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8 Easy Ground Turkey Recipes (in 30 minutes or less!) Turkey Taco Skillet

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  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired


Seasoned, savory turkey, melty cheese, and your favorite salsa all make this Turkey Taco Skillet an incredible, hearty weeknight meal!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 (12oz) jar salsa
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium/high heat. Add the oil, bell pepper and pinch of salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes until peppers are tender. 
  2. Add the ground turkey, salt, garlic powder and cumin. Cook for about 5-7 minutes until turkey is cooked through. 
  3. Add salsa and beans and heat through. Sprinkle cheese on top and put under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 
  4. Serve topped with sliced avocado, cilantro and a big squeeze of fresh lime juice. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy.