Recipe: Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet

This is all the goodness of a burrito, but in the form of a one-pan meal! Save the steps (and calories) of baking and rolling the burrito, and instead eat it in a deconstructed version. This low-calorie dinner recipe is easy for everyone to dig into — plus, cleanup will be a breeze!

Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet recipe

Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet recipe

Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet recipe

Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet recipe

Pro tips: 

  • If you'd rather not use ground turkey, feel free to substitute ground chicken, beef, or pork.
  • You could even bump up the spice factor in this dish by adding sriracha or hot sauce to the pan! Get your taste buds ready!

Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet recipe

Recipe: Easy Cheesy Burrito Skillet

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1 cup


2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1 onion, diced

1 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon paprika

1 (15-ounce) can reduced-sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup chunky salsa

1 cup water

3 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas, cut into 1-inch strips

¾ cup reduced-fat 4 cheese Mexican shredded cheese

!Optional garnishes*:

diced avocado

diced tomato

yogurt/sour cream

green onions

*Optional ingredients are not included in nutrition calculations.


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil and onion, cooking the onion for 2-3 minutes.

Add the turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

When the meat is fully cooked, add the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, salt, and paprika, stirring it all together with the meat.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the beans, salsa, and water, stirring everything together and cooking at a low simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Stir in the tortilla strips, making sure to push them around in the pan so they are coated and soft, about 2 minutes.

Remove the skillet from the heat and add the cheese over the top. Let stand for 5 minutes until the cheese melts.

Top with optional avocado, tomatoes, yogurt or sour cream, and green onions as desired.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 cup)

Calories: 275

Calories from fat: 95

Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 61mg

Sodium: 862mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Fiber: 9g

Sugar: 5g

Protein: 25g

SmartPoints: 6

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.

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