Healthy & Juicy Ground Turkey

5 from 2 reviews

Ground turkey on its own can be a little dry. Give ground turkey a veggie boost with this delicious recipe and never have dry, boring ground turkey again! Serve this versatile ground turkey recipe as a taco fillings, nacho toppings, with pasta, or sprinkled on top of a salad. Using ground mushrooms in this recipe will make your turkey taste like beef and will add lots of moisture.



  • 12 medium button mushrooms, cleaned and whole
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey, raw
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Add mushrooms and garlic cloves to a food processor and pulse until the mixture turns to a ground beef consistency.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the ground mushroom and garlic mixture, raw ground turkey, chopped thyme, and salt. Mix all ingredients together until throughly combined.
  3. Heat a medium-sized skillet, setting the stove temperature to medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add olive oil to the skillet, evenly coating the skillet surface. Add the raw turkey, mushroom mixture to the hot oiled skillet, using a spatula to occasionally stir and break up mixture into smaller pieces.
  4. Once the mixture is cooked all the way through and is a ground consistency, you can enjoy immediately or cool and store for later use.


  • If you don't have a food processor, chop the mushroom and garlic cloves into fine pieces using a knife and cutting board
  • Each 1 cup of this recipe is equal to 1 serving of vegetables and 3 1/2 oz protein


Keywords: healthy ground turkey, moist ground turkey