Turkey Tacos

  • Delicious and nutritious tacos!
    Perfect for a picnic!

  • Serving Size: 2 tacos

  • Serves: 8

  • Delicious and nutritious tacos!
    Perfect for a picnic!

  • Serving Size: 2 tacos

  • Serves: 8


1 medium carrot, small sweet potato, or small zucchini
¼ medium head lettuce
2 large tomatoes
7 ounces low-fat cheddar cheese
1 (15½-ounce) can low-sodium pinto beans
Non-stick cooking spray
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 (15½-ounce) can chopped or crushed tomatoes, no salt added
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
16 taco shells


Box grater
Can opener
Cutting board
Large skillet
Measuring spoons
Sharp knife
Vegetable peeler


  1. Rinse, peel, and grate carrot, sweet potato, or zucchini (if using zucchini, grate but do not peel). Squeeze dry with paper towels.
  2. Rinse and shred lettuce. Rinse, core, and chop tomatoes.
  3. Grate cheese.
  4. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  5. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat. Add turkey and brown.
  6. Add grated veggies, beans, canned tomatoes, chili powder, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Stir well.
  7. Reduce heat to medium. Cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.
  8. Add 2 Tablespoons cooked meat mixture to each taco shell. Top each with 1 Tablespoon grated cheese, 1 Tablespoon shredded lettuce, and 1 Tablespoon fresh tomatoes.


Top tacos with any of your favorite veggies, hot sauce, salsa, low-fat sour cream, or low-fat plain yogurt.

Use any type of cooked beans you like.

Make soft tacos using corn or whole wheat tortillas. Or, serve over brown rice.

For more heat, add minced hot peppers to sauce in step 6.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tacos (308g) Serves 8
Amount per serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 500mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 20% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 15% Iron 15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less than 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

*Adapted from Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters.®

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