Turkey Taco Party Cups Recipe

Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey!

Magic can be found in many different ways around the holiday season. One place I find magic at this time of the year is in the food my family savours. Preparing holiday favourites should not take you away from festivities you have planned with your loved ones. This is where Canadian Turkey wants to give Canadians a hand this holidays season! They have a plethora of tips, tricks that and recipes, including a delicious appetizer, Turkey Taco Party Cups, to help you make a little bit of magic for the holidays!

Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey
Photo Credit: www.canadianturkey.ca; Turkey Taco Party Cups on a serving plate.

Making holiday magic for groups big and small 

A holiday celebration should not be judged by the number of people who gather together. What matters most is being together to create and share special moments. One thing to think about when you have loved ones together is specific dietary concerns of your revellers. This is turkey shines! Whether you are feeding a large group or a an intimate meal for two, turkey cane prepared in a variety of ways to fit your needs. This favourable fowl also can adapt well to a number of flavour profiles, so you can use it in your family’s favourite spice blend, glazes, and rubs.

Planning ahead + valuable short cuts = party success 

Celebrating the holidays with a large group this year? Want a hand to prep and feed your gang for your get-together? Planning ahead and using valuable short cuts can help! Canadian Turkey has developed a wide variety of recipes that can help you entertain like a pro. When you go to their website, you can bookmark recipes that can feed a crowd, be created ahead of time, go from the freezer into the oven, or can be used as festive appetizers or starters. You can also download delicious Canadian Turkey appetizer recipes HERE!

You can be ready for any kind of gathering with this helpful tips! Don’t forget to save your favourites so you can be ready to enjoy your guests no matter how large or small it may be. One great idea to have on hand is their scrumptious Turkey Taco Party Cups for your next cocktail party or pot-luck. What’s great about this recipe? You can prepare ahead of time and then put together on the day you want to serve them.

Turkey Taco Party Cups Recipe

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Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey
Turkey Taco Party Cups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Serves: 8-12 taco cups Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: turkey taco party cups
Servings: 12 cups
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 3 large tortillas cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 12 jalapeno slices optional
  • ½ cup Mexican cheese optional
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet
  2. Sauté onions for 4-6 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Add ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with taco seasoning.
  4. Cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 8-10 mins.
  5. Add tomatoes and stir to combine. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Take each piece of tortilla and press into muffin cup to create a cup.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes until browned and crispy.
  10. To assemble: place 1 1/2-2 tbsp of ground turkey mixture into each cup. Top with 1-1 1/2 tsp sour cream, cherry tomato slices, jalapeño slices and cheese. Serve at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

TIP: You can make the ground meat up to 3 days ahead and store in the refrigerator. Feel free to serve with alternate toppings; shredded lettuce, avocado pieces, cheddar cheese or salsa.

Making Canadian Turkey the star of your holiday season

Since Canadian Turkey is so versatile, it is easy to make this powerful protein the star of your holiday season. You can get creative and try a new recipe, or you can stick to your tried and true go-to meals. I love that Turkey can be used as the main ingredient of your favourite appetizers or main dishes to make magic dishes for your guests. Have a look below to discover more fabulous ways to include Canadian Turkey when putting together your next holiday event!

Turkey Taco Party Cups Recipe
Photo credit: Canadian Turkey, Turkey Taco Party Cups

5 Ways to Entertain with Ground Turkey

  1. Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed.
  2. Use seasoned cooked ground turkey, a little bit of your favourite cheese, and 1 jelly in puff pastry pockets or puff pastry shells for a quick appetizer.
  3. Cook seasoned ground turkey with canned tomatoes to make a base for individual servings of pasta or chilli that can be made ahead of time and warmed up for a hot dish to serve when guests arrive.
  4. Combine seasoned cooked turkey and taco spice to make a base for self-serve mini tacos or burritos. Make a do-it-yourself serving station by setting out various toppings.
  5. Use ground turkey to stuff mini veggies like cherry tomatoes or miniature peppers. Top with a little bit of sour cream or crème fraîche.
Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey
Photo Credit: www.canadianturkey.ca; Taco Turkey Cups on a serving plate.

More turkey tips to add magic to your holidays!

Would you like to find additional tips, recipes, Turkey Basics videos and HOW-TOs? Hop over to Canadian Turkey’s website to find more cooking inspiration! Canadian Turkey makes cooking for the holiday season easy with their festive recipe suggestions and turkey prep tips.

Will this be you first time cooking a turkey? The Year-Round Whole Turkey HOW TOs section shares how to prepare a whole Canadian Turkey for your friends and family for any gathering. Their recipe section is packed with tasty recipes for whole turkey and turkey cuts so you can serve delicious, nutritious, and versatile turkey to your loved ones every day!

We hope that these handy tips will come in handy to help you make a bit of magic this holiday season!

