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cheesy turkey chili mac

Cheesy Turkey Chili Mac Recipe

This healthy, Cheesy Turkey Chili Mac Recipe is such a fun twist on chili and is SO good! Topped with Fritos and sour cream! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Turkey Chili Mac
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 468kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. Butterball ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • 7 oz. fire roasted mild green chiles 1 can
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup short cut pasta such as gemelli
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese


  • fritos if desired
  • cilantro if desired
  • basil if desired
  • sour cream etc., if desired


  • In a large pot, saute onions in olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in ground turkey and break apart using a wooden spoon. Continue cooking until thoroughly cooked.  
  • Stir in carrot, zucchini, and garlic. Cook another 2 minutes or so. Pour in black beans, garbanzo beans, green chiles, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and spices. Stir and bring to boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Then add in corn and pasta. Simmer 15 minutes or until pasta is cooked. Divide into bowls and top generously with cheese to melt. Finish with any remaining toppings and serve.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1620mg | Potassium: 1464mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 8275IU | Vitamin C: 48.8mg | Calcium: 379mg | Iron: 6mg