Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

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This Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice skillet is an easy 30-minute dinner that is bursting with flavor, naturally low carb, and great for meal prep.

237 CAL 13g CARBS 10g FAT 25g PROTEIN
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One of my favorite tricks to make recipes lighter is to substitute cauliflower rice for regular rice. While I love traditional rice, sometimes I would rather add a ton of toppings like avocado and cheese and leave off the rice. 

I typically just use rice as a base for whatever I am serving and since it isn't the star of the show, I have no trouble swapping in some tasty cauliflower rice

Today I’m sharing an Easy Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet, which comes together in under 30 minutes and is bursting with delicious Mexican flavor. This recipe was a big hit when I served it to my family recently and is perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day you are craving Mexican, which is basically every day for me.

I like to serve this tasty rice with a variety of tasty toppings including sour cream, salsa, avocado, tortilla chips, and spicy bean dip. I also like how versatile this rice skillet can be. You can substitute any type of ground meat you like, add beans, use it as a stuffing for burritos, and spice it up as you prefer.

This Easy Taco Cauliflower Rice Skillet satisfied my craving for Mexican food and left me feeling full and energized (instead of sleepy like a typical carb-heavy Mexican dish does). I hope your family will enjoy this flavorful dish as much as mine does!

Looking for a version with real rice? Try this Turkey Taco Skillet.

The Recipe
Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Turkey Taco and Cauliflower Rice Skillet

237 CAL 13g CARBS 10g FAT 25g PROTEIN
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  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 oz. taco seasoning (or chili powder to taste)
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets, finely chopped (fresh or frozen, or prepared cauliflower rice)
  • 1 cup salsa (of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup water (or broth)

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Use a food processor or grater to make your cauliflower rice, or use prepackaged cauliflower rice.


Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add the turkey and cook until browned and cooked through, breaking it up as it cooks. Add the taco seasoning and cauliflower. Stir until well combined. Add the salsa and water and stir again and then cover the pan and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is cooked to your liking. Serve with your favorite toppings.


Add the taco seasoning and cauliflower. Stir to combine and then pour in the salsa and water. Stir and then cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cauliflower is tender. Top with avocado, cheese, scallions, cilantro, or your favorite taco toppings.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.33 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237
Calories from Fat 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 84mg
Sodium 1012mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 5g
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.


Optional toppings: chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped avocado, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce
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Tammy Gardner
October 18, 2017 - 18:21
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