Turkey Taco Cups

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Turkey Taco Cups are fun AND customizable for a laid-back party appetizer or packed into your kid's school lunch. With turkey taco meat, shredded Gouda cheese, and all the fixings.


  • For the Taco Meat:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 1 (1-oz) packet taco seasoning
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Taco Cups:
  • Roth Gouda cheese, shredded
  • Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomatoes, finely diced
  • Tortilla chip scoops


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in taco seasoning, garlic, and oregano until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook, breaking the meat up into crumbles, until no longer pink and cooked through.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, water, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Cover and refrigerate.
  4. To assemble, divide the turkey taco meat among your scoop-shaped tortilla chips. Top with cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and any other toppings you desire (sour cream, jalapeños, pickled red onion, the choices are endless!).