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Easy Turkey Tacos With Fresh Toppings and Homemade Seasoning

My turkey tacos are so easy to make they’ll be your go to dinner recipe in no time. This is a turkey tacos recipe that comes with homemade taco seasoning, fresh toppings like avocados and cilantro, and of course multiple ways to serve them up!

Anyone feeling like turkey taco bowls for dinner?! How about a lettuce wrap or rice bowl? There’s a way to serve up these tacos that suits every diet and every taste!

For those of you who are looking for an easy dinner recipe to add to your weekly rotation this is a great choice. Turkey tacos are leaner and delicious and you can let everyone top their own so that they’re built to perfection every time.

Pin showing the finished easy turkey tacos recipe

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Is this a quick dinner recipe? 

This turkey tacos recipe is absolutely perfect when you need a quick dinner recipe! It’s on the table in less than 30 minutes and the meat preps so well that you can make it a day or even a few days in advance and just reheat it when you are ready to use it! 

If you like to meal prep you definitely need to add these turkey tacos to the menu. They are great for leftovers throughout the week and you can pair them with some rice for easy turkey taco bowls for lunches! 

Try these baked chicken tacos for another flavor packed weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

featured image showing the finished easy turkey tacos

Why should I make homemade taco seasoning? 

You definitely don’t have to if you don’t want to! I like to make my own homemade taco seasoning because I can control the flavors that way and I can also control the additives, sodium, and more! 

A big plus is that making homemade taco seasoning is a budget friendly option. You can make a whole batch of seasoning and keep it in a jar for whenever you make tacos at home! 

Finished easy turkey tacos

Can I use other meats to make these tacos? 

You can use whatever kind of protein you’d like to make these tacos. I like to use turkey for tacos but you can also use ground beef, chicken, or even tofu to make the protein base of these tasty tacos.

In pretty much any case it’s going to be a quick and easy dinner recipe that the whole family will devour! 

Bowl full of finished easy turkey taco filing.

What do I need to make turkey tacos and homemade taco seasoning? 

This recipe uses ground turkey, onions, red peppers, cilantro, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, ground black pepper, romaine leaves for lettuce wraps or taco shells, tomatoes, shredded Mexican cheese, salsa, sour cream, and avocado.

This is all pretty standard taco fare. You could swap out the homemade taco seasoning for a packet. The seasonings and spices included here are for the taco seasoning so don’t feel like you need to do that part if you don’t have the time or if it’s easier to just grab a packet of seasoning.

The homemade version of the seasoning is great. It’s also great for making changes to the flavor profile. You can add more or less of what you like or don’t like. Making your own seasonings is a great way to control additives and fillers too!

Finished easy turkey tacos ready to eat

My turkey tacos aren’t salty enough, what’s going on?! 

I didn’t add any additional salt to this recipe so you may wish to add some. Personally I don’t notice it because I don’t like things overly salty.

That being said, if you like a more salty taste to your taco seasoning you can add some! Another option is to use garlic salt in your recipe to bump up the saltiness a bit without overdoing it. 

Easy Turkey Tacos with toppings

Are there other ways to serve up these tasty tacos? 

Yes! I’m showing you how I serve them up on crunchy shells but you can serve them on romaine lettuce, you can use tortillas, cheesy taco shells, etc.

You can also stuff this meat into a bell pepper for bell pepper tacos or make a taco salad with some crunchy tortilla chips on top! 

One of my favorite ways to serve this tasty taco meat is on turkey taco bowls. Whip up a batch of this cilantro lime rice and you have the perfect base for a delicious an easy dinner recipe. 

Top down finished easy turkey tacos

How do I make this quick and easy turkey tacos recipe? 

First you’ll need to brown the turkey meat in a pan on medium-high heat.

cooking the turkey

Lower heat to medium, add in the onions and red peppers, let them cook while stirring for a few minutes.

Cooked turkey taco meat

Add in cilantro and seasonings, let flavors infuse over low heat for a few minutes.

adding all the ingredients together

Serve the meat mixture evenly over a romaine leaf, tortillas, or over some cilantro lime rice for turkey taco bowls.

Ingredients for building tacos

Top with tomato and any optional toppings you’d like to add.

Filling the easy turkey tacos

I love adding salsa, sour cream, black beans, and cheese! 

Taco filling for the easy turkey tacos

Printable Turkey Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe: 

Yield: 4 Servings

Easy Turkey Tacos With Fresh Toppings and Homemade Seasoning

featured image showing the finished easy turkey tacos

My turkey tacos are so easy to make they'll be your go to dinner recipe in no time. This is a turkey tacos recipe that comes with homemade taco seasoning, fresh toppings like avocados and cilantro, and of course multiple ways to serve them up! Anyone feeling like turkey taco bowls for dinner?! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • ½ large red pepper, chopped
  • 10 sprigs freshly chopped cilantro
  • ½ tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
  • ⅛ teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper
  • 4-6 whole romaine leaves or 6 taco shells
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • salsa, optional
  • sour cream, optional
  • avocado, optional

Instructions

  1. First you'll need to brown the turkey meat in a pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Lower heat to medium, add in the onions and red peppers, let them cook while stirring for a few minutes.
  3. Add in cilantro and seasonings, let flavors infuse over low heat for a few minutes.
  4. Serve the meat mixture evenly over a romaine leaf, tortillas, or over some cilantro lime rice for turkey taco bowls.
  5. Top with tomato and any optional toppings you’d like to add.I love adding salsa, sour cream, black beans, and cheese! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 505Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 37g

Do you have more delicious recipes I can try at home? 

I sure do! Here are some of my favorite right now! Be sure to let me know in the comments what you think of these tasty creations! 

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