25 Delicious Dinners You Can Make With Ground Beef Or Turkey

Or any ground meat you have handy in the fridge.

1. Three-Cheese Stovetop Lasagna

From start to finish, this one-skillet dish only takes about a half hour to make. Get the recipe.

ID: 3540132

2. Healthy Asian Lettuce Wraps

This version uses lean beef, but with both this recipe and others on this list, feel free to sub in pork, chicken, lamb — or whatever ground meat you have on hand. Get the recipe.

ID: 3539991

3. Ground Turkey and Taco Salad with Corn and Black Beans

Topped with fresh avocado. Get the recipe.

ID: 3543511

4. One-Pot Quick Chili Pasta

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ID: 3540063

5. Baked Turkey Meatballs

For extra protein, serve these over your favorite pasta base — this one is fusilli with zucchini, peppers, and tomatoes. Get the recipe.

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6. Slow Cooker Bean and Beef Hot Pot

Just brown the beef on the stovetop for a few minutes, then toss everything into that glorious slow cooker. Get the recipe.

ID: 3540153

7. Hamburger Soup


Loaded with tomatoes, colorful peppers, carrots, and potatoes. Get the recipe.

ID: 3543335

8. Gluten-Free Zucchini Noodles with Meat, Mushroom, and Tomato Sauce

The trick to quickly and easily making vegetable noodles? Using a spiral slicer. Get the recipe.

ID: 3543365

9. Cheeseburgers with Sauteed Mushrooms, Arugula, and Dijon

My motto in life: Sharp cheddar makes everything better. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546629

10. Mabodon


AKA ground meat and tofu in hot and spicy sauce. Fair warning that you’ll need several ingredients for this one, but once those are in place, the actual cooking process is very quick. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546269

11. Cauliflower Curry and Rice

An easy DIY spice mix — of curry powder, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, chili flake, and a bit of cinnamon — brings everything together. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546461

12. Mexican Tortilla Pie


Never turn down an opportunity to have pie for dinner. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546345

13. Buffalo Cheeseburger Macaroni

Another one-pot dinner that you can make in 30 minutes or less. Get the recipe.

ID: 3540022

14. Turkey Burger with Spinach and Goat Cheese

It’s true that turkey burgers can sometimes be dry and flavorless. It’s also true that this one is neither of those things, thanks to goat cheese mixed directly into the patty, plus zesty dijon sauce. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546673

15. Crock Pot Picadillo

This slow-cooked recipe makes a big batch — so feel free to serve some over rice, then use the leftovers as taco filling. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546468

16. Chinese Green Beans with Spiced Turkey over Rice

Tastier (and healthier!) than takeout. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547323

17. The Bon Appétit Burger Deluxe

A five-ingredient classic. Get the recipe.

ID: 3546640

18. Broccoli Rabe Turkey Wraps

Greens on greens. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547884

19. Loaded Shepherd’s Pie

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ID: 3547421

20. Fusilli with Grilled Turkey, Garlic, Spinach, and Herbs

This recipe actually uses sliced turkey breasts, but you can sub in ground turkey meatballs too. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547394

21. Beef Kofta

Don’t forget to serve with easy homemade tzatziki — and preferably, lots of it. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547583

22. Lighter Turkey Breakfast Sandwich with Spinach and Egg

Breakfast for dinner: This recipe swaps store-bought sausage for a quick DIY version of lean turkey, spices, and a touch of applesauce for sweetness and moisture. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547291

23. Chipotle Beef and Black Bean Burrito with Fresh Salsa

For the salsa, you could spend time perfectly slicing and dicing everything just so — or you can quickly toss everything into a food processor. It’ll be just as delicious, I swear. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547482

24. Italian-Style Meatloaf

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ID: 3547611

25. Meatball Stroganoff

Perfectly timed prep: The meatballs bake in roughly the same amount of time that it takes for the noodles to cook and the sauce to thicken. Get the recipe.

ID: 3547803

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