Whole30 Ground Turkey Taco Bowls

This is perfect for taco Tuesday, making it Turkey Taco Tuesday which is just fun to say. With a quick homemade taco sauce and cauliflower rice this not only comes together quickly it’s a super healthy taco Tuesday option.

The sauce:

Just a couple ingredients and a handful of spices and you have a super flavorful taco sauce. You can crank up or down the heat based on your tastebuds, the beauty of making your own sauce.  You control the heat! To ensure this is Whole30 be sure to read your labels.  Not only on the tomato sauce and tomato paste but also your spices. I know it sounds unreasonable and strange but sugar is snuck into so many places you’d be surprised where you find it! Certainly double check your tomato sauce and paste, even if it’s a brand you’ve purchased in the past, ingredients change.

This sauce is 8 oz of tomato sauce, you should be able to find an 8 oz can for this. I purchased Muir Glen organic tomato sauce which was sugar free. You mix the sauce with 2 tbsp of tomato paste. You can find tomato paste in a tube instead of a can so you’re not wasting an entire can.  Again, just double check your labels! Mix those two ingredients with 1 teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika and cumin. Then comes the heat! I did 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder and man it was spicy. So if you don’t like the heat go anywhere from ⅛ of a teaspoon on up. You could always taste it and add more if needed!

The meat:

I used ground turkey but you can certainly sub that for any ground meat you desire! We typically mix it up between beef, bison, chicken and turkey for our taco bowls. Whichever meat you choose just heat a skillet over medium/high heat and if using turkey or chicken with low fat content add some avocado or olive oil to the pan before adding in the meat. Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking until the meat is browned. My favorite utensil for ground meat is this meat chopper. It is seriously the best at breaking up the meat while you’re cooking.  I’ve never had much luck with a spoon or spatula so if you’re looking for something a tad easier, give this a shot

Once the meat is browned pour in one can, drained, of diced tomatoes with green chiles or jalapenos. Again, whatever you find at your store that is compliant if you’re doing Whole30. Can’t find one with the peppers? Don’t worry about it, you’ll have plenty of flavor from the sauce! Once the tomatoes are stirred in add your sauce and simmer.

The base:

I used cauliflower rice for our base for this bowl but the usual suspects are great options. Quinoa, rice, brown rice, banza rice all make great options if you’re not doing Whole30. If you are doing Whole30, you could sub sweet potato rice, celery root rice or even butternut squash rice! Plenty of options if you’re sick of cauliflower! 

I typically buy frozen cauliflower rice so I always have an option on hand. So for this I used 24 oz and sauteed with salt and pepper for about 10 minutes until it’s just tender.  Quick and easy!

Put it together:

Not much instruction needed here! Scoop your base into a bowl, top with your meat, and whatever other toppings you like! Avocado, cilantro, cheese if not doing Whole30!

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy Taco Tuesday (or any day of the week) option! Leave a comment and let me know how you made it yours!

Whole30 Ground Turkey Taco Bowls

Don't just have taco Tuesday, have turkey taco Tuesday! These hearty bowls are a quick and satisfying meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with jalapeños or green chiles
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 24 oz riced cauliflower

Taco Sauce:

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼-1 tsp chipotle powder

Optional Toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Hot sauce
  • Pico de gallo


  • Mix together your sauce ingredients and set aside
  • Heat a medium skillet over med/high heat and add the olive oil
  • Add the ground turkey, season with salt & pepper and stir continuously to break up the meat while it browns
  • Heat another skillet over med/high heat and add the cauliflower rice, season with salt & pepper
  • Once your meat is browned add the diced tomatoes and stir in the taco sauce, reduce heat to a simmer and let cook while the cauliflower rice finishes
  • Cook the cauliflower rice until just tender, should take about 10 min or so
  • Put it together and top with your taco favorites, avocado, hot sauce, pico de gallo
Keyword Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Whole30

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