Skinny Sheet Pan Turkey Nachos

An easy sheet pan nachos recipe, made with ground turkey and baked tortillas for less calories and more pleasure. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free.

Easy sheet pan nachos made with turkey and baked tortillas for less calories. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free. Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Apparently football season has started in the US and so every weekend I see football-related stories popping up on Instagram and elsewhere, and in my world, most of it is somehow related to food. Now, I never watch US football (soccer either, for that matter) – someone tried to explain me the rules once when we were at an Eagles’ game in Philly and I got lost instantly – but football food? THAT, I can totally get behind and fully understand. If one day we end up living in the States, you can be sure I’ll be organizing football parties all the time even though I’ll probably never glance at the screen ????

Easy sheet pan nachos made with turkey and baked tortillas for less calories. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free. Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

And you can bet I’ll be serving these sheet pan turkey nachos on repeat! They’re easy to put together, which is key when you’re having people over, and unlike a lot of football food, they won’t leave you feeling like you’ve gained a hundred pounds in a single bite (unlike these mozzarella sticks I ate like a thousand of at that tailgate ????).

Because we’re using baked corn chips, instead of fried; turkey instead of beef; and a reasonable amount of cheese, they’re much lower in fat and thus in calories than other recipes out there. There’s no compromise on the flavors though! They’re sooo good! So much so that I initially thought this would make enough for 6 but realistically lowered it to 4 people so I could have more ???? Enjoy!

p.s.: Go Birds!

Easy sheet pan nachos made with turkey and baked tortillas for less calories. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free. Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com

Easy sheet pan nachos made with turkey and baked tortillas for less calories. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free. Recipe on NotEnoughCinnamon.com
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Skinny Sheet Pan Turkey Nachos {Gluten Free}

An easy sheet pan nachos recipe, made with ground turkey and baked tortillas for less calories and more pleasure. Perfect for game day! Naturally gluten free.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 421 kcal

Ingredients

Meat sauce:

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion white or yellow, chopped
  • 1/2 lb / 250 g ground turkey you can also use extra lean ground beef or chicken
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Sea salt to taste

Nachos:

  • 2 cups baked corn tortilla chips homemade or store bought
  • 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheese divided

Toppings:

  • 1 cup cherry tomato quartered – or Roma tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the meat. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add garlic and onion and cook until onion are translucent and garlic fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add turkey, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander and season lightly with salt. Cook just until no longer pink on the outside, but not fully cooked, breaking down the meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Add tomato paste and chicken broth. Stir and cook until liquid reduces and meat is cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, set aside and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  3. Arrange tortilla chips in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Layer meat and cheese, so they melt together (one layer of meat, then one layer of cheese and repeat finishing with the cheese) 

  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with cherry tomato, red onion, cilantro leaves and sliced jalapeno. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste, drizzle with lime juice and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Sheet Pan Turkey Nachos {Gluten Free}
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 421 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 669mg 28%
Potassium 514mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 27.8%
Calcium 23.6%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 Comments
  1. These look delicious and a perfect appetizer for our potluck next week with friends to celebrate our birthdays. Love that it’s Gluten Free as one of my friends will be excited she can eat it!

    1. I’m a big cheese lover but can’t eat too much of it. I promise you won’t miss the cheese with these nachos, they’re still extra delicious!

  2. This is great using mozzarella cheese which has less calories. In our house in Australia it’s the favourite rugby food. I also put a dollop of Greek yogurt flavoured with lime juice. Yum! Thank you Marie

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