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One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac

  • Author: Skinnytaste
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings (1 generous cup per serving) 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

A quick, homemade taco seasoning blend amps up the flavor in this comforting one pot meal.


Ingredients

Scale

For the homemade taco seasoning:

For the Chili:

  • 1.3 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 14.5 oz can pink or red beans, drained
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 can (8 oz) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 (15 oz can) reduced sodium chicken broth*
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 8 oz DeLallo Gluten Free shells (or DeLallo whole wheat)
  • 3/4 cup part-skim shredded sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped scallions
  • *Check labels for gluten-free

Instructions

  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or pot with a fitted lid over medium-high heat and spray with oil, brown the turkey breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add the onions, garlic, pepper and taco seasoning; cook 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the canned tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust salt to taste.
  3. Stir in the uncooked pasta and simmer uncovered over medium heat until al dente, about 6 minutes or according to package directions.
  4. Remove the pot from heat and top with the cheese, cover and let sit for about 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts.
  5. Serve immediately garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions.

Notes

Recipe by Skinnytaste

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 2.8 g
  • Sodium: 753.4 mg
  • Fat: 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.9 mg

Keywords: one pot meal, kid-friendly dinner, pasta, taco pasta

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