Turkey Taco Nachos

Turkey Taco Nachos - This appetizer recipes is perfect when you have a craving for Mexican food, By using ground turkey instead of beef, this makes this classic Mexican  dish into a healthier one.

With the bold flavors from your favorite salsa will sure to wake up your taste buds.

This Tex-Mex treat keeps the zesty flavors and satisfying textures but kicks the fat and calories way low.

If you want to save on calories and carbs, skip the tortilla and sprinkle a few tortilla strips on top of the meat mixture to give it that crunch. Or you can skip the chips all together and really cut down on the carbs in this snack recipe.

Turkey Taco Nachos

This appetizer recipe is large enough to make into a large meal. With crunchy low fat tortilla toppings , ground turkey and cheese makes this snack or appetizer great when you have your family or friends over. 

With this meal you can use mild or hot salsa depending on your taste. If you really want to spice up this meal you can add some jalapeno peppers which I love to add to this meal. 

Recipe Type

Appetizer, Main Dish, Meats, Side Dish

Degree of Difficulty

Moderately difficult


8 servings


2 teaspoons canola oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 pound lean ground turkey breast

4 cups baked tortilla chips, coarsely broken

3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup fat-free sour cream

hot-pepper sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion, bell peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Crumble the turkey into the skillet. Cook, breaking up the turkey with the back of a spoon, for 5 minutes longer, or until the turkey is no longer pink.

3. Spread the turkey mixture in the dish. Top with half of the tortilla chips and sprinkle with cheese.

4. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Cover with the rest of the chips and the shredded lettuce. Top with the tomato and a few dollops of sour cream. Serve with hot-pepper sauce.

Cooking Times

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Source: Eat Up Slim Down Annual Recipes 2008

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