Healthy Southwest Turkey Skillet

This healthy southwest turkey skillet is a regular meal at our house! It’s super tasty, packed with protein and veggies, and comes together quickly.

You can customize this in any way you like! Don’t want turkey? Try ground grass-fed beef. Want to add different veggies? Go for it! Want to skip the slaw? It’s still good without it.

The enchilada sauce is really what pulls this whole meal together. I make my own version to make it healthier and avoid unnecessary ingredients. I don’t really measure the spices for the enchilada sauce. I just add a little bit at a time until I get the flavor how I like. If you prefer to use canned enchilada sauce that works too!

This skillet makes enough for 2-3 people, so adjust the amounts if needed.

healthy southwest turkey skillet dinner

Healthy Southwest Turkey Skillet


1/2 zucchini
1 bell pepper
1 lb ground turkey
1 shallot or the whites of green onion (2-3)
Coleslaw mix or broccoli slaw
1/2 can corn
Southwest spice or Chipolte spice blend
Sour cream
Lime juice

For the enchilada sauce:

2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
Chili powder


1. Chop your veggies and get a pan warmed up with a little bit of olive or avocado oil.

2. Add the shallot and cook until it starts to soften. Add your ground turkey and season with salt, pepper, and southwest/ chipotle seasoning.

3. Once the turkey is almost cooked, add your chopped zucchini, corn, and peppers. Cook for a few min.

4. Make your enchilada sauce. In a small bowl combine tomato paste, olive oil, vinegar, salt, and spices to taste. Add a little bit of water at a time until you get a nice runny consistency. Taste and add more spices if needed for flavor.

5. Add the sauce to your pan of turkey and veggies. Combine well and simmer for a few minutes.

6. Make your slaw. Add a little bit of sour cream, lime juice and dab of water to your slaw mix and mix well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

7. Plate! Dish up your turkey mix and top with the slaw. You can place it on rice for more carbs/calories or a bed of greens for more veggies! I like it just in a bowl by itself and the slaw.

Enjoy! You can always top with your favorite hot sauce or salsa if you think it needs more of a kick! You can also try adding extras like beans, cheese, and avocado. Like I said, it’s totally customizable!

Check out some of my other recipes here.

Healthy Southwest Turkey Skillet For Quick Dinner!

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