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Three ground turkey tacos filled with ground turkey taco meat and topped with tomatoes, lettuce, and cheese, on a small serving plate.
4.87 from 44 votes

The Best Turkey Tacos Recipe (Ground Turkey Taco Meat)

Ground Turkey Tacos made with lean ground turkey and seasoned to juicy, flavorful perfection! Quick, easy, and healthier than your favorite ground beef tacos, have your own ground turkey taco meat ready in under 30 minutes and use to make turkey tacos, taco salads, burritos, or enchiladas!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 188kcal



  • Heat the oil in a large 12-inch skillet set over medium heat. Add the diced onions and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until the onions are soft, stirring often to prevent burning.
  • Increase heat to medium-high. Add the ground turkey to the skillet and use a large wooden spoon or spatula to break the turkey into smaller, bite-size pieces.
  • Fully cook the ground turkey then carefully drain about half of the liquid from the pan.
  • Return to medium-high heat and add the spices and the tomato sauce to the ground turkey and onions. Mix well to combine. Continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Serve wrapped in flour or corn tortillas with all your favorite toppings! Enjoy!


  • I like to double the recipe and purchase one pound of ground turkey breast (1% fat) and one pound of ground turkey thigh meat. That's what you see in the images above.
  • You can also make a large-batch homemade taco seasoning mix! Per 1 pound of ground meat, you'll want to use approximately 1 - 1.5 tablespoons of taco seasoning.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 609mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 922IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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