Ground Turkey Taco Rice Skillet – Simple way to do


Looking for a quick and tasty one-pan meal the whole family will devour? This Ground Turkey Taco Rice Skillet packs all the zesty flavors of tasty tacos into a hearty and satisfying skillet dinner.

With lean ground turkey, rice, beans, tomatoes and melty cheddar cheese, it’s a protein-packed dish that comes together easily.

The best part? Only one skillet is required for this Mexican-inspired meal, meaning less time spent on dishes and more time enjoying the southwest flavors you crave. Simple enough for a weeknight yet delicious enough for company, this taco rice skillet is about to become a classic in your household.

Here is a recipe for making Ground Turkey Taco Rice Skillet:


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced (optional garnish)


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground turkey until browned and crumbled. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Stir in the taco seasoning and water/broth. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the uncooked rice and stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the black beans, diced tomatoes, and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese until cheese is melted.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the top. Cover and let stand 5 minutes to melt cheese completely.
  6. Garnish with sliced green onions if desired.
  7. Serve hot, either scooped right from the skillet or into bowls. Extras keep well refrigerated for several days.

You can adjust spice level by using mild, medium or hot taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!