Disclaimer: This post is generously sponsored by Canadian Turkey.

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Comments

  1. Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed is my favourite tip.

  2. Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed

  3. I like the Use ground turkey to stuff mini veggies like cherry tomatoes or miniature peppers. Top with a little bit of sour cream or crème fraîche tip the best.

  4. My favorite tip Canadian Turkey shared to help me entertain using ground turkey meat is making their EASY TURKEY MEATBALL MEAL STARTERS.

  5. The tip I like best is I can make the ground meat up to 3 days ahead and store in the refrigerator. I can use the cooked ground meat in meals for my guests so I can save time to spend more time with them.

  6. The Turkey Taco Party Cups sounds like the perfect appetizer and healthy too! I pinned this. Thank you for sharing! I am going to look into the other recipes too. Thank you for sharing 😍

  7. I have recently bought ground turkey because of all the wonderful recipes on the website. It is a great change from ground beef.

  8. My favorite is tip is #2 – Use seasoned cooked ground turkey, a little bit of your favourite cheese, and 1 jelly in puff pastry pockets or puff pastry shells for a quick appetizer.

  9. I love the tip to try combining seasoned cooked turkey and taco spice to make a base for self-serve mini tacos or burritos. Also a hit in our house

  10. I love the tip of using cooked seasoned ground turkey with canned tomatoes to make a base for individual servings of pasta or chilli that can be made ahead of time and warmed up for a hot dish to serve when guests arrive. What a good idea!

  11. I like the idea of using ground turkey to stuff mini veggies like cherry tomatoes or miniature peppers, never thought of that before!

  12. I would like to try the HONEY APPLE TURKEY SAUSAGE SAVOURY TARTLETS. They look like a delicious appetizer to try for the holidays. #TurkeyTraditions

  13. My favourite tip is #3: Cook seasoned ground turkey with canned tomatoes to make a base for individual servings of pasta or chilli that can be made ahead of time. I love being able to prepare things ahead of time to quickly heat/cook when needed.

  14. My favourite tip is: Combine seasoned cooked turkey and taco spice to make a base for self-serve mini tacos or burritos. Make a do-it-yourself serving station by setting out various toppings.

  15. I love how ground turkey can be prepared ahead of time & then used in appetizers. I like the Easy Turkey Meatballs to serve this holiday season.

  16. NOTE: After cooking, keep turkey hot (above 140°F (60°C)) or refrigerate (below 40°F (4°C)). DO NOT LEAVE TURKEY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE FOR MORE THAN 2 HOURS!!!..thats the most important tip I found on the web site, esp for young people who might not have ever had anything to do with the whole turkey process.

  17. I love anything turkey but would love to try the Turkey cabbage rolls always used ground beef. I have a quick question am I suppose to comment something different everyday to be eligible for the Daily Comment Request?

  18. Cooked turkey and cold cuts can be stored in a covered container, plastic bag or aluminum foil for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in
    the freezer.

  19. I like this tip: “Use seasoned cooked ground turkey, a little bit of your favourite cheese, and 1 jelly in puff pastry pockets or puff pastry shells for a quick appetizer.”

  20. “Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking; store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed.” Thats my favourite tip. I’m a huge fan of making things easier, with cooking.

  21. My favourite tip was season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed

  22. My favourite tip is Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed.

  23. I really like the idea of Cook seasoned ground turkey with canned tomatoes to make a base for individual servings of pasta or chili that can be made ahead of time and warmed up for a hot dish to serve when guests arrive.

  24. I love the idea of the little nibbles: Use seasoned cooked ground turkey, a little bit of your favourite cheese, and 1 jelly in puff pastry pockets or puff pastry shells for a quick appetizer. So easy!

  25. CRANBERRY CREAM CHEESE & TURKEY STUFFED MUSHROOMS sound like heaven to me. Strangely enough I never used to like mushrooms and now I love them.

  26. I am very excited to try the taco appetizers. My boys LOVE tacos and this I know will be big hit! Dont you love it when you find something that both kids will enjoy?

  27. not sure if my kids would like it but it would be a wonderful addition to my holiday gatherings …Warm Turkey and Root Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

  28. I don’t cook much turkey, but for my family I do! My mom has the tips. But I know how to cook ground meat and that is a great way to make little bites !

  29. My favourite tips Canadian Turkey shared to help me entertain are: to store cooked portions of ground turkey meat in freezer bags for a quick start when needed; and/or saute ground turkey meat up to 3 days ahead and store in the refrigerator.

  30. CROSTINI WITH TURKEY, BRIE AND SPICY-SWEET DATE CHUTNEY sounds good too, we’re spoilt for choice with these great recipes.

  31. Season ground turkey mix with your favourite spices while cooking. Store cooked portions in freezer bags for a quick start when needed.

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