Ground turkey tacos are made with a homemade taco seasoning mix to give you healthy, gluten-free and paleo taco meat!

A ground turkey taco recipe on a plate with other tacos for an easy lunch.

Tacos are essentially considered a food group in our household.  Proteins… Fruits… Veggies… Whole Grains… Tacos.

It is safe to say tacos are eaten at least 5 days out of the week around the Brazil casa.  They’re quick, easy, and can be loaded up with anything you’re craving.  Like these magnificent ground turkey tacos here…

Ground Turkey Tacos with Soft Corn Tortillas on a plate for a healthy Mexican lunch.

A few weeks ago Cohl and I decided to have a random get-together with friends on a Wednesday night.

With only 24 hours notice, we still managed to have close to 20 people attend our spontaneous “Taco Night.”

You say ground turkey tacos (or any tacos for that matter) and our friends come running!!

A skillet full of ground turkey with a spatula in the middle to make gluten-free turkey tacos.

This ground turkey taco recipe is actually rather flexible.

For the random “taco night” we made the taco meat with half beef and half turkey.

This easy homemade taco seasoning is made up of only seven ingredients that you probably already have on hand! You can use this homemade taco seasoning mix for ground beef, ground turkey or even ground tofu! It is gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and Paleo.

Feel free to vary up the types of meats you use.

Ground turkey, beef, chicken and even tofu will work great with this Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix.

Three tacos using a turkey taco recipe for a healthy Mexican dinner.

How Many People Do These Ground Turkey Tacos Serve?

Wanting to make sure we had plenty of food for the “Taco Night,” we thought 5 pounds of meat was needed to feed 18 people.

With tons of caramelized onions, guacamole, queso and pico de gallo for toppings, we definitely ended up with a lot of yummy leftovers!

Depending on how many toppings you have available, this recipe for one pound of ground turkey taco meat can serve 4-6 people.

A plate full of gluten-free Ground Turkey Tacos topped with chopped onions for a healthy dinner.

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Ground Turkey Tacos with Soft Corn Tortillas

Ground turkey tacos are made with a homemade taco seasoning mix to give you healthy, gluten-free and paleo taco meat! These ground turkey tacos make perfect party food or an easy Mexican dinner recipe!
Ground Turkey Tacos with Soft Corn Tortillas on a plate for a healthy Mexican lunch.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 15 minutes
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  • In a medium-large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and ground turkey.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes or until turkey is almost cooked through.
  • Add Homemade Taco Seasoning mix. Mash ground turkey until it forms a fine crumble and seasoning is mixed in completely.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until turkey is cooked completely.
  • In a separate, large skillet add 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil (enough to lightly coat the bottom of the pan) and turn heat to medium-low.
  • Place 3-4 corn tortillas in the coconut oil and try not to overlap them. Heat for 1 minute on each side. Place tortillas on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Repeat with remaining corn tortillas and coconut oil.
  • Serve ground turkey in corn tortillas and top with diced onion, avocado slices and chopped cilantro. Enjoy!
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!

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4.41 from 5 votes


*You can find the homemade taco seasoning recipe by clicking here.


Calories: 450kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 193mg, Potassium: 698mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 295IU, Vitamin C: 6.8mg, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 4 stars
    This recipe for the Turkey Taco meat is very good. Because I do not like raw onions, I cooked them into the turkey. I replaced the corn tortilla with leaf lettuce to keep it lower in calories and carbs, and just made lettuce wraps. I also put out as a topper some low fat shredded Mexican cheese and mild salsa. It was a hit!

    1. Yay, Dee!! I am so happy you enjoyed the tacos so much. I bet the onions cooked into the meat were incredible. Thank you so much for your comment and rating 🙂