peppers, real cheddar cheese, on the table in just 30 minutes and easily made gluten-free too!
Recipe by: Running to the Kitchen
3. Turkey Meatballs with Chunky Tomato Basil Sauce & Whole Grain Linguine
Turkey meatballs + whole grain pasta is the perfect thing to make when you want a dinner that’s healthy, but also cozy and comforting.
Recipe by: The Original Dish
4. Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup
You can never have enough 30 minute recipes! This healthy Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup recipe makes weeknight cooking easy.
Recipe by: Cookin Canuck
5. Easy Weeknight Pasta Bolognese
Pasta bolognese – about as easy and simple as it gets – tricked out with cornichons. What? Yes, little pickles. No time to explain, just read the recipe!
Recipe by: Nerds with Knives
6. One-Pot Turkey Chili Mac Recipe
Love mac and cheese? This one-pot turkey chili mac recipe can totally satisfy you with a healthy spin. It’s a colorful and exciting meal that’s designed for busy weeknights.
Recipe by: Delish Plan
7. Italian Wedding Soup With Turkey Meatballs
A comforting and satisfying Italian wedding soup recipe! A flavorful marriage of healthy ingredients like tender turkey meatballs, spinach, carrots, and tortellini.
Recipe by: Jessica Gavin
8. 25-Minute Healthy Mexican Pasta Bake
It only takes 25 minutes to bring this scrumptious Healthy Mexican Pasta Bake to the table. It’s easy, tasty, and even kind of healthy. Perfect weeknight meal without the fuss.
Recipe by: Chew Out Loud
9. Tender Turkey Meatballs
These healthy and tender turkey meatballs are full of flavor and packed with veggies. Each serving of turkey meatballs has almost one serving of veggies!
Recipe by: Champagne and Paper Planes
10. Turkey and Vegetable Ditalini Soup
A delicious soup to warm you up and keep you going on the chilliest day!
Recipe by: Lovely Little Kitchen
11. Turkey Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups
The ultimate comfort food right here. Easy to make and the result will blow your mind!
Recipe by: Life is but a dish
12. Ground Turkey Pasta in Romesco Sauce
This easy ground turkey pasta recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and tossed in a spanish roasted red pepper sauce (romesco sauce)!
Recipe by: Sweet Peas and Saffron
13. Low Fat Taco Spaghetti Casserole
Low Fat Taco Spaghetti Casserole made with lean ground turkey & spaghetti combined with a low fat cheesy Mexican sauce makes the perfect weeknight meal.
Recipe by: Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen
14. Turkey and Spinach Veggie Lasagna
Lightened-up, skinny lasagna with ground turkey and plenty of vegetables – carrots, onion, zucchini and spinach!
Recipe by: Damn Delicious
15. 15-Minute Lasagna Soup
This Lasagna Soup is a perfect alternative to traditional oven-cooked Lasagna. Best part? It’s ready in only 15 minutes!
Recipe by: Cook The Story
16. Skillet Baked Gluten Free Pasta with Ground Turkey and Tomatoes
Light, yet hearty and cheesy pasta dish with ground turkey and tomatoes. A one-pot, easy meal that’s perfect for any night of the week.
Recipe by: Diethood
17. Easy Skinny Skillet Lasagna
Easy Skinny Skillet Lasagna is healthy and takes just 30 minutes in only one pot or one pan – no boiling and even the pasta gets cooked together!
Recipe by: Life Made Sweeter
18. Turkey Meatballs, Kale And Orzo Soup
A healthy and easy Turkey Meatballs, Kale and Orzo Soup recipe made in under 30 minutes!
Recipe by: Kitchen Konfidence
19. Turkey and Veggie Stuffed Shells
Italian food can be delicious, but it’s not always healthy. But these turkey and veggie stuffed shells are delicious and healthier than traditional stuffed shells!
Recipe by: Dash of Herbs
20. One Pan Turkey Pasta Recipe with Zucchini and Lemon
An easy one pan turkey pasta recipe that is packed full of healthy vegetables. Zucchini and peas are cooked up with the pasta with a touch of lemon zest, parmesan cheese and sliced almonds. A delicious week-night dinner!
Recipe by: Sweet Peas and Saffron
21. Spaghetti Turkey Bolognese
Swap out your red meat pasta sauce for this lighter and flavorful Turkey Bolognese!
Recipe by: Penney Lane