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Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet

Deep, slow-cooked flavor in just 30 minutes. Wrap this delicious turkey taco quinoa skillet filling into tortillas, scoop it with chips or eat it with a spoon.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Servings 6


  • Medium skillet
  • Can opener
  • Wooden spoon


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 oz can green chilis
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 15 oz
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup cheddar or monterrey jack cheese


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the olive oil and onion. Cook for about 2 minutes until it starts to soften. Add in the turkey and garlic and cook until the meat is almost cooked through, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks. Stir in the taco seasoning and diced green chiles, cooking for another minute. Add the black beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, quinoa and water, stirring until everything is combined.
  • When the mixture starts to bubble, cover the skillet with a lid and lower the heat to medium-low. Simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over top and cover with the lid cooking until the cheese is melted.