Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet: A Weeknight Dinner Kids Love


One of the biggest hurdles many dairy-free families face is getting started. A common misconception is that diary-free eating is complicated and expensive. But delicious dinners that even kids will love are simple and easy to prepare. This healthy turkey pasta skillet is ready in less than 30 minutes, it uses everyday ingredients, and cleanup a breeze.

Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet Recipe - A Weeknight Dinner that Kids Love (dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free option)This Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet recipe with photo was shared with us by

Special Diet Notes: Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and can generally be top food allergy-friendly.

For a gluten-free turkey pasta skillet, substitute your favorite gluten-free macaroni. However, I have a few words of advice. Avoid quinoa-based pasta as it can impart bitterness when simmered. Also, add the noodles after the vegetable mixture has already simmered for about 5 to 10 minutes. Gluten-free noodles break easily if overcooked, and can become mushy. Therefore it’s best to add them later in the proces.

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Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet
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Serves: 4 servings
  1. Heat the oil in a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook for 10 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  2. Place the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion in your food processor and pulse until chunky.
  3. Add the vegetable mixture, noodles, beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt to the skillet and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Key Ingredients: Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet

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  1. Caitlin Locke on

    I made this tonight and it was great. I added a chopped jalapeno to suit our tastes. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. This looks great but quick question. I am a dude so I need everything spelled out for me : )
    Whats with the random reference to noodles in the prep when the ingredients call for elbow macaroni. Its obviously not elbow macaroni AND noodles right? 🙂

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    • This was such honest to goodness comfort food without the guilt of carb overload! We subbed green bell pepper for red, and black beans for kidney, and added a few good pumps of hot sauce for more kick and it turned out amazing. Living with two guys who are finicky eaters is hard enough but this made it much easier to find something new and not as bad for us! Thank you!

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