Clean Eating Skillet Taco Salad Recipe

Clean Eating Skillet Taco Salad

A delicious, versatile dish for Taco Tuesdays!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Calories 214 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup chopped, yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped, red bell pepper
  • 6 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. minced jalapeño pepper (optional)
  • OPTIONAL HOT TOPPINGS (add before putting in oven)
  • refried beans
  • shredded cheese (if you want it melted)
  • OPTIONAL FRESH/COLD TOPPINGS (add after cooking in the oven)
  • tomatoes (chopped)
  • lettuce (chopped)
  • spinach (chopped)
  • shredded cheese (if you prefer it not melted)
  • guacamole (see link above
  • greek yogurt
  • olives (sliced)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
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  1. In a large skillet, brown the turkey meat in the oil.

  2. Add the onion, peppers, garlic and spices and cook until the meat is cooked through.

  3. Top with optional ingredients, leaving the cheese to be the very top layer and place the entire skillet in the oven at 350 F for about 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.

  4. Top with fresh optional ingredients, and serve.

  5. Diary free? I didn't use cheese on mine and it still turned out great. So if you're dairy free, just skip the cheese and use the fresh toppings.

  6. Paleo? Skip the beans and cheese.

  7. Low Carb? Skip the beans and yogurt.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data is for the meat mixture only and does not include any toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Skillet Taco Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.25 the recipe)
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 619mg18%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 2270IU45%
Vitamin C 83.8mg102%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.