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Macro-friendly Fajita Ground Turkey Skillet

This macro-friendly fajita ground turkey skillet is a great way to create good food for your family.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Skillet
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: fajitas, ground turkey, healthy, one pan, skillet meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 191kcal


  • 1 1/2 lb lean (93/7) ground turkey (704 g)
  • 1 1/2 cup onion, chopped (150 g)
  • 4 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced (500 g)
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 frozen garlic cubes, or minced cloves
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste (30 g)
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (30 g)
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde (60 g)
  • 2 Tbsp ⅓-less-fat cream cheese or Daiya DF cream cheese (30 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (10 g)


  • Heat a heavy skillet over high heat with a spritz of oil. Add the ground turkey and let it sit for several minutes undisturbed to get a little color on the bottom. Scoot the turkey toward one side and add chopped onion and bell peppers to the other. Saute for a couple of minutes before breaking up the meat and stirring it all as it continues to cook.
  • Add spices, garlic cubes, and tomato paste. Cook until meat is browned and cooked through, and veggies are tender. It should take about ten minutes in total. Turn the heat down to low and mix in vinegar, salsa verde, and cream cheese. Let the cream cheese melt into the mixture, then turn off the heat and toss in cilantro.
  • Enjoy in tacos, over rice bowls, stuffed into sweet potatoes, or tucked in buns like Sloppy Joes!


I’ve used the Foster Farms organic 93/7 ground turkey which is labeled at 4 fat/4 oz. I get mine at Costco. Trader Joe’s has an extra lean ground beef option with the same fat content.
GF/DF: Yes! Just make sure you use dairy-free cream cheese.
MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Fajita Ground Turkey Skillet


Serving: 208g | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.4g | Protein: 25.5g | Fat: 5.8g | Fiber: 2.7g