Turkey taco skillet combines your favorite aspects of tacos and packs it into a healthy turkey recipe. Loaded with rice, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and taco seasoning, it makes a delicious and hearty one pan meal ready in 30 minutes!
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Who likes tacos?! 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏼♂️ If you don’t, I don’t know if I can trust you…kidding! Kind of. Today we are doing a fun twist on taco night and making a healthy turkey taco skillet!!
Loaded with all your taco staples and topped with all the taco toppings, it’s one big taco meal made in one pan and ready in 30 minutes!
We love this taco skillet so much because it is a change from the typical way we eat tacos. Don’t get me wrong, any way you eat a taco is delicious – soft tortillas, hard shells, in a taco salad, in lettuce wraps…all ways are a solid choice. But this skillet wraps it all up in a comforting and cozy one pan meal.
And then you can top it however you want. I love hot sauce, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice and serving it with some chips for some crunch. I always need some crunch with my meals!
How to make Turkey Taco Skillet
This healthy ground turkey recipe only calls for one pan, 30 minutes, and is full of flavor. Oh and did I say it only calls for 10 ingredients?! The ingredients used are pantry staples that you probably have on hand as well! Here is what you need:
- ground turkey
- RiceSelect Royal Blend
- bell peppers
- fire roasted tomatoes
- black beans
- taco seasoning
- salt and pepper
- all the toppings your heart desires!
First, add the onion to a hot non stick pan and let it get hot. Add onion and sauté for a few minutes until softened and browned. Then add the turkey and garlic and sauté until browned.
Next you add the rice, tomatoes, black beans, peppers, taco seasoning, and salt and pepper and mix to combine. Then the broth, mix carefully, and cover it with a lid. Let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes and it is done!
Finally, top with all the best taco toppings – avocado, hot sauce, cilantro, sour cream or greek yogurt, lime juice, and whatever else you like!
Making Turkey & Rice Skillet
We love this recipe so much because it’s easy, has the taco flavors we love, and it’s a great balanced meal. It has protein, complex and simple carbs, veggies, and 12 grams of fiber per serving. We love having rice in our weekly rotation as an affordable, healthy, and easy carbohydrate for meals, especially because we are so active.
Not only is the taste of RiceSelect delicious, it is all natural, clean of preservatives, chemicals, and added substances, and non GMO verified. They package all of the products in clear, re-sealable, reusable, 100% recyclable BPA-free jars so you can see the actually see the quality before you buy.
To spice up this recipe, I used their Royal Blend – a combination of white, brown, wild, and Thai red rice. It offers an elevated experience from from their grain field, to the package, and all the way to your home.
Meal Prep this Turkey Taco Skillet
This turkey taco skillet is a great meal prep option! The leftovers make the perfect easy lunch the next few days. It saves great, reheats well, and the flavors get even better the longer it sits.
To store, keep it in a tightly sealed glass container – we love these meal prep containers – and reheat in the microwave when you are ready to eat. You can also heat it up in a skillet as well.
More Healthy Ground Turkey Recipes
Make sure to check out the video at the top of the page to see how easy this recipe comes together!
Healthy Turkey Taco Skillet
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 cup diced onion (120 grams)
- 1 pound lean ground turkey (I used 93/7)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup RiceSelect Royal Blend
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 medium peppers, roughly chopped (3 cups/315 gram)
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 1/2 cups broth
- salt and pepper, to taste
- optional toppings: avocado, cilantro, lime juice, greek yogurt/sour cream, hot sauce...
- In a large cast iron or non stick skillet over medium heat, add oil and let it get hot, about 1 minute. Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until softened and browned. Add turkey, minced garlic, and salt and pepper and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
- Add rice, tomatoes, black beans, peppers, taco seasoning, and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Pour in broth and carefully stir. Cover with a lid and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked through.
- Top with optional toppings or topping of choice and enjoy!
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