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Meal Prep Skinny Taco Bake
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Meal Prep Taco Skillet

This Meal Prep Skinny Taco Bake is a delicious, healthier take on a taco dinner. It's a taco casserole filled with ground turkey, sweet potatoes and bell peppers for a nutritious lunch or dinner idea!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: taco bake
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 453kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken (can also use ground beef)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 each red, green and yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips for serving (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Toss sweet potato with 1 tbsp olive oil in an 8x11 or 9x13 baking dish then season with salt & pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until sweet potato is fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat remaining tbsp olive oil over med-high heat in a large skillet. Add ground turkey, onions and garlic, breaking up meat with a slotted spoon, then add chili powder, cumin, paprika and salt. Mix to combine well and cook for 5-6 minutes until meat starts to brown.
  • Remove sweet potatoes from oven and add in turkey mixture along with bell peppers. Top with cheddar cheese then bake for 10 minutes until cheese is fully melted.
  • Top with tomatoes, green onion and cilantro then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 9450IU | Vitamin C: 339.9mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 3.1mg