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Healthy Appetizer Recipe

ground turkey nachos recipe

This appetizer recipe is perfect for when you are in the mood for Mexican flavors. Using ground turkey instead of beef, this traditional snack takes on a healthier look.

Bold flavors from the salsa, green chiles and onions will really wake up your taste buds.

This one is higher in fats, calories and points than many of the other appetizer recipes so be sure to save your points and calories to indulge in this snack for your next party.

Ground Turkey and Salsa Nachos

This appetizer recipe serving size is large enough to make it a meal. With crunchy low fat tortilla topped with ground turkey and cheese makes a snack or appetizer for when the gang unexpectedly drops over.

You can use mild or hot salsa depending on your taste. If you really want to spice this up, try adding some jalapeño peppers....but have some water handy as this will really fire up the taste.

If you want to save on some calories and carbohydrates, skip the tortilla chips and sprinkle a few tortilla strips (for crunch) on top of the meat mixture. Or skip the chips all together and really reduce the carbs in this snack recipe.

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, Main Dish, Meats, Side Dish

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderately difficult


  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup Ortega® Salsa Prima Homestyle Mild
  • 1 (4-oz.) Can Ortega® Diced Green Chiles
  • 1/3 cup Green Onions, sliced
  • 4 cups Low Fat Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup Reduced fat Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded


  1. Combine ground turkey, salsa, chiles and green onions in medium skillet; cook for 5 minutes over medium heat until hot.
  2. Cook until meat is browned and flavors are blended together.
  3. Place corn chips on dinner plates. Scoop style chips work the best but just look for the whole wheat kind.
  4. Fill chips (or top chips) with meat mixture and cheese.
  5. Optional: To melt the cheese, place in the microwave for about 15 - 30 seconds.

Cooking Times

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cooking Time:

5 minutes

Total Time:

15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below.

The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 8
Serving Size 7.8 oz
Calories 567
Total Fat 17g
      Sat Fat 5.7g
Cholesterol 77mg
Sodium 879mg
Total Carbohydrates 72g
      Fiber 5.4g
      Sugar 1.8g
Protein 32.4g

Weight Watchers Points

Smart Points: 16pts
Points Plus: 15pts
Original Points: 12pts


Top these nachos with lots of tomatoes, lettuce and onions to give it even more flavor.

Recipe provided by Ortega

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