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Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet

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This low carb turkey taco skillet is a super easy meal full of wonderful Mexican flavors! Watch the video tutorial!

Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet - an easy Mexican recipe with ground turkey and bell peppers

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With just a few ingredients you can create something so tasty! This is definitely going on my regular week night menu, because it really doesn't take very long to make and as long as I have ground turkey and a bell pepper – everything else I have in anyway!

You might also like my recipe for low carb taco soup!

Watch my recipe video tutorial or scroll down for the full instructions and printable recipe card!

 


 

How to Make a Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet

Heat some oil in a large skillet. Add ground turkey and onion powder. Sauté until the meat has browned.

Add paprika, ground cumin and dried oregano (my favorite flavor combination for any Mexican dish!) and chopped red bell pepper. If you want to know how many carbs in red bell pepper – it's only 3.3g net carbs for the whole pepper! It adds color and flavor too – perfect for this recipe!

Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet - an easy Mexican recipe with ground turkey and bell peppers

Continue to cook until the pepper has softened. I haven't added salt to the recipe because personally I don't think it needs it – but of course feel free to do a taste test and adjust seasoning as necessary.

Sprinkle some shredded cheese over the turkey (I use a Mexican blend) and cook until the cheese has melted.

Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet - an easy Mexican recipe with ground turkey and bell peppers

Remove from the heat and scatter over some chopped fresh cilantro.

Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet - an easy Mexican recipe with ground turkey and bell peppers

Serve with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and/or low carb wraps! This is a pretty big serving for two people, although if you just had lettuce and sour cream and were super hungry – you'd probably manage it! When my husband and I shared it we ate about two thirds with wraps, and there was enough left over for me to have as lunch the next day – bonus!

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Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet

Low Carb Turkey Taco Skillet

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This low carb turkey taco skillet is a super easy meal full of wonderful Mexican flavors!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream, shredded lettuce and/or low carb wraps for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add ground turkey and onion powder. Sauté until the meat has browned.
  2. Add paprika, ground cumin, dried oregano and chopped red bell pepper. Continue to cook until the pepper has softened.
  3. Sprinkle over the shredded cheese and cook until the cheese has melted. Remove from the heat and scatter over some chopped fresh cilantro.
  4. Serve with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and/or low carb wraps!

Notes

4g net carbs per serving (based on two servings)
Lettuce, sour cream, and wraps not included.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 446Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 151mgSodium 316mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 61g
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Colleen

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Made this tonight and added a can of Rotel. Everyone liked it! Thank you for the inspiration!

Charlie

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Had Turkey in the refrigerator and needed to cook today. Googled a Turkey recipe and found this one. Very simple to follow. Just need to add a little more seasoning. Thanks for the recipe.

Georgina

Thursday 19th of September 2019

I'm so glad that you liked it!

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Pamela Shook

Wednesday 21st of February 2018

I have tweaked this just a little bit, as I am on a very low carb diet. Can't have the oil or the cheese! But it is still quite excellent without those two ingredients. I wish I had this recipe for tacos when my kids were young ! I cook my ground turkey in a splash or two (as needed) of beef broth. This gives it a little bit of a beef flavor and seems to help it from drying out. I also found that I am using 1 1/2 tsp each of the seasonings. I put 4ozs of this mixture on a garden salad with salsa. Yum!

Gretchen

Monday 12th of March 2018

I am just starting on my low-carb diet. Why can't you put cheese on/in it? My cheese says for 1 tablespoon, 1 carb. Or 1/2 cup is 4 carbs. Is that not ok? TIA

Stacey Crawford

Sunday 19th of February 2017

I'm game for any recipe that involves the word taco! my hubby and kids would get super excited if I made this! Thanks :)

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