Hey friends!! ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my first blog/recipe post ever, so bear with me! I recently started sharing my recipes on my Instagram feed, and decided to post them here as well so I could have them all in one organized place! I hope you find this easier as well!

This recipe has become such a staple of mine because it is so yummy, cheap and easy! And as a busy college student, it doesn’t get any better than that ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve prepped this for myself for lunches and dinners, and it has become a go-to on the weekends as well. When Dylan is visiting it’s easy for us to get in the habit of going out to eat, but to save money and make healthier choices we’ve really been trying to make our own food more! And this recipe is perfect for that! I can add a little bit of rice if I want, or make it into a huge yummy salad! And he can throw it into a few tortillas and have some tacos! Its a win-win for both of us! And has saved us both a lot of money along the way.

My favorite thing about this recipe is how versatile it is. Like I mentioned before, you can make it into a big salad or use it for tacos, and everything in between! Super simple and yummy, cause I don’t think I could ever get sick of tacos. ๐Ÿ™‚

These are the specific ingredients that I used:


STEP 1: Brown turkey in large skillet.ย You can drain the meat if desired, I did as much as I could BEFORE I added the taco seasoning.

STEP 2: Drain the canned vegetables and add to skillet. Stir everything together and let simmer until all is completely cooked.


STEP 3: Serve hot and enjoy with desired toppings! If meal prepping, refer to the paragraph below on what I do!

Serving Options:

  • Add rice to make it into more of a โ€œrice bowlโ€.
  • Add to lettuce to make a large taco salad!
  • Use it inside of tortillas/taco shells.


  • Reduced Fat Shredded Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Light Sour Cream/Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mrs. Dash Southwest Seasoning


When I personally prep this meal for the week ahead, I split it up into 5 containers and then top add a serving of reduced fat shredded cheese and some white rice. Then I put some salsa into a container and add it separately after I’ve reheated it! Below is a picture just to show it looks for me to prep this meal for the week! Which is also why I split it up into 5 servings for the nutritional information, it will vary depending on your preference!



TOTAL = $5.67 / 5 servings = $1.13 per serving. (not including any toppings, etc.)


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 86.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 345.8mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 24.1g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 21.3g 43%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*may vary depending on the brand of ingredients you choose

Turkey Taco Skillet

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 can of whole kernel corn (no salt added)
  • 1 can of black beans (no salt added)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (reduced sodium)


  • Brown turkey in a large skillet and add the full packet of taco seasoning.
  • Drain both cans of vegetables and add to skillet.
  • Mix everything in the skillet together until cooked through.

I hope you enjoy the recipe! Be sure to tag me or hashtag #kristenskitchen if you try it ๐Ÿ™‚


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