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Skillet Tacos Recipe

Skillet Tacos Recipe

Like Mexican food? Then you’ll love this fast and healthy alternative to traditional tacos from Maria Gobel of Greenfield, Wisconsin. With its Southwestern flair and popular ingredients, it’s a dish you’ll make often.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/4 cup chopped avocado
  • Iceberg lettuce wedges and fat-free sour cream, optional


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion and green pepper over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink.
  • 2. Stir in the tomato sauce, macaroni, water and picante sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  • 3. Divide between two plates; top with cheese, tortilla chips and avocado. Serve with lettuce and sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 267 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 795 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.