Minced turkey or ground turkey is a combination of light and dark turkey meat with remaining fat and skin, which is processed together until you start seeing a "ground" form. Next up, you take off turkey skin, meat and fat and use additives to get a perfect dish. People love it for its non-crumbly texture and non-pink color – and some go for it considering ground turkey nutrition. Mostly, the ground turkey is the product of excess thighs and drumsticks – not always do people use breast meat for cooking. It is therefore obvious to see it contain calories. Whatever the case, you don't have to worry about calories in ground turkey if you're making a switch from ground beef to ground turkey.

Want to Know Calories in Ground Turkey? Here Are Answers!

There will be different amount of ground turkey calories depending on what type of it you're eating.

Calories in Raw Ground Turkey

Raw ground turkey will have different amount of calories as compared to cooked ground turkey. Here's more about it:

Raw Ground Turkey



85% Lean

4 oz.


93% Lean

4 oz.


Calories in Cooked Ground Turkey

How many calories you get out of cooked ground turkey will again depend on its serving size. For instance:

Serving Size


1 oz.


4 oz. 


1 lb.


1 unit obtained from 1 lb. raw


100 g


Low Calories Ground Turkey Recipe – Turkey and Vegetables Skillet

There are different ways to prepare ground turkey, and you can always find ways to keep calorie count to the lower side. Since the following turkey dish mostly uses vegetables, you don't have to worry too much about calories in this ground turkey recipe.

To prepare 4 servings in about half an hour, you need the following ingredients.

  • 12 oz. lean ground turkey

  • A chopped medium onion

  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste

  • 3 medium chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons of each dried basil, dried oregano, and garlic powder

  • Half teaspoon of salt with 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper

  • A couple of sliced medium zucchini


  1. Prepare a large skillet by spraying non-sticky cooking spray in it.

  2. Add onion and turkey to it and cook until the meat gets brown – use medium heat for about 10 minutes.

  3. Add tomato paste, tomatoes and seasonings and keep simmering for 10 minutes.

  4. Add zucchini and keep cooking for another 5 minutes.

  5. Serve it!

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