Ground turkey is a versatile protein that can work in a variety of dishes. Leaner than its ground beef cousin, ground turkey is great for putting together Whole30-friendly meals that will power you through the day.
Here’s our list of our favorite Whole30-compliant ground turkey dishes. Enjoy!
1) Spicy Ground Turkey and Green Bean Stir Fry
This Spicy Ground Turkey Stir Fry recipe from Slender Kitchen uses ground turkey and green beans for a healthy, nutritious meal. Sprinkle a few sesame seeds over it for an added crunch!
2) Paleo Chili
This Well Plated’s Whole30 version of chili with pumpkin puree, cauliflower, and sweet potato is perfect as a hearty dinner for the fam.
3) Turkey Apple Sausage Patties
The Real Food Dietician mixes ground turkey, minced apples, and a handful of flavorful spices to form these wonderful Whole30-friendly party appetizers for your guests. You could probably do this recipe with ground pork too, if you prefer.
4) Spicy Thai Basil Ground Turkey
This Ground Turkey recipe from Slender Kitchen is a gluten-free flavor-packed stir fry with diced onions, ginger, lime juice, and fresh Thai basil.
5) Turkey Sausage Meatballs in Sage Cream Sauce
Simmered in gravy of coconut cream, fresh thyme, sage, rosemary and sun dried tomatoes, this Turkey Sausage recipe from Paleo Gluten Free is simply irresistible. Who doesn’t love some solid turkey meatballs?
6) Turkey Hash
Our Salty Kitchen’s recipe of Turkey Hash is a simple yet delicious sautée of turkey mixture with yellow squash, bell peppers, zucchini and a handful of fresh, aromatic herbs.
7) Whole30 Turkey and Cauliflower Cottage Pie
Loaded with peas, carrots, cauliflower, potatoes, and lots of ground turkey, Grits And Chopsticks’ Whole30 Turkey and Cauliflower Cottage Pie is a full-flavored dish that your family will love.
8) Turkey Meatballs With Apples And Savory Herbs
Paleo Running Momma incorporates a handful of fresh herbs and grated apples to prepare these sweet and savory turkey meatballs, perfect for lunch or dinner.
9) Stuffed Delicata Squash
Squash boats stuffed with a filling of ground turkey, juicy diced tomatoes, and spinach is a meat-and-veggie delight from Kim’s Cravings.
10) Casserole with Turkey, Peppers, Zucchini and Tomato
Loaded with zucchini, tomatoes, and bell peppers, this Ground Turkey Casserole recipe from Food Faith Fitness will be the ultimate comfort food for your Whole30-eating spirit.
11) Ground Turkey Brussels Sprout Skillet
This nutritious one-skillet meal with turkey, juicy brussels sprouts, onion, and coconut oil from My Heart Beets is a super simple and quick compliant meal. You likely could substitute ground chicken too, if you needed a break from the turkey!
12) Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
This creamy, super-comforting Shepherd’s Pie from Evolving Table is cooked with cauliflower florets and almond milk for a Whole-30-compatible version.
13) Clean Eating Ground Turkey Asparagus Skillet
This Ground Turkey Asparagus Skillet recipe from The Gracious Pantry requires just a quick 30-minute preparation, which can also be prepped-ahead for a hassle-free meal.
14) Paleo Pesto Turkey Meatloaf
This delectable Paleo Pesto Turkey Meatloaf from Fit Mitten Kitchen is a Whole30-compliant version with almond meal, egg and Whole30-compatible pesto.
15) Turkey and Egg Breakfast Casserole
Make your mornings more power-packed with this turkey, spinach, egg, and sweet potato Breakfast Casserole from Aimee Mars.
16. Primavera Turkey Burger
These delicious turkey burgers from Primavera Kitchen are bun-less and Whole30-friendly (hurrah)! All you need are the basics like turkey, olive oil, eggs, and some seasoning. Don’t skip on the garlic powder, grilled zucchini, or the avocado sauce, as that’s what will really make it drool-worthy!
If you’re a fan, make sure to check out our full collection of Whole30 turkey burger recipes for more burger-powered eats.
That completes our collection of Whole30 ground turkey recipes. Any compliant recipes we missed? Share your top turkey dishes in the comments!