Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos

Here's the Dish

This dish is one of my favorite go-to quick, easy, and healthy dinners! This dish has all of the Mexican flavors, and is packed full of nutrition! The lettuce wraps make this dish low in carbohydrates, while being extremely high in protein, which will keep you feeling satisfied.


The estimated total time to make this recipe is 25-30 Minutes.


Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add turkey meat, salsa, green chiles, and taco seasoning to skillet, and turn on heat to medium high.  Stir everything to combine, breaking up turkey as best as possible while cooking. Cook for 8-12 minutes, or until turkey is completely browned, and cooked through, (no longer pink). Take off heat. Add beans and corn and stir to combine.


To make the lettuce wraps, Cut off the stem (or base) of the lettuce head, and cut in half long ways. Peel off individual leaves, and wash and pat dry.  Scoop 1/2 cup meat into lettuce wraps and and top with low fat plain greek yogurt or low fat sour cream, additional salsa, and olives if desired.


1 lb Lean ground turkey or beef (I used extra lean)
1 cupSalsa (I used Newman's Own Pineapple salsa)
1 (4 oz) Green chiles
1/2 tbsTaco seasoning
1 (15 oz) can Corn, drained
1 (15 oz) canBlack beans, rinsed and drained
1 Head lettuce OR 6 low carb tortillas
Optional: Low fat plain greek yogurt or low fat sour cream, additional salsa for serving, corn, black beans, sliced olives

Katie's Tip!

This meat mixture freezes really well! I like to freeze individual servings, and re-heat it and put it on a low carb tortilla for a quick and easy lunch!

Nutrition Breakdown

6 Servings
199 Calories per Serving
2 g Fat
24 g Carbohydrate
6 g Fiber
1 g Sugar
23 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving


Debbie Ward said:

Hi Katie:

I would like to make a suggestion that you put the serving size on your recipes. I know you say how many servings per recipe but it would be nice to know if this means 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup etc. Since there are only two of us in my household I would prefer not to have to section everything out into services and could just measure a little at a time. Thank you for your consideration. You are an inspiration and I truly enjoy your site.

January 10th, 2013 — 3:43pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

hi debbie, i appreciate your feedback! i do try my best however, there are times where it wont be exact…example..if i say use 1 large cauliflower.. then i feel that i cant give an exact measure for the final product, as every large cauliflower is slightly different in size..does that make sense!? :)

January 11th, 2013 — 12:53pm  | 

Brittany said:

I was wondering if you could give me a suggestion on how to prepare the letuce before I put my filling in. When I put the filling in it just wants to fall out! Maybe there is a certain way I am supposed to be cutting my head of lettuce?!?! Thanks for any feedback! I love your site!

January 11th, 2013 — 4:39pm  |  Reply

Cara said:

Made this tonight for dinner and oooooh my gosh… It was SO good! Thank you for the recipe… Will definitely make it again soon!

May 11th, 2013 — 12:46am  |  Reply

Katie said:

Made it for dinner tonight. It came out perfectly and I can’t wait to enjoy my left overs at work tomorrow!

July 11th, 2013 — 7:59pm  |  Reply

Hana said:

I loved how simple this recipe was! The only crucial thing that I added was salt. Maybe the taco seasoning and salsa that I used were both less salty than yours. A pinch of salt did just the trick!

Added a small dollop of sour cream, a few small pieces of avocado, and a few drops of sriracha. Delicious!

September 18th, 2013 — 9:52pm  |  Reply

Mary said:

200 calories per lettuce cup?? How many lettuce cups are in a serving?

December 4th, 2013 — 9:07pm  |  Reply

Crystal said:

Generally a lunch or dinner meal should be about 4oo -500 calories, so 2 lettuce cups would be a serving in this case.
My guess is that there is between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup of filling in each lettuce cup. The servings would increase and the calories per serving will decrease if the lettuce cups are small.

The caloric intake would be a little higher with a tortilla.

Overall, the calories are from really high protein (stored in muscle tissue) and fibre (passes right through) sources, not fat and sugar sources; If it’s a major concern – or if you are diabetic, omit the corn and replace with fresh chopped tomato (or other firm, low glycemic veggie), and be mindful of serving sizes for higher sugar items like salsa.

August 13th, 2014 — 12:39pm  | 

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