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Spicy Turkey Tacos Recipe

Spicy Turkey Tacos Recipe

So easy, so healthy and so good—I love these whenever I'm in the mood for a little Mexican food. With a hint of cinnamon, these tacos have an unusual blend of seasonings that's exotic and mouthwatering. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 8 taco shells
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
  • Cubed avocado and additional salsa, optional


  • 1. Heat taco shells according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Stir in salsa and spices; heat through. Serve immediately, or cool before placing in a freezer container.
  • 3. To serve, fill each taco shell with 1/3 cup turkey mixture. Serve with lettuce, cheese, sour cream and optional ingredients if desired. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • 4. To use frozen taco meat: Thaw in the refrigerator; place in a saucepan and heat through. Serve as directed. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tacos (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 324 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 502 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.