Soft Turkey Tacos

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  • Total: 17 min
  • Prep: 12 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 small onion, diced

1 cup diced zucchini

1/4 cup mild salsa, plus more for passing at the table

8 ounces raw turkey sausages

1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack

8 corn tortillas

1 ripe avocado

Salt and pepper

4 iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded


1 wooden spoon

1 medium saute pan

2 medium bowls

Paring knife (use with an adult)

1 fork

1 microwave


  1. Heat the oil in medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add the zucchini, the salsa, and a couple tablespoons of water. Cover, cook for 5 minutes, or until the squash is tender. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a bowl with a spoon.
  2. Squish the sausage meat from its casing into the same skillet. (Discard the casings.) Break the meat up with a wooden spoon. Cook the meat over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until it loses its color. Add the meat to the vegetables. Add the cheese and stir. Set aside.
  3. Cut avocado in half. Using a spoon, scrape the avocado from the skin into another bowl. Smash the avocado with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Wrap the tortillas in moist paper towels. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute or until warm. Lay out the tortillas and divide the turkey mixture evenly on top. Top with lettuce and avocado, fold the tortillas over and serve with salsa.