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Ground Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps | Paleo, Whole30, Keto Recipe

These Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps are a great low-carb and keto alternative to tacos. Fresh romaine lettuce leaves are stuffed with taco seasoned ground turkey and veggies. Meal prep this quick and easy recipe for a simple and healthy lunch or dinner!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 373 kcal


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped, divided
  • ½ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey 93/7
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup salsa mild or medium
  • 8 Romaine lettuce leaves*
  • 1 large avocado finely diced
  • 1 cup tomatoes finely diced
  • ¼ cup cilantro finely chopped


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, bell pepper, and ½ cup onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes, or until onions become translucent.
  2. Push vegetables to the side of the pan and add last tablespoon of olive oil and ground turkey. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until turkey is cooked through.  Mix vegetables with ground turkey once fully cooked.

  3. Add taco seasoning and salsa, stir well, and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and let turkey taco mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, fill each lettuce cup up with equal amounts of ground turkey mixture and top with avocado, tomatoes, red onion, and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips and Tricks

Use a salsa you really like.  The salsa gives the ground turkey a ton of its flavor, so make sure you really like the one you're using!

Make taco seasoning from scratch.  Homemade taco seasoning is the best to use since you can control the spice level and how much sodium goes into it.

Prep the avocados just before serving.  Since they turn brown pretty quickly, wait to cut the avocado until very last.

Switch up the lettuce wraps.  Different lettuces will have a softer bite or more of a crunch, so switch them up until you find one you like!

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Cook taco meat and clean and cut the toppings. Store the meat and toppings separately. Wait to prep the avocado until just before serving. 
  • To Store: Keep the cooked meat and prepared toppings in individual airtight containers for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: Leftover taco meat can be frozen in a freezer-safe airtight container for 3-4 months. The lettuce and toppings will not freeze well.
  • To Reheat: Add the taco meat to a skillet over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Once warmed, assemble the wraps with the toppings. 


Nutrition Facts
Ground Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps | Paleo, Whole30, Keto Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1194mg52%
Potassium 995mg28%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 7135IU143%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.