Terrific Turkey Taco

Turkey is a great source of protein and iron and can have less saturated fat (which is linked to heart disease) than ground beef. Turkey is also a more sustainable meat, as beef production is one of the contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

Tacos are a Mexican specialty, most often served in corn tortillas, that can have a variety of different fillings from meat and fish to refried beans. You can make tortillas with masa harina (corn flour) and water. See our recipe for Bean Heads if you want to make tortillas instead of buying them.

10 child-size portions
Preparation Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Cutting board
Large saucepan
Large spoon
1 lb (454 g)
lean ground turkey
½ tsp (2 mL)
½ tsp (2 mL)
corn tortillas (check ingredients—some corn tortillas also contain wheat)
½ cup (125 mL)
shredded cheese
1 cup (250 mL)
chopped tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL)
shredded lettuce
½ cup (125 mL)
mild salsa

1. In large saucepan on medium-high heat, cook turkey until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Place the tortillas between 2 non-metallic plates and microwave for 1 minute or warm in an oven in aluminum foil.

3. Divide the turkey among the tortillas. Top with the shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce and salsa.

Source: Food Flair Resource Manual, p. 162

Note:  Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.

A picture of tacos on a plate.
Terrific Turkey Taco