Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos Recipe

One Pot Shredded Turkey Tacos

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

Quick and easy shredded turkey tacos recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 20 minutes. Great use of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Servings: 8 Tacos
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: homemade tacos
Calories: 231 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter Unsalted
  • 1 cup Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Seeds removed, Finely chopped, Or use 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilis that's been drained
  • 2.5 cups Leftover turkey Shredded
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 cup Cranberry sauce
  • 8 Taco Shells


  1. Heat oil and butter in a nonstick pot or pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onions, jalapeno and saute until becomes soft and translucent.

  3. Add turkey, cumin powder, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and mix everything together.

  4. Cook for a few minutes until turkey is heated through.

  5. To serve, spoon some of this turkey mixture in a tortilla shell, along with some lettuce, cranberry sauce and other toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Shredded Turkey Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 231 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 104mg4%
Potassium 182mg5%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.