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Turkey Taco Bake

Turkey Taco Bake

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven baked


An easy and versatile dish made with ground turkey, spices, beans and rice for a delicious weeknight meal.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11.5 pounds ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (14 oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (12 oz) jar your favorite salsa
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2.5 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, jack or a blend)

Optional Toppings

  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the oil, ground turkey, salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin. Break up the meat and cook for about 5-7 minutes until meat is cooked through. 
  2. Add the frozen corn, fire roasted tomatoes, green chilies, black beans and salsa and cook for 3-5 minutes until warmed. Add the cilantro and the juice of 1 lime and stir to combine. 
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in the cooked rice until mixture is well combined. Pour the entire mixture into a 13×9 baking dish and top with shredded cheese. 
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve with desired toppings, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and enjoy!