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Easy Turkey Tacos Recipe

Simple & Easy Turkey Tacos

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: tacos, turkey tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people

This simple & easy turkey taco recipe packed with flavors is delicious and crave-worthy! Perfect for a quick for a weeknight meal during a busy week.



For the turkey taco meat

  • 500 g lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 8 tortillas or taco shells

Optional taco toppings

  • diced green onions
  • chopped lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sliced avocado
  • fresh or pickled jalapenos
  • cilantro
  • sour cream or greek yogurt
  • hot sauce


  1. Mix together the taco seasoning and set aside: chili powder, garlic powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper.

  2. Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the ground turkey to the pan, breaking up the meat as you cook it for about 7-8 minutes.

  3. Turn the heat to medium and add in taco seasoning. Cook for 3 more minutes.

  4. Add in the tomato sauce and water, stir together and simmer at medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until mixture thickens and most of the liquid is absorbed. Taste and season with more salt and ground pepper as needed. If using green onions, mix them into the turkey taco mixture before serving.

  5. Serve with soft or hard shell tacos and toppings.

  6. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.