Baked Turkey Tacos 

Today I am simplifying a beloved recipe for Taco Tuesday.

Recipe inspired by Budget Bites

One of the things I find annoying about making tacos for kids is the set up at the table.  By the time I make a taco for each of my 5 people, the food is cold. As a rule, no one eats until mom sits down and we do a family blessing. Though taco recipes are easy to make, the assembly is a pain.  So let’s make the whole thing easier.

Optional step one:  get 2 racks

Step 2: have the kids make The Home Made Taco Seasoning (8 ingredients, 3 minutes)


  • 12 hard (or soft tacos if using the taco holder)
  • 1lb ground Organic turkey (Costco)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning (see above)
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (Costco)
  • 1 can Organic black beans (Costco) or for kids who hate seeing beans in tacos, 1 can Organic Refried beans (Harris Teeter, our local grocery store)
  • Organic Mexican shredded cheese (Harris Teeter)
  • Fresh organic salsa (Costco)
  • Diced avocados
  • Full Fat Sour cream
  • Jalapeños, optional


  1. Kids make taco seasoning = 3 tablespoons
  2. Heat oil in pan, add crushed garlic and diced onion.  Cook until translucent ~ 5 min
  3. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  4. Add turkey and seasoning.  Cook until the meat is no longer pink.
  5. Mix in beans of your choice and cook until heated through
  6. Line up shells
  7. Fill shells with meat then sprinkle cheese
  8. Place casserole dish in oven for 5-7 min until cheese is melted and tacos are crispy brown
  9. Or Place taco rack on cookie sheet in oven 5-7 min
  10. Once cooked, top with salsa, avocados, sour cream, jalapeños
  11. Serve and enjoy.  No table side assembly required ☺️


Bon Appetite, Ana-Maria Temple MD

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