These 26 crockpot ground turkey recipes are perfect when you are looking for an easy and healthy dinner.
Ground turkey is such a wonderful ingredient to use in your cooking for so many reasons. The number one reason people opt for ground turkey over chicken or beef, is that it’s low in saturated fat and rich in protein.
However, there are still a myriad of additional reasons why it’s such a good choice of meat. It’s a great source of B vitamins, minerals and will support your body’s overall health. It’s also usually cheaper than the beef counterpart.
Crockpot recipes are so convenient when looking for ways to use ground turkey, because of the ‘set it and forget it’ nature of them. You can do the prep anytime, then toss it all in the crockpot to cook slowly all day and be ready for dinner.
Don’t know where to begin? Here are 26 crockpot ground turkey recipes for you to choose from.
1. Turkey Stew
This wintery stew is heartwarming as well as brimming with nutrients thanks to all the veggies packed into this recipe. Somewhat similar to a chili recipe, but it’s the Worcestershire sauce that gives it the tangy kick. The recipe makes about 10 servings and freezes really well.
A Family Feast gives us the first of the turkey chili recipes on the list. Making chili with ground turkey is probably the most popular recipe for this meat, and with good reason. It’s such a cozy and satisfying meal, and by using ground turkey you’re instantly making it a much healthier option than when ground beef is used.
3. Baked Ziti
If you’ve never cooked pasta in the crockpot, now is the time. Kristine’s Kitchen divulges how the pasta cooks by soaking up all of the delicious flavors you throw into the pot, rather than just a pot of boiling water. Topped with melted cheese, it’s a yummy and satisfying meal.
The Lazy Slow Cooker lets us in on their secret, that you can prepare taco filling in advance and slow cook it all day long. Tacos always seem to require so much effort, preparing little dishes with all the toppings. This way, the main filling is already prepared and you just need to serve it out.
That’s right, you can cook lasagna in a crockpot! This dish is mostly time consuming for the prep, which is off putting at dinner time. Christmas On A Dime knows what real life is like, and since it’s a crockpot recipe you can prepare it in advance and it’s all good to go in the morning when you pop it in the slow cooker.
Does any other meal scream Together As A Family like sloppy Joes? Making them in the crock pot is so convenient because you can just literally scoop it out into the bread rolls and it’s done. The meat is also beautifully tender as a result of the slow cooking.
A much different flavor combo from most ground turkey recipes, this Thai-inspired recipe from Joy Food Sunshine is the perfect way to mix up dinner time. Think soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and edamame, all topped with crushed nuts for that authentic flavor.
This creamy, mustardy recipe from Kroll’s Korner will give you a taste of home on a cold night. It’s a truly warming dish, served over a bowl of noodles. The recipe gives plenty of substitute options too, like subbing out yogurt for sour cream, making it easier to make on a whim.
If you thought you could only enjoy enchiladas after slaving away over a stove all afternoon, think again. Retro Recipe Box details how to enjoy the tasty flavor of enchiladas without the hassle of actually making them (or the expense of ordering in!). If you’re wondering what on earth we mean, it’s kind of like a Mexican lasagna in a crockpot.
This recipe requires you to fully cook your meat but everything else can be just tossed into the pot. The Diary of a Real Housewife knows how challenging it can be to make a fulfilling meal each night, and with the help of this tasty recipe, it’s easier than you’d think! It has all the protein from the turkey, and then plenty of veggies to form a well-rounded and incredibly tasty meal.
This dinner fit for a cowboy can be made with ground beef or turkey, the turkey option being healthier of course. It’s a pretty simple recipe, using canned beans and corn, making it easy to imagine making it out on a camp fire on the plains. Tone And Tighten recommend topping their creation with a scoop of sour cream and a sprinkling of cheddar.
The Healthy Consultant shares this awesome chili recipe, using sweet potatoes as well as turkey giving it a thick and creamy texture. Once you add sweet potato to chili, you’ll never look back! An added bonus is that this recipe is Whole30-friendly, as well as gluten-free and paleo.
Not many people realize you can make stuffed peppers in a crockpot. Simple Joy instructs how to saute the filling and prep the peppers before placing them into the slow cooker to bake. They can be a bit fiddly to make, which can be hard if you’re rushed a dinner time. This takes the rush out as they can be prepped ahead of time and then popped in the crockpot the morning you want to eat them.
