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Ground Turkey Tacos

These ground turkey tacos are quick, easy, and healthy. The ground turkey is cooked in a delicious spice blend and dinner is on your table in 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy turkey tacos, ground turkey tacos, healthy turkey tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 170kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • For serving: flour or corn tortillas
  • Toppings (optional, to taste): sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, salsa, hot sauce, onions, cheese, etc.


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350F (for warming tortillas), stack tortillas and wrap them in foil and place in oven. Or use a tortilla warmer or warm the tortillas over a gas stove burner if you have one. You can prep the toppings beforehand or while the meat is cooking.
  • Add the olive oil to a skillet along with the ground turkey and the spices. Cook, over medium-high heat, breaking the meat up as you go along, for about 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. When the meat is close to being done, stir in the tomato paste if using (I mostly add it for color, and I sometimes leave it out since I add a lot of toppings to my tacos for flavor/moisture anyway). Season with salt & pepper as needed.
  • Top the tacos as desired and enjoy immediately.


  • This recipe makes about 2-3 tacos/person (if you add plenty of toppings). I recommend doubling the recipe if you're feeding very hungry folks.
  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Nutrition for this recipe is just for the taco meat as toppings and the size/brand/ingredients of tortillas vary.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg