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Leftover roast turkey tacos

Spice up your holiday leftovers with these vibrant leftover turkey tacos and bring a little sunshine to your winter table! My easy recipe uses tempting spices and gives an authentic Mexican street food flavour.
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • 1 cup leftover roast turkey
  • ½ tsp smoky chipotle - ground or paste
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ lime - juiced
  • 1 dsp olive or other oil - I always try to use unrefined oils
  • 2–3 soft tacos per person

To serve

  • ½ cup shredded lettuce
  • taco toppings - Your choice


  • Gather the ingredients. Warm a pizza stone in an oven set on a high heat – at least 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  • Cut, chop or shred the turkey – 2 cm / 1" cubes are about right. Place in a plastic box with a lid, or in a bowl. Add the spices, tomato paste, oil and lime juice. Shake the box or give it a good stir to coat the meat in the spice mixture.
    At this point you can freeze the taco turkey pieces to eat another day.
  • Heat a frying pan on low. Add the turkey, and a tablespoon of water. Stir gently, so as not to break up the meat.
  • Take the warmed pizza stone from the oven. Place the tacos on top to warm through.
  • Top the tacos with shredded lettuce and the warmed through turkey. Add your favourite extra toppings, roll up and enjoy!


Nutritional Information 
  • This recipe is 6 Weight Watchers points per portion. 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg