Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe
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Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe

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If you're tired of the same old taco routine, give these a try. I tweaked a friend's recipe to suit our tastes and my family's loved it since. It's so tasty and low maintenance. —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 18 Bibb or iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa and guacamole

Nutritional Facts

3 filled lettuce wraps: 251 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 43g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large skillet, cook and crumble turkey with onion over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in seasonings and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until flavors are blended, about 10 minutes. Serve in lettuce with cheese and toppings as desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meat mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

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xxcskier User ID: 1136353 247769
Reviewed May. 2, 2016

"I made this a couple weeks ago, easy to make and my husband and I both really enjoyed this dish! It's a keeper!"

jmps3 User ID: 1637063 222485
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Fantastic!! I fixed the meat mixture the night before and just heated it when we were ready to eat. Served it on red leaf lettuce, with sour cream, salsa, and cheddar cheese, then steamed some veggies for a side. Big hit here!"

bmlink627 User ID: 6613671 221311
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Easy to make and tasty to eat. I will be adding this recipe to my kitchen keeper list."

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