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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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5 from 7 votes
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One-Pot Turkey Taco Pasta
Cook Time
20 mins
 
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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21 Comments

  • Reply
    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

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

    One pot meal for the win!

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

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

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    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!

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

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

  • Reply
    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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    Andrea
    January 11, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    This was great and reminded me a bit of Hamburger Helper. I made it in a 5qt Dutch oven. I didn’t have corn or onions, but I will make sure I have them next time. I added 3/4 cup of salsa to it, and since I used mild taco seasoning, I shook a generous amount of chili power into it, to add a bit of heat. Kids enjoyed it, so it’s a keeper!

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    Brian
    January 26, 2019 at 8:50 am

    This is a winner! On top of being amazingly delicious, it is so easy and uses such few dishes. I could have used this recipe in my college days! I added half a finely chopped and seeded jalapeño pepper to the turkey, onion, and green pepper for just a liiiitle extra kick, but the recipe is perfectly fine without. Also, a little cilantro to garnish. Thank you, Coco and Ash!

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    Kourtney
    January 26, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    I have 10 in skillet, will this be too small? Please help!

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      January 26, 2019 at 4:14 pm

      That might be too small. I’d hate to have it over flow

  • Reply
    Kerry
    January 29, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Going from panic because you forgot to take anything out of the freezer for dinner to a yummy dish everyone will love in less than half an hour?! Yes, please!! Thank you so much!!

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    Nikole
    February 10, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Love it! My husband went back for 4ths and made it again the next day!

  • Reply
    Carmen
    February 19, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Question, can I substitute the black beans with either chili or pinto beans?

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