Turkey Veggie Nachos

Today you’re going to find me over at The NY Melrose Family again with a yummy, healthy treat of Turkey Veggie Nachos. I’m thrilled to announce I’m now a regular contributor to Jenny’s blog so you’ll find me there every few weeks with a new recipe.


This dish will be perfect if you’re planning on watching the Oscars this Sunday night because you can double it if you’ve got a crowd.  If it’s just the family, you can enjoy knowing they’re getting their veggies and protein while they think they’re getting away with having just a snack for dinner!

Turkey Veggie Nachos | Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m looking forward to Sunday night’s show and I have to confess it’s mainly because of the fashion.  I haven’t seen any of the movies although I’m going to try to cram in a couple this week.  Are you a big movie fan? Which is your favorite of the contenders?  Do you watch the Oscars for the movies or the fashion?

This is great for the Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey leftovers too.  A delicious snack for your football marathons.  Cheers!

Turkey Veggie Nachos
Author: Robyn
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Serves: 6
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup spinach, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ zucchini, diced
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of Pecorino Romano or Swiss Cheese, your choice
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 cup iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • ½ cup low fat sour cream
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 bag of organic, whole wheat tortilla chips
  1. Heat a medium non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 teaspoon oil, then garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt. Stir until fragrant, 30 sec. Add tomato paste, carrots, bell pepper and green onions. Cooking for 5 minutes. Crumble in turkey. Cook, breaking meat up with a fork, until it’s no longer pink, 4 to 5 min. (I used ground turkey breast so there was virtually no fat but you may have to drain off any excess fat at this point. Ask your butcher to grind it up for you.)
  2. Add spinach and zucchini, cook for 2 minutes, remove from heat.
  3. Turn broiler on.
  4. Spread tortillas out on baking sheet. Spoon turkey mixture over, then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Broil in top third of oven just until cheese melts, 1-2 minutes. min.
  6. Serve topped with lettuce, sour cream, tomato, green onion and cilantro.


  • Reply
    Anita Rivera
    February 19, 2015 at 6:51 am

    NUMMALISH! Oh my friend, how are you? I hope it’s not as cold out there for you as it is here….

    MUCH LOVE! Anita

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      February 19, 2015 at 7:17 am

      Well, let’s see – it’s -21 C here right now, Anita so I’m guessing it’s colder here, lol. Crazy! Glad you like the nachos though! Have a great day, funny lady 🙂
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    Bam's Kitchen
    February 19, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Deliciously scrumptious Robyn and I am on my way over to Jenny’s to check out your recipe now. Looking forward to seeing you there a little more often too! It is 21 degrees C too… oh wait you are -21 degrees C… sorry just get rid of that negative sign and you are good to go… Sending warm thoughts your way!
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      February 21, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Thanks so much, Bobbi. And thanks for rubbing it in! lol. Have a great weekend!
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    February 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I always miss the awards shows, but enjoying seeing the recaps for who won and the fashions. The nachos looks great!
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      February 21, 2015 at 2:17 am

      It’s so scripted now and it seems like such a big commercial, Traci. I think the recaps are all we need! Thanks for popping in:) Love your daily inspirational posts!
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    February 19, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Yum, yum, and more yum! These look super tasty 🙂 Sending big hugs your way!
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      February 21, 2015 at 2:18 am

      Thanks, Stephanie. Hope your weekend is full of fun! Lots of love and hugs to you, friend. xoxo
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    Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
    February 19, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Looks so good and healthy! love that! I would love if you would share on my Friday Favorites linkup!
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    February 20, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    So happy you are sharing with the NY Melrose family. They are blessed to have you. This recipe sounds like a wonderful Sunday night light dinner. I definitely enjoy the Oscar fashions. I record them and then can fast forward through all the parts that are boring : )
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      February 21, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Hi Mindy,
      You are too sweet! I’m thrilled to be a contributor to Jenny’s bog. I have recorded the Oscars too but I’ve also thrown some memorable parties with the girls while we sip champagne and play Fashion Police, lol.
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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    February 21, 2015 at 12:34 am

    These look fantastic Robyn. I love nachos– a total weakness of mine. I was photographing a salsa recipe this morning, and seeing the chips and salsa was making me crave a margarita!
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      February 21, 2015 at 2:24 am

      Ohhh, I’m all about margaritas with chips and salsa, Michelle. Can hardly wait to see your recipe! I really enjoy them in the summer months. I’m envious of your warm weather!
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    February 22, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Hi Robyn,
    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Sounds delicious. I got to admit I haven’t watched the Oscar’s for a few years but when I did it was usually for the fashion and how outrageous some of the stars would dress. Have a great week and thanks for being part of Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.
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      February 24, 2015 at 6:21 am

      Thanks, Marla. Yes, now the stars all have stylists so they’re perfectly dressed from head to toe – no fun at all!
      Thanks for the sharing. Hope your week is off to a great start 🙂
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    February 23, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Hi Robyn, I’m glad you enjoyed the patio tour. My home will never be a model home, but I love getting fresh ideas from them. I’ll be sharing my actual home next week and maybe even a recipe. I really like your healthy nacho recipe, YUM! We make Mexican food at our house all of the time, it’s our favorite. The recipe I’m going to share is Mexican inspired. Stay warm and please send some of your snow to California, we need it!

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      February 24, 2015 at 6:23 am

      Models homes are great for inspiration but I don’t think I’d want to live in a house that’s so perfect I’d actually be afraid to live! lol.
      Really looking forward to your home and a recipe. I know you’re a great cook, Mary, so I’m sure it will be fabulous!
      Trust me, you don’t want our snow, lol.
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    Gourmet Getaways
    February 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Mmmm…what a festive looking dinner dish! Great tip on using wheat tortillas as substitute! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    Julie & Alesah
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      February 24, 2015 at 6:25 am

      Thanks, Julie & Alesah. I just love it when dinner can be so easy and popular with kids!
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    March 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Hello cute lady! This looks so amazing that Kimberly chose it as her favorite from our last party, so we will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7 pm. Happy Dance time! Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
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