Crunchy Turkey Taco Cups Your Family Will Devour #PlayingWithFire

If you’ve watched videos and read my talk show posts, you know there are only a handful of recipes here. Possibly three maximum: sweet potato pie, blueberry pastry and a few alcohol-free beverages. I’m not the greatest cook. Our kitchen is far from Instagram or Pinterest-worthy. Food photography is not my forte. With all that aside, I had to share this crunchy turkey tacos recipe I adapted from the original ground beef version by Kevin and Amanda, except I made a few adjustments. I used ground turkey, made mine less spicy and offer insight on baking with a less than perfect oven like ours. My commission-earning Amazon affiliate links are below.

I first tasted this recipe when a mom friend brought it to a holiday party. I couldn’t get enough of them. When I got a taste for them and remembered I had fresh ground turkey in the fridge, I knew I could throw these together for dinner and A.J. would devour them.

Crunchy Turkey Tacos Recipe

Crunchy Turkey Taco Cups REcipe


  • 1 lb 85% Lean/15% fat ground turkey
  • 1 mild taco seasoning packet  
  • Half 10 Oz. can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded nacho cheese
  • 24 Nasoya brand wonton wrappers found in the refrigerated organic section



  • Preheat oven to 415 degrees F.
  • Brown and drain ground turkey in a saucepan. Stir in taco seasoning and 1/2 can of Ro-tel dip. *If you like spicier taco meat, use the full can.
  • Spray nonstick cooking spray in a 12 muffin tin.
  • Line each muffin cup with a wonton wrapper. Add a hefty tablespoon of turkey taco mixture to text cup.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Take a second wonton wrapper and press down over each muffin cup.
  • Add another layer turkey taco mixture,.
  • Sprinkle with a final layer of cheese.
  • Reduce temperature to 375 degrees.
  • Bake turkey tacos in muffin tin for 12 minutes until the edges are golden brown. *If your oven doesn’t heat evenly (ours doesn’t) – halfway through the 12 minute baking time rotate the muffin tin so they cook evenly.

Crunchy Turkey Taco Cup Recipe

I topped my turkey taco cup with sour cream. Add cilantro or chives if you’d like. When I showed them to my friend Candy Olivares, she said she’d put her own spin on them and add avocado as a topping. Check out her Easy Texas Style Nourish Bowl with Avocado.

Spice it up!

If you like a spicier recipe, simply add any or all of the following hot ingredients to your tacos/

  • Spicy taco seasoning packet
  • Tabasco sauce (a tablespoon or two)
  • Habaneros (a teaspoon or two_
  • Sliced jalapenos to top each taco cup
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I have many of the kitchen essentials listed on more Amazon store for Crunchy Turkey Tacos.

I bought all of my ingredients at Kroger, used Kroger brand tomatoes with chilis, sour cream, and nacho/taco cheese.

A.J. ate four if these protein-packed and very filling taco cups in one sitting. If your family likes Mexican food and you don’t want to spend a lot of time standing over the stove, try these crunchy turkey tacos and tell me what you think below!



About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. These turkey taco cups look absolutely DELICIOUS! Perfect for kids and adults

  2. I am a lover of both turkey and tacos and I must say this will be cooked in my house. I never even thought to bring the two together. Thanks for the detailed post on this recipe.

  3. These crunch tacos look so awesome. I wish l could make them. It is so hard to find these ingredients where l live, and when you do, they are astronomically expensive. Almost makes me want to hop on a plane. Just might be cheaper :-).

  4. I made tacos last night! I don’t like cilantro.. it’s a little to strong for me but my recipe was very similar to yours!

  5. I appreciate a quick and easy meal. Plus the kids will love the individual cups. I’m always looking for meals to add to my summer list. This one is perfect. I’ve not made these in years.

  6. I love everything tacos! We make ours with turkey as well. I’m going to have to try this the next time I’m entertaining.

  7. These look so delicious! The perfect melding of snack and meal in my book. Can’t wait to try!