Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 15, 2022
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
Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Can you freeze Southwest Turkey Lettuce Wraps?

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.

Nutrition 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.