Mom’s One Pan Taco Skillet

Dinner  |  Published Feb 14, 2019  |  Updated Jan 11, 2021  |  By Tawnie

taco skillet in a blue cast iron skillet

Taco Skillet was one of my mom’s go to dinner recipes when we were growing up in the house. Now, it’s turned into a staple here in my house

Reasons why it’s such a keeper recipe:

  • Easy to make
  • Everyone always loves it
  • You can have most ingredients already stocked and in your pantry.
  • It’s a balanced meal along with a salad or grilled veggie.
  • It’s satisfying!
  • This cheesy taco skillet bake is make with ground turkey, easily made low carb by skipping out on the tortillas, and all made in one pan!
taco skillet in a white bowl

Ingredients you need to make Taco Skillet

ingredients needed to make taco skillet
  • Lean ground turkey
  • Olive oil
  • Southwest salsa hot – or salsa of choice
  • White onion
  • Fresh garlic
  • Tortillas
  • Low sodium kidney beans 
  • Low sodium tomato soup
  • Taco seasoning
  • Shredded cheese

How to make Taco Skillet

step by step photos of how to make taco skillet
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey with olive oil, diced onion and garlic until the meat is no longer pink. Drain out any liquid leftover in the pan.
  2. Add in the taco seasoning, salsa, tomato soup, and kidney beans. Mix together and bring to a boil, then let it simmer down for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Right before serving mix in tortilla strips and top with cheese. Enjoy!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Mix the following ingredients together in place of a taco seasoning packet if you prefer to make homemade taco seasoning:

  • 1 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. salt and pepper
taco skillet in a white bowl topped with cheese and green onions

Different beans (besides the kidney beans) you can add to this meal:

  • Black beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Black Eyed Pea
  • Navy beans

I love this meal not only because it is quick but it is budget friendly as well.

Cutting the flour tortilla strips up into the meal is recommended, but if you’d like to control the amount of tortilla you are consuming, skip this step and eat the tortilla on the side! 🙂

Do you prefer flour or corn tortillas?

taco skillet in a white bowl topped with cheese
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Mom’s One Pan Taco Skillet

Such an easy and tasty weeknight dinner recipe. Makes great leftovers for lunch the next day too!
4.75 from 12 reviews
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 172kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups southwest salsa hot – or salsa of choice
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 5-10 Tortillas
  • 1, 15oz. can low sodium kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1, 10 3/4 oz. can low sodium tomato soup
  • 1, 1 oz (28g) packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large non stick skillet over medium heat, cook the ground turkey with olive oil, diced onion and garlic until the meat is no longer pink. Drain out any liquid leftover in the pan.
  • Add in the taco seasoning, salsa, tomato soup, and kidney beans. Mix together and bring to a boil, then let it simmer on low for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Right before serving, mix in sliced tortilla strips (or serve with tortillas on the side) and top with cheese. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • For a spicy kick, add in jalapeños or Sriracha!
  • *Can sub black beans for kidney beans.
  • Leave tortillas on the side if you plan on enjoying leftovers the next day.
  • Can enjoy as a dip with tortilla chips too!
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Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 352mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 345IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

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Elena
2 years ago

My family loved this recipe – thanks!

Krissy Allori
2 years ago

One skillet meals are this moms best friend on busy week nights. I made this one and it was a hit with all of the family.

Pam
2 years ago

Sounds great! I would top it with lettuce, tomato and maybe a dollop of sour cream. Yum!

Carrie Robinson
2 years ago

I have a feeling that my family would love this recipe! Definitely making this soon. 🙂

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
2 years ago

This looks like the perfect weeknight meal option, especially as it is so quick to make!

Rachel
3 years ago

Made this recipe today and it’s delicious!

Devonne
5 years ago

This was so good, Tawnie!! My daughter loved! And, it was easy to make. 🙂

7 years ago

Great idea to cut the tortillas in strips. This is my kinda one-pot dish!

Looks amazing…also thank you for the tortilla strips idea, my daughter would love that!

This is such a great weeknight dinner recipe to have on hand! So simple but still so tasty!

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