Recipe: Easy Turkey Tacos | MOBE

Recipe: Easy Turkey Tacos

These easy turkey tacos are perfect for busy weeknights, as they come together in less than 30 minutes. Load them up with veggie-heavy toppings and you have a balanced meal for taco night that the whole family will love. Make this simple yet delicious dish all your own—just add your favorite toppings to suit your taste.

Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4
Serving size: 3 tacos


  • ½ yellow onion

  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 pound 99% lean ground turkey
  • 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies, no salt added
  • 1-ounce package reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix
  • 12 corn hard taco shells
  • 4 ounces red leaf lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded cheese

Optional toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Hot sauce
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Sour cream


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.

Chop the onion. Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, approximately 3–4 minutes. Add turkey and brown evenly, mixing frequently for approximately 5–7 minutes. Add diced tomatoes with juice and taco seasoning. Mix well. Turn heat to low and cook for another 5–7 minutes, or until most of the liquid is cooked off. Remove from heat and let stand until taco shells are ready, approximately 6–7 minutes.

Arrange taco shells on a sheet pan and bake for 6–7 minutes. Fill shells with turkey mixture. Shred the lettuce and top tacos with any variety of the optional toppings that you’d like.

MOBE kitchen tip:

  • For a time-saver, use pre-shredded lettuce and pre-chopped onion that you can find in your produce department.

Recipe notes:

  • You can substitute lean ground beef or pork for the ground turkey if you prefer.
  • To make these tacos meatless, use rinsed and drained canned beans or tofu.
  • To make this recipe dairy-free, use a plant-based cheese substitute or omit the cheese.

Nutrition facts per serving

Calories: 350 / Total Fat: 13g (17% DV) / Saturated Fat: 2g (10% DV) / Trans Fat: 0g / Cholesterol: 60mg (20% DV) / Sodium: 750mg (33% DV) / Total Carbohydrate: 26g (9% DV) / Dietary Fiber: 4g (14% DV) / Total Sugars: 6g / Added Sugar: 1g (2% DV) / Protein: 31g / Vitamin D: 0mcg (0% DV) / Calcium: 160mg (10% DV) / Iron: 2mg (10% DV) / Potassium: 666mg (15% DV)

Allergen statement: Contains milk.

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