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Turkey Chili with Mac & Cheese

By Heidi Robertson on Jan 21, 2021 11:29:00 AM

Josh and Kelly with their kids

Well it seems as though we have a little competition going on in the Kays household. You might have tried Josh's recipe for Chili,🍲 (which by the way is killer!) but now his wife Kelly is offering up her recipe and it has a few twists in it. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Maybe you can have a little cooking duel in your own house too! 🌶️

Happy cooking!


Homemade taco seasoning:

1 1/2 t garlic powder1 1/2 t cumin
1 t kosher salt
1 1/2 t chili powder
1 1/2 t paprikachili mac n cheese
1/2 t oregano

1.3 lb lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
1 red bell pepper, chopped
10 oz can tomatoes with green chiles
14.5 oz can pink or red beans, drained
8 oz tomato sauce
1/2 can, 8 oz fat-free refried beans
1 15 oz can  chicken broth (reduced sodium)
1 3/4 cups water
8 oz Pasta Shells (Gluten Free or Whole Wheat Substitutes)
3/4 cup part-skim shredded sharp cheddar cheese*
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
2 T chopped scallions
3T low fat sour cream


Heat a large pot with a fitted lid or Dutch oven over med-high heat, spray with oil,
brown the turkey breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
cook through, add onions, garlic, pepper and taco seasoning;
cook 2-3 minutes.
Add canned tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, chicken broth and water.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Salt to taste.
Stir in the uncooked pasta, simmer uncovered over medium heat until al dente, approx 6 minutes or according to package directions.
Remove from heat, top with the cheese, cover and let sit for about 2-3 minutes, until the cheese melts.
Serve immediately garnished with fresh cilantro and scallions, sour cream.
Thank you Kelly Kays of Newton for sharing this recipe.

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Heidi Robertson

Written by Heidi Robertson