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turkey taco bowl filled with rice zucchini feta sour cream and lime with bowl of pico de gallo and quacamole

Ground Turkey and Rice Taco Bowls

  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


These Ground Turkey and Rice Taco Bowls are perfect for an easy dinner option. The kids can build their own, which mine always love to do. 


  • 1 pound package of ground turkey
  • 1 cup yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 zucchini, sliced thin
  • 2 cups of cheese- I had feta and cheddar as choices (1 cup of each)
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup of pico de gallo
  • 2 avocados, sliced or mashed into guac
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 pack of taco seasoning (1/2 ounce)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



  1. Cook the rice and set aside.
  2. Prepare the avocado, pico, cheese, sour cream and lime wedges & stick in fridge until serving time.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Add the yellow onion and red pepper and cook for 2 minutes, then add the zucchini. Sprinkle in salt, stir, and allow this to cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the heat down if the zucchini and onions start to brown.
  4. Remove all veggies from the skillet and place in a bowl and cover with foil to keep in the heat.
  5. Return skillet to medium heat and add the ground turkey. Break up the turkey and cook until no longer pink, add 1/2 package of taco seasoning and stir. Cooking Tip: Add a few tbsp of water if it looks really dry. Ground turkey is lean and it sometimes needs a little water with the taco seasoning.*Cook another 3-5 minutes until fully cooked (a few minutes after no pink in sight)
  6. Have everyone build their own taco bowls and enjoy a delicious, quick and healthy meal.



  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner Meals
  • Method: stovetop & rice cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: turkey taco bowls, easy taco bowls, ground turkey recipes