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
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 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 (calculated without optional toppings): 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 turkey and onion over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up turkey into crumbles.
  2. Stir in tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10-12 minutes to allow flavors to blend. Serve in lettuce leaves 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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