Baked Turkey Tacos

Baked Turkey Tacos

A perfect meal for a busy weeknight, these Baked Turkey Tacos are family-friendly and nutritious and can easily be made ahead.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword turkey tacos
Servings 12 tacos
Calories 347kcal
Author Adapted from Mommy I'm Hungry


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 pound ground turkey I use 85% lean
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup refried beans if using canned, that's about a half-can
  • 1/3 cup enchilada sauce homemade or store-bought
  • 12 hard taco shells
  • 3/4-1 cup shredded cheese such as cheddar or taco variety


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook 1-2 minutes while stirring.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and add turkey, stirring and cooking until browned (should reach a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees F). Drain excess liquid if needed (if you use leaner turkey, you may be able to skip this step).
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add seasoning and beans. Stir to combine.
  • Add enchilada sauce and stir well. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Fill taco shells evenly with mixture. Place shells in a 9x13 pan and top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 5-7 minutes or until melted and heated through.
  • Serve immediately with toppings such as avocado, salsa, and sour cream.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Sodium: 566mg | Sugar: 1g