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turkey tacos

The Tastiest Turkey Tacos (Quick and Easy).

These turkey tacos are quick, easy, and family friendly! You will love this flavorful meat filling - it's delicious and simple to make.

Course Entree
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free
Keyword easy, kid friendly
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 328 kcal


  • 1 pound ground turkey 93% lean
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • ¼ cup water
  • gluten free taco shells prepared according to package directions
  • toppings of your choice lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, dairy free cheese, avocado


  1. Put the 93% lean ground turkey and chopped onions in a skillet and cook over medium heat until browned and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Drain off any grease.

  2. Add the spices, ketchup, and water. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon taco meat into taco shells and top with your choice of toppings.

Recipe Notes

I often double this recipe - feel free to double or triple for larger families.

I use McCormick brand seasonings because I am comfortable with their labeling and allergen statement. Be sure to read labels and use a spice brand that is safe for your needs.

Be sure to use 93% lean ground turkey. Anything leaner and the meat will be dry. If you would rather use ground beef, you can do that.

Store leftover taco meat in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 4 days.

You can also freeze this turkey taco meat. Store in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
The Tastiest Turkey Tacos (Quick and Easy).
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 808mg35%
Potassium 539mg15%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 725IU15%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.