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RecipeTurkey Tacos

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 370
  • Protein: 43 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
    • Saturated Fat: 5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 8 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 94 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 22 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sodium: 850 mg
Take Note

Quick Meal

Contains Dairy

In my house, Turkey Tacos are a sure thing — we never have leftovers. They’re even a hit with my kids’ picky-eater friends. And nobody has ever suspected the low-cal swaps: lean ground turkey and reduced-fat shredded cheese. You can add veggies too!

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This recipe makes 4 Servings
  • 1¼ pounds ground turkey (at least 90% lean)
  • 1 packet  taco seasoning mix (preferably low-sodium)
  • 2 cups chopped or shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese
  • 8 corn taco shells, hard or soft
  • Salsa and/or hot sauce (optional)
  • Nonfat plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream (optional)
  • Optional toppings of your choice (feel free to experiment with other toppings, including chopped bell peppers, red onions, beans, corn, guacamole and more)

In a large skillet misted with nonstick oil spray, cook the turkey over medium-high heat until browned. Drain the fat. Stir in the taco seasoning and water (as indicated on the seasoning package) and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes.

Evenly divide the turkey mixture, lettuce, tomato, and cheese among the taco shells. Top with salsa, hot sauce, and Greek yogurt, if desired. Alternatively, set up a toppings bar and let everyone fend for themselves.

Serving Size: 2 tacos
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