Taco Bowls

01.15.2018

Taco Bowls are jam packed with Mexican flavors and abundance of nutritious ingredients so say hello to a perfectly delicious, healthy weeknight dinner! You get all the things you love about in a classic taco in a protein rich and veggie packed deconstructed bowl form.

Taco Bowls

Tacos Bowls on Repeat

These are so good in fact that I made them twice this week, then when I was at the store I grabbed more cauliflower rice so I could make the again this coming week.

Slightly obsessed.

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It’s pretty much just a bowl full of veggies with lean protein so you can’t go wrong here. Plus it’s super filling.

Taco Bowls ground turkey filling in large non-stick skillet

Shortcuts with This Layered Taco Recipe

  • The base of these bowls are pre-cut frozen cauliflower “rice” you can find the cauli rice in the freezer section of most grocery stores.
  • Go for pre-shredded cheese. Saves time and less clean up.
  • You can also use store-bought pico de gallo found in the produce section of many grocery stores.

Taco Bowls shown in single serving layered with cauliflower rice, seasoned ground turkey, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, corn, avocado, cilantro and lime

Ingredients for This Recipe

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Ground turkey
  • Spices including chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Tomato sauce
  • Frozen cauliflower rice
  • Frozen corn
  • Shredded mexican cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Avocado
  • Fresh cilantro and lime

Scroll below for printable recipe.

How to Make Taco Bowls

  • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic and saute 10 seconds, then add turkey and season lightly with salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each add more at the end as desired).
  • Cook, turning and breaking up turkey occasionally, until cooked through, 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Add in chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook 20 seconds longer, while tossing.
  • Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce, bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low and let simmer until sauce has reduced, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  • To assemble bowls divide rice cauliflower among bowls, top with turkey mixture, corn, cheese, avocados, pico, cilantro and serve with limes for spritzing.

Turkey Taco Bowls

Can Regular Rice Be Used?

Believe it or not we tried these with both cauliflower rice and brown rice and the cauliflower rice won but you can definitely use white or brown rice if that’s what you have on hand.

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Taco Bowls

5 from 6 votes

Hello to a new favorite weeknight dinner! These Taco Bowls are jam packed with Mexican flavors and abundance of nutritious ingredients. A dinner that tastes amazing that you can feel great about eating!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Taco Bowls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 481 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Taco filling

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (2 tsp)
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder (preferrably 1/2 Tbsp regular 1/2 Tbsp ancho chili powder)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

For bowls

  • 2 (12 oz) bags riced cauliflower, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup frozen corn, cooked according to package instructions (optional)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 cup homemade* or store-bought pico de gallo
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro and lime slices, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add garlic and saute 10 seconds, then add turkey and season lightly with salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each add more at the end as desired). 

  3. Cook, turning and breaking up turkey occasionally, until cooked through, 5 - 6 minutes. 

  4. Add in chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and cook 20 seconds longer, while tossing.

  5. Pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce, bring to a simmer then reduce heat to low and let simmer until sauce has reduced, about 3 - 5 minutes. 

  6. To assemble bowls divide rice cauliflower among bowls, top with turkey mixture, corn, cheese, avocados, pico, cilantro and serve with limes for spritzing. 

  7. *For homemade pico de gallo, in a bowl toss together 3 diced Roma tomatoes, 1/4 cup diced yellow onion, 1 small minced garlic clove, 2 Tbsp minced cilantro, 1 Tbsp lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

Nutrition Facts
Taco Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 942mg 39%
Potassium 1497mg 43%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 27.1%
Vitamin C 113.7%
Calcium 24.5%
Iron 23.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

16 comments

  • Sophie: I love taco bowls very much. I will share this for my best friends. Thanks for sharing! June 22, 2018 at 12:17am Reply

  • Temple Jogos: I love taco bowls so much and share this with my friend May 5, 2018 at 2:49am Reply

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