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One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac


Turkey chili with taco seasoning, beans, and pasta shells topped with cheese – this is pure comfort in a bowl and it's packed with protein and fiber so it fills you up.

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  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • CHILI:
  • 1 1/3 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (10-ounce) rotel tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can (14 1/2-ounce) pink or red beans, drained
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/2 can (8-ounce) fat-free refried beans
  • 1 can (15-ounce) reduced sodium chicken broth*
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 8 ounces DeLallo Gluten Free shells (or DeLallo whole wheat)
  • 3/4 cup part-skim sharp cheddar cheese, shredded*
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, chopped


Servings 8
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 25mins


Step 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 to 3 minutes.

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.

Stir in the uncooked pasta and simmer uncovered over medium heat until al dente, about 6 minutes or according to package directions.

Remove the pot from heat and top with the cheese, cover and let sit for about 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese melts.

Serve immediately garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions.

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