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Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for crispy turkey tacos. This turkey taco recipe makes a quick and easy dinner.

Crispy Turkey Tacos

Course: Meals
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: turkey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 183kcal
Author: Bella
You need to really try these YUMMY crispy turkey tacos. This turkey taco recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea that you will love. If you are looking for a recipe with ground turkey want to learn how to make crispy tacos, this it is a good one to try.
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  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 Packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 Cup refried beans
  • 1 Cup cheese shredded
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil for frying - may need more


  • Add turkey and onion to a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until meat is browned and onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add taco seasoning following package directions. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  
  • To make the tacos, spread about 1 Tablespoon of refried beans on half of a corn tortilla. On the other half, place a heaping spoonful of turkey mixture, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. DO NOT FOLD the tortilla in half at this time or the tortilla will crack. 
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough vegetable oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, place the prepared tortilla flat into the pan. Allow to cook for about 30 seconds until the tortilla becomes pliable. Using tongs, carefully fold the tortilla in half.  
  • Continue to cook for 2-4 minutes per side, until tacos are golden and crispy. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortillas, adding additional vegetable oil to the pan as necessary.  
  • While the tacos are still warm, carefully open each one and stuff with optional fillings. 


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg


Optional fillings: shredded lettuce, diced tomato, fresh lime juice, cilantro, sour cream, avocado, hot sauce. 
Oven version: Preheat oven to 425°F. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave or over an open flame to make them pliable. Quickly follow instruction but fold the tacos in half. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes, flip, and continue baking for 5 minutes more.  
 Air fryer version: Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Warm the tortillas over an open flame or in the microwave to make them pliable. Spread beans evenly over the entire tortilla and top with meat and cheese. Folded tacos will not stay folded in the air fryer so you need to roll the taco. Place rolled tacos seam side down in the air fryer. Cook for 8-12 minutes until crispy.  

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.