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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps /

How To Make The BEST Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

November 6, 2017

Give us 2 minutes and we can show you how to make the quickest and delicious Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps this side of the rodeo…

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps /

45 degree close up view of turkey lettuce wrap with avocado and red pepper props

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps are deliciously crisp when you bite into them and then cheesy, zesty, creamy and crunchy- all wrapped up into one. It has all the flavors of the perfect taco without all the CARBS (carbohydrates).

Top down photo of 5 turkey taco lettuce wraps with jalapeno and

How many of you out there are watching their carbs, on keto diet or diabetic diet or just trying not to eat anything white? With the holidays fast approaching it can be difficult to stay on course but we are here to help you out with a few quick and easy low carb appetizers.

Holding the turkey taco lettuce wrap in our hand ready to take a bite

Be sure to try our Baked Cheesy Salami Wrapped Jalapeños , Asian Beef Roll Ups  and our Traditional Baba Ghanoush with crispy vegetables to dip for some other low carb appetizers to try.

Top down shot of 5 turkey taco lettuce wraps

Whether you are hosting a gathering or need to bring a starter to pass you are going to be ready to go. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps takes less than 30 minutes to throw together. You could even brown the ground turkey and prepare all the topping in advance for a quick throw together just before your guests arrive.

Are you aware that usually the first ingredient on a taco seasoning mix is DEXTROSE? Yep, you heard me right DEXTROSE= SUGAR is the very first ingredient. If you are diabetic or on a keto diet those pre-mixed taco seasoning mixes are off limits to you. However, it is super simple to make your own taco seasoning mix with a few spices from your pantry. Check out our recipe below for details.

zoomed in close up turkey taco lettuce wraps

Sometimes you can go from feeling full to famished in nanoseconds…. And you want something quick that sticks to your ribs kind of meal or high powered snack. Learning how to make Turkey Taco Lettuce wraps is a great tool to have in your back pocket for just these occasions.

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps are perfect for pre-game or tailgating for your next sporting function. Fun to eat and full of flavor and you can make them with any toppings your little heart desires. We made ours with ground turkey just for a leaner protein and topped with a little guacamole, cotija cheese, jalapeno and red bell peppers, tomatoes and cilantro. We used red leaf lettuce fresh from the last of the Farmer’s markets but also delicious with romaine or iceberg lettuce too. Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps are also very fun party food. You just put out the fresh lettuce leaves and all the toppings and let everyone make their own just they want they want it. Perfect for the picky eaters in the group.

Bite out of turkey taco lettuce wraps

We made a quick guacamole from scratch which consisted of mashing 2 ripe avocados, lime, tomato, salt and mixing well. If you are feeling lazy just slice some avocado on top. Avocados are delicious and perfect on this low carb lettuce wrap. Avocados are a nutritive super food full of minerals and vitamins and fiber. Did you know that avocados are a fruit? Super creamy and delicious and make you feel fuller longer and more satisfied due their healthy fats.

We made enough for a hungry tailgating crew but you can just cut the recipe in half if just a couple of you.

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Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps /

How To Make The BEST Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

By HWC Magazine  , , , , , ,   

November 6, 2017

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps are a delicious low carb appetizer; cheesy, zesty, creamy and crunchy- all wrapped up into one. Perfect party food!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 18 appetizers


Olive oil – 1 tablespoon or non-stick oil spray

2 pounds of ground turkey

2 Tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 ½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. dried oregano

¼ tsp. paprika

1 tsp. sea salt

¼-½ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

water ¼ cup

Lettuce leaves – 18 (we used red leaf lettuce but can use romaine or iceberg, etc) washed cleaned and dry.

Optional Toppings as Desired

Guacamole (avocado, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper to taste)

Tomato – 1 chopped

Cotigo cheese – as desired

Red bell pepper – 1 chopped finely

Jalapeno – 2 chopped finely

Coriander (cilantro) ½ cup chopped

Limes - as desired

And anything else your little heart desires (onion, fresh salsa, etc)


1Add oil in skillet and brown your ground turkey. Add the Taco seasonings (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper) Add water and mix well. Set aside and keep warm.

2Lay out your clean and dry lettuce leaves and top with warm ground taco turkey and any topping you desire. We topped with freshly made guacamole, tomato, cheese, red bell pepper, jalapeno and coriander.


  • Katerina

    They look utterly delicious! I love anything tacos!

    • HWC Magazine

      We do too!We just kicked taco Tuesday another couple of notches. Thanks so much Katerina.

    • Thanks so much. We have been on a huge Tex Mex kick lately, probably just craving spice with the weather cooling down.

  • Such a quick and easy and delightfully delicious looking treat! These would make Bobby and I an easy, light lunch without sacrificing the spiciness we so love. 🙂 Thanks!

    • HWC Magazine

      Thanks so much MJ! Perfect for a light lunch or appetizer too. We love the little kick from the jalepeno too!

    • Thank you MJ! Extra jalapeños for you you my dear! They work really well as a lunch, snack , appetizer and game day grub! Take Care

  • Great timing! This is how I eat my tacos now and we just happen to have some leftovers in the fridge. I’ll be adding some avocado slices and loving every.single.bite.

    • HWC Magazine

      Avocados really add that creamy healthy fat layer that makes this dish delish. Thank you dear and wishing you a super day!

    • We are completely addicted to the healthy fats in the avocado. This ingredient really makes this recipe sing.

  • kitchenriffs

    Quick, easy, tasty — who can resist? Lettuce wraps are so good, and taco ones? Terrific idea! Almost like a handheld taco salad. 🙂

    • Love that idea! A Hand held taco salad… but a little less messy. 🙂

  • I like the idea of having a lettuces wrapped taco. I make my own taco seasoning and adding some homemade guacamole would be terrific . What a great idea.

    • So happy you like this one Gerlinde. We have been making our own taco seasoning for a long time, ever since we turned the package over and read the ingredient list on the pre-made kind. Who needs sugar in their taco anyways? Really?

  • abbethisishowicook

    Always great to have a substitute for tortillas. And just like Chinese lettuce wraps, these are pretty awesome too! Great suggestion!

    • Thank you Abbe! Lettuce wraps for every cuisine! Yeah!

  • What a healthy and delish looking taco. They look so fresh and enticing, I bet no one can say no to these healthy tacos.

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