Make healthy living more enjoyable with these keto ground turkey recipes. This collection has you covered from breakfast to dinner.
There’s a reason the keto diet has sky-rocketed in popularity over the past few years. It’s highly effective and easy to adhere to.
Carbs and sugar are big no-nos, but healthy fat and protein are more than encouraged in this lifestyle. This means you’re free to eat hearty burgers and cheesy casseroles!
In this article, I’ll show you 25 recipes that’ll transform the simple protein into mouthwatering (yet healthy) delights.
If you believe that good chili calls for beans, this recipe will change your mind.
Complete with ground turkey, tomatoes, vegetables, and an array of spices, this chili is meaty, chunky, and so delicious you’ll want to lick the bowl.
Make it even more irresistible with a good sprinkling of cheese. Yep, that’s another awesome feature of the keto diet: you’re allowed to eat cheese!
As a massive fan of Asian cuisine, I can never say no to crunchy egg rolls. If you feel the same way, but can’t eat too much of those crispy wrappers, this egg roll in a bowl is the next best thing.
It’s a colorful stir-fry of ground turkey and vegetables served on a bed of cauliflower rice. For the element of crunch, you’ll garnish the bowl with just a few bits of baked egg roll wrappers.
It’s meatloaf made healthy, but without sacrificing flavor.
I know that compared to pork and beef, turkey is more prone to drying out. This recipe is here to come to the rescue.
The key is to use ground turkey with the perfect fat to lean ratio. That’s it!
Pair this keto meatloaf with mashed cauliflower potatoes and lunch or dinner is served.
Love pizza but can’t have bread? Gluten-free pizza crust is the solution. Without this incredible culinary invention, keto-friendly pizzas wouldn’t have come into existence.
And boy, these pizzas definitely make the keto lifestyle so much easier to stick to.
Just imagine yourself enjoying slice upon slice of pizza topped with ground turkey, cheese, and colorful veggies, and not having to worry about carbs, and you’ll get my point.
You can’t have bread, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite wraps and sandwiches. All you’ll need is a little bit of creative thinking.
I love the use of lettuce in place of bread in these wraps. Besides being significantly more wholesome, lettuce also adds a nice element of crunch to the dish.
If you’ve been here before, you’ll know that I’m not on a keto diet. But oh my goodness, I am obsessed with these heavenly turkey meatballs!
I got so addicted that at one point, I had it for lunch AND dinner for 3 days straight.
There’s nothing complex about it, really. It’s just your pure, unadulterated baked turkey meatball.
But what makes it so mouthwatering is how it’s seasoned so perfectly. It’s simple, yet spectacular.
Only the keto lifestyle helps you lose weight and allows you to eat burgers at the same time. It’s every meat lover’s dream diet!
With these turkey burgers, you’ll still enjoy a moist and juicy meat patty and all the other usual burger condiments and toppings.
The only thing you’ll have to give up are the buns, and it’s not even as difficult as you might think.
Ground turkey, spinach, and zucchini team up to create a drool-worthy skillet.
Seeing these components together instantly makes me hungry!
The combo of meat and veggies is flavored with coconut aminos, which, if you’re not familiar with, is amazing.
It tastes a bit like soy sauce, but it’s made from the sap of the coconut plant, which makes it a healthier option.
The colors in this dish are just so enticing, don’t you think?
This stir-fry isn’t just bursting with color, but flavor, as well. The secret is that it’s seasoned perfectly with umami-rich Asian condiments such as fish sauce, Sriracha, and soy sauce.
Asian stir-fries are commonly served with rice, but so that you’ll still adhere to your diet, use mashed cauliflower, instead.
I love egg rolls so much I decided to feature another egg roll in a bowl recipe. Because why not?
I’m usually not a fan of deconstructed dishes, but this one’s an exception.
In this version, you’ll get a mind-blowing combination of ground turkey, sweet onions, shredded cabbage, and lettuce bathed in a sensational Asian dressing of soy sauce and vinegar.
With the wonderful crunch from the vegetables, you’ll completely forget about the absence of the egg roll wrappers.
I won’t lie. I once couldn’t understand the hype surrounding zucchini boats and zucchini noodles.
But thanks to this recipe, along with many other vegetarian dishes I’ve had, I’ve completely changed my mind.
