Turkey Chili Mac with Jalapenos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 25 min 8
Turkey Chili Mac with Jalapenos
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1 tsp Granulated garlic
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Coriander, ground
1 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Chili powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
454 gm Ground turkey, extra lean
3 cup Beef broth (stock)
284 gm Rotel Chunky Tomatoes with Green Chilis
2 cup Pasta, macaroni, elbow, whole wheat, dry
1/2 cup Jalapeno pepper (pickled, chopped)
1/2 cup Partly skimmed milk, lactose free, 1% M.F.
114 gm Cream cheese
1 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp


In a small bowl mix together granulated garlic, onion powder, ground coriander, cumin, chili powder and salt.

In a large pot or Dutch oven heat olive oil on medium high. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink. Stir in the spices and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

Stir in beef broth, diced tomatoes, and dry pasta. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is cooked.

While the pasta is cooking pour milk into a small pot and heat up slowly over low heat.
After the milk is warm and steaming add the cream cheese and stir until it is melted.

Add the shredded cheese to the milk and cream cheese. Stir until it is melted.

Pour the cheese sauce into the pasta mixture and stir until the pasta is evenly coated.

Stir in the pickled jalapenos. Give it a taste and add a little more salt if needed. Serve hot.

Tip: This recipe can be made completely ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen in a freezer friendly container. You can freeze into individual portions for easy lunches and dinners.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 302
Calories from fat 123
Calories from saturated fat 58
Total Fat 13.7 g
Saturated Fat 6.4 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.3 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Sodium 764 mg
Potassium 365 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.3 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Protein 23.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.4
Meat 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 0.1

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