Taco Turkey Skillet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 large bell peppers diced
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilis
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large green onion chopped


  • Brown turkey in a large frying pan on medium high heat. When turkey is lightly browned, add diced onions and peppers. Cook until turkey is fully cooked and onions and peppers are soft.
  • Add the can of tomatoes with liquid in it. The add salsa, rice, water and stock. Stir well to combine.
  • Stir in spices (cumin through paprika) and cover.
  • Let simmer on low until rice is soft and liquid has cooked off.
  • Add cheese and stir until it melts. Top with green onion and serve immediately.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Sautéed zucchini, yellow squash and red bell pepper.
VEGETARIAN: Use canned white beans instead of ground turkey and vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure canned tomatoes and salsa are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 342 Calories; 13g Fat (35.1% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 80mg Cholesterol; 744mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain (Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat.
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