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Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos

The easiest slow cooker turkey tacos on the planet. Made with a DIY homemade taco seasoning. My go-to weeknight taco recipe!
Course Dinner, Game Day, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker, Tacos
Keyword slow cooker turkey tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 tacos; 2 tacos per person
Calories 448 kcal
Author Monique of


  • For the taco meat:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound 94% lean ground turkey (can also use 99% lean if you desire)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Toppings:
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered (can also use 1 large tomato, diced)
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Shredded lettuce, for topping
  • Sliced jalapeno, for topping


  1. Add olive oil to a large skillet and place over medium high heat. Add onions and turkey. Brown the turkey, and break up the meat with a wooden spoon until nice and browned. 
  2. Transfer to the slow cooker and add in garlic, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. Once ready to serve, divide meat between 8 corn tortillas. Add grape tomatoes, cheese, diced avocado, lettuce and jalapeno slices. Serves 4. Optional to serve with greek yogurt, if desired.

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: sub dairy free cheese or simply leave off the cheese.

Nutrition Facts
Amazing Slow Cooker Turkey Tacos
Amount Per Serving (2 tacos)
Calories 448 Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.9g32%
Saturated Fat 5.4g34%
Carbohydrates 38.2g13%
Fiber 8.4g35%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 30g60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.