Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

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Swap carb-laden tortillas with lettuce shells to slash a boatload of calories! Crisp leaves are flavored with a zesty clean-eating taco seasoning and stuffed with wholesome ingredients like lean turkey, tomatoes, and avocado. These Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps burst with savory tastes and textures.

With super simple instructions and minimal prep time, these shells can be made in a matter of minutes. They’re a quick and easy dinner for the whole family. What are you waiting for? Give taco night a healthified makeover with these Lettuce Wrapped Turkey Tacos!

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 lettuce leaf taco | Calories: 215 | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 866mg | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Sugars: 4g | Protein: 16g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6 |


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning, homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt (only if not already in the taco seasoning, like in the homemade version above)
  • 1 cup (half-pint) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 1 cup salsa, no sugar added
  • 12 whole romaine heat lettuce leaves


  1. Add ground turkey to a skillet. Cook over medium heat for 8 minutes until browned. Add 1/3 cup water, taco seasoning, and salt (if not already an ingredient in the seasoning). Allow to cook for 3 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Double each lettuce leaf so the top fits into the second and you have 6 doubled leaves altogether. Spoon in meat mixture. Add cherry tomatoes and avocado pieces. Top each with salsa.
  3. Serve and enjoy!


7 Comments on "Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps"

  1. Mary Ann  June 13, 2016

    At first it looked like the taco mixture was in bell pepper halves and then I saw it was lettuce…ok….but why not bell peppers. I’m going to try it because I have one, with the chopped up pork I have. I’ll add lettuce to it. Thanks for the idea.

    • Gale Compton  June 13, 2016

      Mary Ann, Sure bell peppers would work too. 🙂

  2. Betty  November 8, 2016

    How much of the turkey mix do you put in each lettuce wrap for 6 points?

    • Kym Votruba  November 9, 2016

      The recipe will use about 2 1/2 ounces of turkey in each lettuce cup.

  3. Janet Allen  June 4, 2019

    It was delicious but for tender taste buds I would only put 1/4 chili powder….it was SPICY….

  4. Felicia  September 9, 2019

    So my question is if you leave out the salsa, would this be zero points?

    • Nichole Furlong  September 9, 2019

      No, the salsa is not causing the points. Avocado is not a zero point food and only ground turkey breast is zero points.


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