Air Fried Turkey & Spinach Taquitos

gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free, shred-friendly
Serves: 8 people who like taquitos or 4 people who really like taquitos
Prep & Cook Time: long enough for toddler to dump cat food on floor 4 times before I gave up and put it on the counter which was the logical thing to do after the first time.

I was asked to share two of my family’s favorite healthy meals as part of a live meal prep event tonight.  I’m a terrible speaker.  New drinking game: drink every time I say “um.”  I’m kidding.  Don’t do that.  You’ll black out and wake up with extreme cotton mouth hating me.

I actually prefer using our own ground beef than store bought ground turkey.  Because it’s raised on our farm.  By someone we know.  And butchered by someone we know.  I know exactly where our beef has been…..which I just can’t say for any store bought products.  However, our freezer is empty for another week until we pick up this year’s beef, so turkey it is!


I’m out of onions or there would have definitely been a diced onion in this picture.  I don’t shop to blog.  I make due with what I have on hand, you know….like REAL life.  Wild concept for the blogging world.


The turkey I used was 93/7 so I didn’t drain it, just added the peppers, taco seasoning, and water


This taco seasoning is da bomb.  Big John and I love to bring the heat but the miniature humans do not. This mix is kid approved.


Simmer for a bit, and then add the greens.


2 minutes later, and voila.  Not that scary looking, right?  I love greens but my husband, well he tolerates them.  He tolerates them even better when wrapped up in a taquito.


And while that cools….gluten free wraps and the best tasting non-dairy cheese out there, Daiya shreds


Cheesy, turkeyey, spinachy goodness.  Some people would use a separate bowl to mix the cheese into the turkey right here.  But less dishes is always the goal in my kitchen.


Now roll, roll, roll your taquitos, pick out the……

me: currently typing a food blog post wearing the same nasty man shirt I’ve had on for 2 days with my hair slicked back to my head like Count Dracula

also me: currently singing every word to Colt 45 because the 12-year-old Midwestern gangsta queen in me will never die.


OCD people rejoice


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it is now time for the Air Fryer.  Lightly spray taquitos before frying.  See that red thing?  You need one of those for the spraying part.  Click here to buy it.  You won’t regret it.


And 8 minutes later….taquitos for days with all the fixins.  Or in my family’s case, taquitos for 15 minutes.  And den dey gone.  My husband is big.  Really big.  The song Big John is the actual tale of his life.  And yes, that is homemade guac in the bottom right corner.  The BEST homemade guac, ever.  Signed, Braggy McBraggerson.


Salsa verde creds @momma_brinker of Rambo’s Garden.


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 T taco seasoning
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup Daiya shreds (I get mine at Schnuck’s)
  • 8 gluten free tortillas


  1. brown turkey in medium skillet, drain and return to skillet
  2. add onion, green pepper, taco seasoning, and water
  3. let simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes
  4. add spinach to skillet and stir, let simmer for another 2 minutes
  5. remove from heat and let taquito mixture cool
  6. add Daiya shreds into mixture and stir
  7. spread 1/4 cup of taquito mixture onto each tortilla and roll tightly
  8. place 4 tortillas in air fryer basket and lightly spray with olive oil
  9. cook for 7 minutes at 350 degrees and serve



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Lil Wayne flow be like: she got them healthy recipes call her Paula Lean. Stephanie is a gangsta rap-loving wife and mom of three sweet babies, cardiac cath lab nurse, lactation consultant, fitness junkie, and foodie with a passion for properly citing sources.

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