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Southwestern Turkey Taco Skillet

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant flavors of the Southwest with our tantalizing Southwestern Turkey and Veggie Skillet. This quick and savory dish features lean ground turkey cooked to perfection, combined with a colorful medley of crisp vegetables, aromatic spices, and zesty seasonings. Packed with protein and bursting with southwestern flair, this skillet sensation is a wholesome and satisfying journey for your palate. Perfect for busy nights when you crave a delicious, one-pan wonder that captures the essence of Southwest cuisine

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Prep Time: 10 minutes            Cook Time: 25 minutes          Yield: 6 servings       Serving Size: 1.5 cups


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium red or white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tbsp paprika, ground
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 4 fresh tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped (600g)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock, low sodium
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped in ½ inch pieces 
  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • 1 can low sodium canned corn or frozen corn
  • 2 Jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped and extra 2 Tbsp for garnish
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet on high heat and brown the turkey by breaking the meat into small pieces (I use a fork for this), roughly 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, garlic and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  3. Add the cumin, paprika and oregano, stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add in the tomato paste, tomatoes, stock and salt and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Mix in the zucchini, black beans, corn, jalapeno, 2 tbsp cilantro, and pepper, cook on low for a further 5 minutes until the zucchini is tender and crisp.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges

Tips and Tricks:

  • This dish can be paired with many foods such as
    • Dish into lettuce to make lettuce wraps
    • Serve with Basmati rice
    • Serve in a wrap or burrito
    • Dish into taco shells
  • Add the following condiments as an addition
    • Low fat sour cream or low fat cream cheese (contains dairy)
    • Cheese (contains dairy)
    • Chopped up chillies
    • Extra arugula /rocket
    • Bed of steamed vegetables or cooked zucchini noodles
    • Bed of baby spinach

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