Meatloaf is another surprising crockpot recipe, usually it’s the saucy meals that work well. Make The Best Of Everything definitely shows you how to make the best of your crockpot with this recipe. If you think about it, one of the worst experiences you can have with meatloaf is if it is dry, and by slow cooking it you eliminate that possibility! The prep time is very low, at only 15 minutes.
Fake Ginger has you cooking the turkey in a pan with the garlic and onion, before adding it to the crockpot with the sauce. It then beautifully melds together to create a delicious meat sauce. After six hours of cooking, the tortellini is added with the cheese for the final 30 minutes to get a delightfully melted cheese finish.
Turkey chili must be one of the most popular meals to make in the crockpot, but not all the recipes are kid-approved. This recipe from Skinny Taste keeps families and children in mind, so ramps down the spice but turns up the flavor. They recommend serving it with tortilla chips to entice them to try it.
Savoring Italy offers a spaghetti dish with classic Italian flavors. Onions, tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic, and onion, with the suggested topping of parmesan cheese. You can’t go wrong! It can be used in lots of ways - on spaghetti, inside spaghetti squash, on a baked potato etc…
That Girl Cooks Healthy brings us different flavors to many of the other turkey recipes. Inspired by the delicious flavors and aromas of the Caribbean, it includes ingredients like parsley, paprika, lime, and plenty of colorful peppers and sweet potato. The peppers are actually pureed and added to the sauce, an interesting method, and perhaps a new trick to try in other recipes!
The Lazy Slow Cooker sees you when you say burgers are delicious but you can’t be bothered to make all of the sides to go with them… The solution? Serve the burgers up in a soup! It has chickpeas added to it to make it even more nutritious and high in protein.
There are so many variations of chili, you could basically eat a different version every night and not get bored. This recipe from Cupcakes and Kale Chips adds pineapple to bring a nice sweetness to the meal. The tropical fruit actually pairs really well with chili, so is a great addition. A good tip is that it’s also delicious in salsa too!
This soup recipe from Brae’s Bites definitely won’t leave you hungry or filling up on bread. It’s overflowing with substance - the protein from the ground turkey and then the huge tortellini swimming around will keep you full all evening.
Well Plated shares this delicious recipe for meatballs, slow cooked to the perfect texture. The sauce is tomatoey and delicious, and topped with shredded fresh basil because why would you serve meatballs marinara without that? And lashing of cheese piled on top as well.
Lettuce wraps were originally inspired from Asian cuisine, but have become an everyday food in the Western world now too because they are so much healthier than using flour wraps. Sweet Peas and Saffron show us how to cook the ground turkey in the crockpot with yummy spices to achieve the best lettuce wraps you can make at home.
24. Hamburger Helper
Skinny Comfort comes to the rescue when you’re craving that old childhood favorite. Let’s face it, it’s not going to taste as good as you remember it from the box anyway, so making it from scratch won’t ruin the memories. It’s a lot healthier too! This recipe details cooking it in the Instant Pot, but basically you need to cook it in the crockpot for about six hours.
The Rustic Foodie provides us with a different meatball recipe, this time with a smokey barbeque sauce. They can actually be used as a full dinner, or served as an appetizer, just give each meatball and toothpick and you’re good to go! Otherwise, they are delicious served with pasta, rice, or bread.
One last soup recipe, this one from Art And The Kitchen takes inspiration from the flavors of Italy. With a tomato base, like most Italian soups, it uses ingredients like basil and oregano to create the flavor we’d anticipate from an Italian recipe. It also includes a healthy dose of vegetables, and a shake of chili flakes for a little kick.
26 Delicious Crockpot Ground Turkey Recipes
- Turkey Stew
- White Chilli With Ground Turkey
- Baked Ziti
- Ground Turkey Tacos
- Ground Turkey Lasagna
- Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
- Thai Slow Cooker Ground Turkey
- Ground Turkey Stroganoff
- Enchilada Casserole
- Ground Turkey Taco Soup
- Turkey Cowboy Supper
- Sweet Potato Ground Turkey Chili
- Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
- Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf
- Cheesy Tortellini
- Kid-friendly Crock Pot Turkey Chili
- Ground Turkey Bolognese Sauce
- Caribbean Ground Turkey
- Turkey Burger Soup
- Pineapple Black Bean Turkey Chili
- Crockpot Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Crockpot Turkey Meatballs
- Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps
- Hamburger Helper
- BBQ Turkey Meatballs
- Italian Ground Turkey Soup
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