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Skillet Tacos

This fast and healthy alternative to traditional tacos has a delicious southwestern flair. The fact that is comes together in just 30 minutes makes it even more irresistible. —Maria Gobel, Greenfield, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/4 cup chopped avocado
  • Optional: Iceberg lettuce wedges and sour cream


  • Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add turkey, onion and green pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender and turkey is no longer pink.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, macaroni, water and picante sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, 10-15 minutes.
  • Divide between 2 plates; top with cheese, tortilla chips and avocado. Serve with lettuce and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 337 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 861mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 19g protein.
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  • ms11145
    Apr 18, 2019

    Next time I will add some taco seasonings as it was too bland. I did add cumin and cilantro which helped some.

  • pols005
    Jul 31, 2013

    The recipe as written was a little bland for me. I added some salt, cumin and chili powder. Pretty good weeknight recipe.

  • mmbreen
    May 30, 2013

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  • Sunshi500
    Oct 29, 2012

    We made this recipe for 8 servings, so I added a packet of taco seasoning to this recipe, and it was delicious! It even tasted better the next day as leftover!

  • Taryn-chan
    Oct 18, 2012

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  • lpeters86
    May 30, 2012

    This was an absolutely amazing dish! I was hesitant to make it because of the macaroni noodles, but they compliment the dish well. This is a welcomed healthy version of tacos. My roommate and I loved it and I will definitely make it again!

  • jraglin84
    Apr 25, 2012

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  • marciedarcie
    Aug 11, 2011

    It was edible but seems to be missing something although I it didnt seem bland. I think it was that the pasta just didnt taste right with the other ingredients. My husband and I ate it.

  • asabot
    Jul 2, 2011

    I doubled the recipe. I thought this was good...nothing special. Was surprised when my husband said he really liked it. Was even more surprised when my 2 year old, who we have trouble getting to eat supper, almost cleaned his plate! I had the leftovers the next day for lunch and it was so much better the next day!

  • jmr131
    Jun 22, 2011

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