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20 Minute Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps with Guacamole, Salsa, and Cotija Cheese

These turkey taco lettuce wraps come together in 20 minutes, they're low-carb, and super delicious! Topped with guacamole, salsa, and cotija cheese!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Molly | Spices in My DNA


For the lettuce wraps

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • butter lettuce leaves
  • salsa for serving
  • crumbled cotija cheese for serving
  • chopped cilantro for serving

For the guacamole

  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • pinch of salt


  1. Make the guacamole. Add avocados to a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the lime juice, garlic, red onion, cilantro, and salt and mash until desired consistency is reached. Season to taste with additional salt and lime if desired. Set aside.

  2. Heat a medium skillet to medium-high heat and add the ground turkey, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 6-7 minutes, or until cooked through. Once the turkey is almost cooked through, add the ketchup and water. Stir to combine. Once turkey is cooked, remove from the heat.

  3. To assemble tacos, put ground turkey on the butter lettuce leaves, top with salsa, the guacamole, crumbled cotija cheese, and chopped cilantro. Devour!