Spicy Turkey Lettuce Cups

When the back to school season begins, I know that my days are going to be busier. Whether it is because my son had fall sports, a new school routine, or I had more work on my end, fall is always busy. Itโ€™s never a bad busy, but it does add more tasks to my to do list. This year is going to be an entirely new routine as my son starts kindergarten. Kindergarten! To help with our new routine, Iโ€™m going to be meal planning now more than ever. Meal planning can be easier when you stick to family favorite recipes while trying new things. Lettuce cups are an easy way for your family to customize their entrees, and these spicy turkey lettuce cups are going to transform your weeknights. YUM!

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

To prepare your lettuce cups, stop by Walmart to grab all your ingredients. Ground turkey is a better-for-you alternative to ground beef and can be used in a variety of recipes. We like turkey burgers, turkey BLTs, turkey tacos…the list goes on! To prepare your lettuce cups, you need romaine lettuce leaves, cooked ground turkey, shredded cheese, spicy buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, and your favorite toppings. Tomatoes are a good choice for this dish too.

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

You can prepare ground turkey according to package instructions in a skillet. I seasoned it with garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper.

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

Make mealtime fun with a lettuce cups buffet! Set up your toppings so your family can mix and match their favorite ingredients. For the purpose of this recipe, you will use everything you see pictured above.

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups
Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

Spicy Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Try these spicy turkey lettuce wraps for a lower carb lunch idea.


  • 1 package of ground turkey
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of ranch dressing
  • 1 cup of buffalo sauce
  • 1 container of romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Garlic salt
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Prepare ground turkey in a skillet with olive oil on medium-high heat. Cook using package instructions. Season with garlic salt, salt, and pepper.
  2. Chop lettuce for the lettuce cups.
  3. When turkey is done, toss with buffalo sauce.
  4. To prepare your lettuce cups, fill lettuce with turkey, cheese, and ranch dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 47gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 2435mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups
Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Cups

What is your favorite better-for-you mealtime solution? Do you cook with ground turkey?

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