Cheesy Turkey Walking Tacos

By Team Turkey
Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée
20 MIN

About this Dish

This recipe is the ULTIMATE in cheesy taco goodness! The “walking taco” or “taco in a bag” is a fairground delicacy we’re bringing to your kitchen. Cheesy Turkey Walking Tacos are easy to put together and full of the satisfying taco flavors you love. Bring the creativity to your table by letting folks build their perfect version of the dish. Plus, these portable bites make a great addition to any game day menu and are sure to earn you MVP of the tailgate. Looking to mix it up? Sub your favorite chip in as the base for these Cheesy Turkey Walking Tacos.

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Now on to the recipe details…

Cooking Style
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


1 lb ground turkey

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp ground pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 small onion, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 c grated pepper jack cheese

6 1 oz bags of corn chips

1 small head of iceberg lettuce, shredded

1/2 c of sliced radish

1/2 c crumbled cotija cheese

1/4 c sliced green onions

2 jalapenos, sliced

1/4 c sour cream



In a large sauté pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat until it’s shimmering. Add the minced onion and garlic and let cook for a minute until softened. Next, add the ground turkey, making sure to break it up with a wooden spoon.

Cook the turkey until golden brown, about 3 minutes.

Lower the heat to medium-low, and add in the grated pepper jack cheese. Stir frequently until the cheese is combined.

Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to use. This will keep refrigerated for up to 4 days; reheat slowly over low heat in a pan on the stovetop, stirring frequently.


On a serving platter or bowl, open each bag of corn chips and gently fold the tops ¼ of the way down.

Carefully spoon Queso-Style Ground Turkey into each bag, making sure to leave room for the other toppings.

Add the shredded lettuce, radish, cheese, jalapenos, green onions and a dollop of sour cream.

Put a fork in each bag and serve with hot sauce on the side.