Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

These healthy turkey taco lettuce wraps make an easy, low carb dinner that the whole family will love! Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday!

Love low-carb recipes? Try my Cheeseburger Salad recipe next!

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps on a plate with sour cream on top and guacamole and salsa in the background.

My husband and I always joke/complain about the fact that everything that tastes good seems to be bad for you or fattening. Cheese, chocolate, fried food, you name it. But these taco lettuce wraps are an extreme exception to that rule. These are so good, and you would never even realize that you’re eating something healthy! They’re low in carbs, high in protein, and are loaded with all things good for you! (With a little cheese and smidge of sour cream, because, I am who I am.)

Alright, so first thing’s first.

Taco Fillings

There are unlimited ingredient options when you’re making tacos, here are some of the most common ones:

  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, Red Onions, Corn.
  • Fruits: Avocado, Jalapenos, Black Olives.
  • Cheeses: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Queso, Fontina.
  • Other: Sour Cream, Black Beans, Cilantro, Black Olives, Guacamole, Salsa, Hot Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Tortilla Strips, Pico De Gallo, Refried Beans.

Overhead shot of ingredients needed to make turkey taco lettuce wraps

Best Lettuce for Lettuce Wraps

  • Romaine lettuce leaves are larger in size and hold up nicely for taco wraps, especially if you use two.
  • Butter Lettuce works well for these PF Changs Chicken Lettuce wraps, where the filling is lighter.
  • Iceberg lettuce makes a nice alternative and multiple lettuce leaves can also be used.

Wanna skip the lettuce? Try these Taco Stuffed Peppers instead!

Skillet full of ground turkey and ground beans, surrounded by lettuce, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and cilantro on white table.

Storing Leftovers

  • The leftover turkey/black bean mixture should be kept in an airtight container and used within three days. 
  • Taco salads are an alternative way to use up leftovers. Chop up the romaine and top it with your leftover toppings and reheated turkey/black beans.

Hand holding a plate of turkey tacos with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole in the background.

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5 from 5 votes
Servings: 4
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Turkey Taco Recipe

These healthy turkey taco lettuce wraps make an easy, low carb dinner that the whole family will love! Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth can sub water
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 15 oz. black beans
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 ½ cups Cheese shredded, see notes
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves (each wrap uses 2 overlapped leaves)
  • Fresh Cilantro Roughly chopped, to garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble the ground turkey in a pan over medium heat for 15 minutes, until cooked through.

  2. Add taco seasoning and ¾ cup chicken broth. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. 

  3. Add the black beans and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. 

  4. Stack two lettuce leaves on top of one another for each wrap. 

  5. Spoon ground turkey and black bean mixture into each lettuce wrap and sprinkle with remaining toppings and a dollop of sour cream. Top with fresh cilantro and serve! 

Recipe Notes

Cheese options for Tacos include Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Queso, Fontina, or a combination of multiple!

Storing Leftovers

  • The leftover turkey/black bean mixture should be kept in an airtight container and used within three days. 
  • Taco salads are an alternative way to use up leftovers. Chop up the romaine and top it with your leftover toppings and reheated turkey/black beans. 
Nutrition Information
Calories: 521, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 613mg, Potassium: 1070mg, Carbohydrates: 32g, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 48g, Vitamin A: 5885%, Vitamin C: 11.9%, Calcium: 398%, Iron: 4.2%