Italian Turkey Sloppy Joes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.


8 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
“Everyone seems to love my take on sloppy joes. For a change, I often fix them with ground chicken instead of ground turkey and use fresh parsley and oregano.” Charlene Chambers - Ormond Beach, Florida
Italian Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (19-1/2 ounces) hot Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the sausage, turkey, pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Spoon 3/4 cup turkey mixture onto each bun; sprinkle with cheeses.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 348 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 5g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 medium-fat meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.