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One-Pot Turkey Taco Pasta

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How is it already back-to-school time?! The time of year where every minute is precious and no one wants to waste time slaving in the kitchen but we still want to have healthy meals right?!

This one-pot turkey taco pasta is perfect for this time of year! It’s easy, quick, and healthy! It’s made with Butterball® Fresh Ground Turkey – a healthier alternative to ground beef and still tastes amazing! turkey taco pasta, taco pasta, ground turkey, pasta, mexican pasta, mexican recipe, easy recipe, weeknight recipe, quick, easy, butterball, butterball turkey

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The best part of this recipe is not only that it tastes amazing but it has a ton of veggies that even my kids ate!! I have a 2 and a 4 year old so that’s a pretty big deal in my house!

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I used lean turkey and mild taco seasoning so it had a perfect amount of flavor but it wasn’t spicy or overpowering for the little ones and it was still a meal that my husband and I loved!

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I absolutely loved using Butterball and I felt great knowing that it was a healthier alternative! You can visit their site HERE for even more recipes!

5 from 4 votes
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One-Pot Turkey Taco Pasta
Servings: 6 people
Author: Coco and Ash
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb butterball ground turkey (lean)
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (about half a small onion)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (about half a small green pepper)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 1 15.25 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup corn (frozen or canned is fine)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (about 1 ounce)
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 8 ounces elbow pasta
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. 

  2. Add in your olive oil and the butterball ground turkey, salt, pepper, onion, and green peppers.  and cook until the turkey is longer pink. (about 7-10 minutes)

  3. Once the turkey is cooked, add in the corn, black beans, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and water. 

  4. Bring everything to a full boil and add in the pasta (note: 8 ounces is NOT the entire box...don't make my mistake and dump in the whole box) 🙂  

  5. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure the pasta isn't sticking to the bottom of the pan. 

  6. Once the pasta is cooked, add in the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. 

  7. Enjoy!

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  • Melanie
    August 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I always like one pot dishes. Who likes to cook AND do the dishes, right? This looks like a great dish! #client

    • Coco and Ash
      August 22, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Melanie!!

  • Kelly @ trial and eater
    August 22, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    One pot meal for the win!

  • Amy @ The Cook Report
    August 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    One pot pasta recipes are the best! This one looks amazing

    • Coco and Ash
      August 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Thanks so much Amy!

  • Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
    August 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I’m a big fan of one-pot meals! Ground turkey is not easily available where we live, but I imagine this dish would work just as well with chicken. Yum!

    • Coco and Ash
      August 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Thank you! You could totally do it with ground chicken or beef too 🙂

  • Vicky @ Avocado Pesto
    August 22, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    Perfect back to school recipe! I love using learn ground turkey in place of beef in al my cooking and I love that this has some hidden veggies too!

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