This is one of my favorite HEALTHY ways to eat tacos. Your kids will eat this up in seconds and not even realize they are eating vegetables at the same time. I really love taco meat and this is a great way to change up your usual taco night. This low carb option uses the best ground taco meat I have ever had, it is also naturally gluten free, dairy free, paleo, whole30 compliant, keto, and low carb.
The BEST Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Ground turkey is a staple in my house. We use it for everything. I love lettuce wraps at restaurants. I decided I wanted to recreate the lettuce wrap with a Mexican twist. Butter lettuce is the most flavorful lettuce for theses wraps. It’s simply a taco minus the tortilla.
This taco meat changes everything! It is the perfect combination of tender and flavorful and compliments the shell, the crisp lettuce, the cheese, but also stands on it’s own so when you get a bite you think, “oh now this is good!”
To make these taco’s packed with flavor, use my homemade taco seasoning.
This recipe is gluten free, low carb, and Keto friendly. Perfect for all dietary needs.
How to Serve Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
I love taco’s because everyone can make them their own by adding the toppings they prefer. Here are a few if our favorite toppings:
- Pico De Gallo
- Cheddar Cheese
- Diced Tomatoes
- Chopped Cilantro
- Sour Cream
- Diced Green Onions
- Black Olives
What to Serve with Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
- Mexican Rice
- Beans- black, pinto, or refried
- Mexican Style Corn
- Chips & Salsa
- Mexican Cornbread
Low Carb Sides:
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Sautéed Vegetables
- Sautéed Spinach
Tips & Tricks to Making Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
I love these tacos because they are super simple and easy to make.
- Start by sautéing the meat until brown, add the tomato sauce and seasoning.
- Once the meat is ready, wash the lettuce. I really like to use butter lettuce because it makes the perfect “taco” shell for the meat. I also love the smooth taste it provides.
- Add a spoonful of meat and top with the toppings you desire. Enjoy!
FAQ’s for Turkey Taco Recipe
Is this recipe gluten free?
Yes this recipe is gluten free as long as you use myhomemade taco seasoning. If you are in a pinch and use store bought seasoning, make sure it is gluten free.
Can I use another ground meat besides turkey?
Yes, you can use whatever meat you like. Just remember the calculations for nutrition may differ.
How do I Store Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps?
You can store the ground meat for tacos separately from the lettuce. This is perfect for meal prepping for the week. You can store theses in an air tight container for 3-5 days.
You can freeze this meat after cooking for up to 1 month in an airtight container. Just re-heat before serving in a skillet or microwave.
We just love having taco night as a family, and this taco meat is where it is at! If you do get a chance to try it, I would love it if you let me know! You can leave me a comment below, or if you post a picture on Instagram, make sure to tag me @easyfamilyrecipesso that I can see what you are cooking up! It makes my day to see others enjoying the recipes that I share!
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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
- 1.5 lb lean ground turkey
- 8 oz tomato sauce (1 can)
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 tbsp taco seasoning
- 1 head butter lettuce
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup pico de gallo
- Sauté the meat in a large skillet over medium high heat, breaking up the meat and stirring, until no longer pink. Drain any excess liquid and return to the burner.
- Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and seasoning and continue to cook stirring regularly until the liquid has mostly evaporated and the meat is coated in the tomato and seasoning.
- Core and wash the butter lettuce. Remove the leaves and pat dry. Scoop a spoonful of meat into each lettuce leaf and top as desired.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)