Scavenging through your refrigerator in an attempt to will a hearty weeknight dinner into existence is stressful. But when you have ground turkey in the ice box, a healthy and satisfying meal is easy to throw together. Ground turkey is leaner than beef and less pricey than lamb—plus it pairs well with a majority of the seasonings you have in your spice cabinet. From Thai-style meatballs to Italian wedding soup, we’ve got 10 ways to transform ground turkey into something worth getting excited about.

Check out the gallery above for Food52’s weeknight turkey power plays.