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Five ground turkey tacos served in tortillas and topped with lettuce, shredded cheese, tomatoes and cilantro.
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4.80 from 5 votes

Ground Turkey Tacos

These ground turkey tacos are juicy and packed with tons of flavor. They come together in about 20 minutes for a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ground turkey tacos
Servings: 4


  • ½ Tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • Corn or flour tortillas


  • Shredded cheese
  • Romaine lettuce
  • tomatoes pico de gallo or salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Lime wedges


  • Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
    Onions and garlic cooking in a cast iron skillet.
  • Add ground turkey and cook until brown, about 5-7 minutes. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat while cooking.
    Uncooked ground turkey combined with chopped onions and garlic in a cast iron skillet.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
    Ground turkey cooking in a cast iron skillet.
  • Pour in the water and tomato sauce and stir to combine. Let the mixture simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed.
    Ground turkey cooking in a cast iron skillet with tomato sauce.
  • While turkey mixture is simmering, heat the tortillas in a dry pan over medium-high heat, or wrap them in foil and heat in a 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Assemble the tacos by spooning the turkey mixture onto the tortillas and topping with your desired toppings


Serving: 2 tacos w/o toppings | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g