If you close your eyes, you might just think these zucchini boats are bite-sized pizza slices with scrumptious turkey and oozy cheese on top. They’re phenomenal!
If you’re serious about your keto diet and are a pasta lover, I highly suggest you get a spiralizer.
With this gadget, you can easily turn zucchini, cucumber, and carrots into a fantastic pasta substitute!
Sure, this casserole may not be as filling as a bowl of spaghetti, but the flavors are definitely spot on.
Start your day on a high note with these keto breakfast scramble!
It has a bed of cauliflower rice hash brown at the bottom, sauteed veggies in the middle, and turkey meatballs and fried eggs on top.
It’s a glorious smorgasbord of everything we all love to eat in the morning. The fact that it’s healthy and keto-friendly is just a bonus.
To me, coconut and curry are a match made in heaven. Nothing complements each other better than these two.
With just these components alone (along with seasonings, of course), you’ll get a creamy and wonderfully spiced sauce that’s sensational even on its own.
Toss some turkey meatballs in and it gets even better. I’m in awe at how this dish is insanely delectable yet healthy at the same time!
They’re a mash-up of muffins and meatloaf, and they’re simply delightful.
I’ll bet you didn’t think you can have muffins and stay true to a keto diet! It turns out, all you’ll need is to swap almond flour for regular flour, and voila.
Despite the switcheroo, these muffins are surprisingly moist and full of flavor.
They’re not only keto-friendly, but are Paleo, grain-free, dairy-free, and Whole30-compliant, as well.
Meatballs in marinara are a tried-and-true classic. But if you’re looking to switch things up, how about you bathe those balls in a creamy parmesan sauce?
Don’t worry, this change-up won’t make your dish less healthy. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of cheese!
Teriyaki is one of the best sauces on the planet. I love this sweet and savory glaze so much I try to incorporate it into every dish imaginable.
In this recipe, ground turkey is given a Japanese transformation by cooking it in teriyaki. The result is nothing short of amazing.
If you’ve never had cabbage rice before, take this as the sign to do it.
Over the past years, we’ve seen the rise of vegetarian carb substitutes like cauliflower rice and zucchini noodles. Now, the spotlight is on cabbage rice.
The idea is to saute finely chopped cabbage until it loses all its moisture and turns into a dried, caramelized thing of beauty.
Serve this rice alternative in a bowl and top it with a turkey mushroom skillet, and enjoy.
Even if you’re not on a keto diet, I still highly urge you to try this dish.
To be completely honest, this squash boat doesn’t taste like lasagna at all, but it’s wildly delicious!
It has a layer of shredded squash at the bottom, ground turkey in marinara in the middle, and mozzarella and ricotta on top.
And the best part? The whole thing is baked and served in a hollowed-out squash half. How exciting is that?
This turkey chili is healthy, keto-friendly, and comes together in just 35 minutes. Now, that’s what I call the ultimate parent-friendly recipe!
We all know how most chilis call for hours to cook. And sure, those are probably tastier, but this one isn’t so bad, either. It’s ideal especially when you’re too busy, but craving a good bowl of chili.
These turkey patties are seasoned with jalapenos, paprika, cumin, and cilantro. Expect nothing but gloriousness from these burgers!
They’re perfect for you if you love juicy burgers with a kick.
Top these bad boys with guacamole, pico de gallo, and a poached egg for a more satisfying meal.
Stuffed peppers have a special place in my heart – this one included. It may not be as wonderfully fatty as my mom makes it, but it’s still pretty bomb.
Filled with ground turkey, cauliflower rice, marinara, and melty cheese, these stuffed treats are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.
These are delectable keto bowls with an Asian twist.
Trust only this amazing cuisine to bring out the flavors of vegetables! The combination of soy sauce, ginger, and sesame oil makes even the most boring veggies incredibly appetizing.
While the meatballs are the main attraction, I’m sure you’ll also fall in love with this dish’s green curry sauce.
Made with a mix of curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar, this sauce is a wonderful balance of sweet, salty, creamy, and spicy.
It’s so good, you won’t even need to season your cauliflower rice. Just pour it all over the rice and meatballs and you’re all set.
Looking for a restaurant-quality keto dish? These stuffed mushrooms are the answer.
Hollowed-out portobellos are stuffed with a mix of ground turkey, Italian spices, and almond flour. They’re baked to perfection and garnished with refreshing marinara on top.
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