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Turkey Taco Skillet

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Solve weeknight dinner tonight with this quick turkey taco skillet! Made with simple pantry ingredients like ground turkey, it’s a lighter meal on its own or can be used as a delicious taco or burrito filling or delectable nacho topping.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword ground turkey, skillet, skillet dinner, taco skillet, turkey, turkey taco skillet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Calories 331


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 pound 93% lean dark meat ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 15- ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15- ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen defrosted corn

Optional Serving Suggestions:


  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion, ¼ teaspoon salt, and stir to combine. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the onions soften, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the ground turkey, breaking up with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt, cumin, and garlic powder. Cook until the turkey is browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the black beans, tomatoes, corn, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, stirring to combine. Turn to medium low and simmer for 5 minutes for the flavors to combine.
  • Sprinkle with cheese if using, then serve with optional serving suggestions if desired.


Nutrition information calculated without the optional toppings.
For more modifications and substitutions, see blog post above.


Serving: 1 (of 4) | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 804mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 566IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg