Skillet Tacos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
This fast and healthy alternative to traditional tacos has a delicious southwestern flair. The fact that is comes together in just 30 minutes makes it even more irresistible. —Maria Gobel, Greenfield, Wisconsin


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 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 reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/4 cup chopped avocado
  • Optional: Iceberg lettuce wedges and sour cream


  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add turkey, onion and green pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender and 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 until macaroni is tender, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Divide between 2 plates; top with cheese, tortilla chips and avocado. Serve with lettuce and sour cream if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 337 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 861mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.