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.
This Healthy Turkey Pasta Skillet recipe with photo was shared with us by produceforkids.com.
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.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 medium sweet onion
- 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked al dente (see notes above recipe for gluten-free option)
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 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.
- Place the tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion in your food processor and pulse until chunky.
- Add the vegetable mixture, noodles, beans, chili powder, cumin, and salt to the skillet and let simmer for 15 minutes.