No matter the occasion, everyone loves Mexican food. And we’ve got a treasure trove of recipes perfect for anything from a backyard fiesta to a relaxing weeknight dinner. Mexican food is known for its bold yet comforting flavor profile. A turkey twist makes these classic recipes a little lighter and oh so delicious. To us, there’s never a bad time to take your taste buds south of the border! Over the course of this post, we will break down a few of our fiesta favorites into two categories, fresh takes on Mexican food and the classics you simply can’t mess with. Just try one of these go-to Mexican favorites and you’ll be saying, “Viva La Turkey!”

Fresh Takes

There’s obviously nothing wrong with going for a classic, but what about the home cook who wants to change things up? Keep your favorite flavors in the mix while introducing some nuance. Whether it’s a healthier alternative or the hottest recipe hack on social media, we’ve got you covered.

Looking for a light, but fun Mexican turkey dinner? Turkey Romaine Tacos with Jicama Slaw are sure to do the trick. Boasting a bright citric slaw to balance the savory flavors of ground turkey taco meat, these lettuce wrap tacos are anything but boring. Keeping the healthy substitute train rolling to our next stop, Turkey Fajita Bowls with Cauliflower Rice and your favorite flavors from the grill transformed into a bowl of goodness. Lastly, Mexican Turkey Sweet Potato Nachos work perfectly as an appetizer or entrée. While we can’t tell you when to serve these layers of love, we can say with certainty that this dish will be requested often.

For the next fresh take, we did a deep dive into social media to bring you the hottest trend in home cooking (according to TikTok). The Grilled Turkey Quesadilla is far from your average. One fold, we think not. How about three folds, each sporting a different layer of flavor? This recipe comes together quick and will save you plenty of prep and cook time. Sometimes, the internet actually is right.  

grilled turkey quesadilla

The Classics

These next recipes pair perfectly with a margarita or cerveza of your choice. We all love the classics, so why not dig in? If you’re looking for a righteous dish to satisfy your cravings, you’ve come to the right place. Like it spicy? Add a few extra jalapeno peppers for a kick in the spice department.

Verde Ground Turkey Enchiladas bring familiarity through a tasty green salsa and spiced ground turkey. This combo is lovingly wrapped into tortillas and baked until golden and bubbly. Looking for a standout party dish? These next two classics will provide ample excitement at any gathering. Cheesy Turkey Nachos with Avocado Lime Crema will go fast and have your guests asking for more. Our cheesy Mexican ground turkey is a safe bet to please a crowd and quell any hunger.

How else would we round out this stellar group than with the pinnacle of Mexican classics, Crunchy Turkey Tacos? Let’s be honest about one thing, one taco is never enough. This recipe is so good that you’ll have to make extra. Did we mention this sure-fire dish only takes 20 minutes to throw together? That’s right, please a crowd and take some stress off your plate.

Whichever way you choose, if you try turkey you’ll be in for a fiesta of flavors and texture. All roads on this map lead to flavor town and we’re just happy to go along for the ride.