Tasty Ground Turkey Tacos


My mom's beef tacos get a makeover with ground turkey. These are much healthier, easier, and faster because there is no grease to contend with and I think they just taste better.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 8 fluid ounces water

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded lettuce, or to taste

  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese, or to taste

  • ½ cup diced tomatoes, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped green onion, or to taste

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons sliced olives, or to taste


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce, water, green chile peppers, onion, taco seasoning, and garlic; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes.

  2. Spoon turkey mixture over tortillas. Top with lettuce, Cheddar cheese, tomatoes, green onion, cilantro, and sliced olives.

Cook's Note:

Substitute fried or warmed flour tortillas for the corn tortillas if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
14g Fat
33g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1034mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 166mg 13%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 574mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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