Weekly Menu Plan

Here is my plan for this week. However I’m so stuck on what else to do with ground turkey.  So, any recipe suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  • Homemade Chicken Soup from the freezer with Orzo pasta.
  • 30 Minute Chili
  • Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli
  • Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas
  • Chicken Cesar Salad with leftovers from the Roasted Chicken
  • Something with Ground Turkey??  Help!!
  • Eat Out!

What are you cooking this week? Any great recipes to share?

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  • Dawn

    Turkey tacos

  • Take the ground turkey and make a tater tot casserole with some canned or frozen veggies, cream of chicken soup and cheese.

  • Kathy

    love the clip art!

    • Patti

      me tooooo!

  • Dee

    Tomato pasta, creamy pasta, stuffed peppers, turkey burgers.

  • Jami Lynn

    Turkey Shepard’s Pie
    ground turkey and gravy
    green beans
    top it off with sweet potatoes

    • Kari

      that sounds delicous! i am going to have to try that!! do you use just sliced sweet potatoes or mashed? I wish i had some ground turkey!

  • Kelly

    I use ground turkey all the time as a substitute for ground beef as a healthier alternative. I have found using it in spaghetti works great, along with the taco idea (Dawn already mentioned). If you have a hard time getting around the texture or taste then do 1/2 & 1/2, turkey & beef. It works great!

  • Stephanie
  • Angie

    Turkey Burgers are sooo yummy!!!
    Fresh spinach (chopped up) Feta cheese, an egg and some bbq sauce.
    Quick and easy and you don’t need any extra toppings!

    • Cindy

      oh and I have feta cheese in the frig that I want to use 🙂

    • Danielle

      Oh, I made something similar a couple of weeks ago. There’s a great recipe on Allrecipes for them. 🙂 Would be great with red onion and tzaziki sauce.

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  • Sarah DJ

    Our family’s favorite turkey casserole:

    Mix 1 can of tomato sauce with 1 lb of cooked ground turkey and some cooked broccoli (chopped fine). Add 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of sage, and some salt. Spread in small baking pan (9×9, or circular corningware). Mix together approx. 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (I just combine until it’s spreadable consistency). Spread on top of turkey mixture. Press together the seams of a tube of crescent rolls to make a layer of dough and lay on top of casserole, pressing against sides of pan. Bake 25-30 mins at 350*.

    The sour cream and crescent roll dough makes this dish SO yummy!

  • Kari

    i make a mexican shepards pie – layer cooked ground meat with taco seasoning, can of corn, salsa, refried beans and cheese and bake. it is pretty good. or meatballs or meatloaf

  • Julie

    I’ve been thinking of making stuffed peppers with ground turkey. Or maybe Sheperd’s Pie–we always seem to have a load of potatoes lying around!

  • Aileen

    I love using ground turkey for chili in the crockpot. I serve it with cornbread on the bottom of the bowl and cheddar cheese on top.

  • Form the meat into small hamburgers (season like you would a meatloaf) fry them in a pan like hamburgers, add brown gravy and have over egg noodles

  • Amy

    turkey tacos

  • Melinda

    Here is a great, quick, easy and healthy recipe for ground chicken or turkey. So delicious! http://www.familyoven.com/offsite?r_id=151304&u=http://www.recipezaar.com/94424

  • momxfour

    You could use it in hamburger helper :-)!!!

  • Jen

    This is my favorite – I serve with pasta and alfredo sauce, but they are good on their own too.

    Turkey Meatballs
    Epicurious | January 2010
    by Roberta Lee, M.D.
    The SuperStress Solution

    Yield: Serves 6

    1 lb ground turkey
    1 egg
    1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    1 tsp chopped onions
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    1 tbsp tomato paste or 2 tbsp ketchup

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form meatballs from 1 tbsp of mixture mold into the shape of a ball. Bake 15 to 20 minutes on a lightly oiled 10 x 15 x 1 inch pan, or until the meatballs are no longer pink in the center.
    This recipe yields more meatballs than just two, but it’s so good you might want to share it with friends or save half of the meatballs in the freezer for another meal.
    Source Information
    From The SuperStress Solution by Roberta Lee, M.D. Copyright © 2010 by Roberta Lee, M.D. Published by Random House. All rights reserved.
    For more information, please visit Dr. Lee’s website at The SuperStress Solution.com

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  • joshsmom

    I use Turkey meat for everything now….. Taco’s are awesome, Hamburger Helper, meatloaf, lasagna… anything you would normally put hamburger meat in, sub in turkey meat 🙂

  • For yummy turkey burgers try add-ins like dip mixes. We like ranch or some the tastefully simple dip mixes, then top with different mayos (chipotle, etc), avacado and tomato.
    Try a turkey meatloaf stuffed w/lite mozz cheese and topped w/spaghetti sauce. My hubby loves this

  • rosalind mcpartlin

    i make a tasty soup called taco soup
    found recipe on this fantastic site- was so good i bought her book.

    i do not put the full amount of beans in – i usually use 1 tin corn and 2 or 3 other types of beans. cook it long and slow and the flavors really deepen and its great to freeze.

    I do see you have soup another night but this is so thick and filling with a bowl of tortilla chips.

  • Danielle

    I make “Worms & Eyeballs” every year for Halloween…sort of became tradition a few years ago and the kids LOVE it! 🙂 Recipe calls for ground chicken but I use ground turkey. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/worms-and-eyeballs-recipe/index.html I tweak it a little and toss in whatever veggies (Asian blend, or pea pods, or sprouts, scallions, or broccoli…whatever) I have on-hand. Also, whatever long, skinny pasta you can find works, doesn’t have to be bucatini. It’s “YUM-O!” 😉 Easy, quick, and delish!

    • Cindy

      OMG that is too cute. Love it.

  • Loretta

    25 ideas for ground turkey


  • Michele

    This is a fabulous turkey meatloaf recipe that I saw on The Barefoot Contessa’s show – you may want to halve the recipe (calls for 5 lbs of ground turkey!). This recipe is one that my 22-year-old twin sons actually request, and they are generally beef-lovers! I make this all the time, and it makes delicious day-after sandwiches. Also, it freezes well – so you may want to make all 5 pounds anyway.

    Definitely DO put the pan of hot water on the bottom of the oven as directed – keeps the meat loaf very moist.

    •3 cups chopped yellow onions (2 large onions)
    •2 tablespoons good olive oil
    •2 teaspoons kosher salt
    •1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    •1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (1/2 teaspoon dried)
    •1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
    •3/4 cup chicken stock
    •1 1/2 teaspoons tomato paste
    •5 pounds ground turkey breast
    •1 1/2 cups plain dry bread crumbs
    •3 extra-large eggs, beaten
    •3/4 cup ketchup
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

    In a medium saute pan, over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until translucent, but not browned, approximately 15 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste and mix well. Allow to cool to room temperature.

    Combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, eggs, and onion mixture in a large bowl. Mix well and shape into a rectangular loaf on an ungreased sheet pan. Spread the ketchup evenly on top. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until the internal temperature is 160 degrees F. and the meatloaf is cooked through. (A pan of hot water in the oven under the meatloaf will keep the top from cracking.) Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold in a sandwich.


    • Cindy

      Oh my that sounds yummy. And, I have ALL the ingredients. Thanks, will definitely try this one.