Taco Cups

I am happy to report that Dave does not have to give up his weekly taco fix. You were worried for him, right?

I was playing around with wonton wrappers the other day (don’t give me that look … you know we all do it) and I came up with a really good, and I mean really good alternative. These little taco cups are addictive. Dave likes beef so much that I wasn’t sure how he’d react to these (turkey breast is … well … unappealingly white, although the seasonings helped to give it some color). But he loved them. Whew!

After making this initial batch, I’ve decided that as delicious as they are in this pared-down state, next time I’m going to add a layer of brown rice and then top with my Corn Salsa, which my friend, Jay, has recently renamed “a little bowl of sunshine.” Or was that “sunshine in a cup?” Anyway. I think that will put these over the top.

Try it in its simplistic form, or top with all your favorites. Just try it. And since they freeze beautifully, I think you should make four or five dozen and stock your freezer.

Taco Cups

  • 1 package wonton wrappers
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • reduced fat cheese

In a small amount of olive oil, cook the onions and the turkey breast (chopping as you go) until the meat is cooked through. Add the green chilis and salsa and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes. Add the chili powder and water and simmer until the water is evaporated.

Tuck a wonton wrapper in each of cup of a muffin pan. Fill 2/3 of the way with the meat mixture.

Top with cheese and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and edges of wonton wrappers are just turning brown.

Drizzle with salsa or hot sauce and a dollop of sour cream (if you have it, which I didn’t). I recommend a giant slice of avocado too, but that’s just me.


If you decide to freeze them, just place them on a baking rack in the freezer for 30 minutes. After that, you can pop them in a gallon-sized freezer bag and they’re good to go. They only take a minute in the microwave to reheat.


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Anita Scheftner

wow…this does sound good…thanks Shannon 🙂


WOOHOOO! These look AWESOME! I’m totally going to make these. 🙂 We love tacos and I love easy to make foods.

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