We love this easy skillet dinner made with ground turkey, tomato sauce and rotini pasta.
How to Make One Pot Ground Turkey Skillet Dinner.
Your Family Will LOVE this Easy Ground Turkey Dinner Recipe Made in the Skillet! One Pan Meal! Ground Turkey Cheesy Pasta Recipe
If you are looking for a super-easy one skillet meal to prepare this is one of our favorites. This ground turkey skillet is perfect for a family meal and will be enjoyed by everyone at the table including the pickiest eaters.
What Ingredients Do I Need to Make this Ground Turkey Skillet Dinner?
- Ground turkey
- Rotini Pasta
- Olive Oil
- Dried basil
- Garlic powder
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato sauce
- Tomato paste
- Shredded Mozzarella cheese
How to Make This Skillet Turkey Recipe with Pasta?
Brown ground turkey in a little bit of olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt and pepper as it cooks. Stir in the rest of the ingredients minus cheese and pasta. Bring to a light boil, add the pasta and stir until all of the pasta is coated. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking time. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese! Enjoy!
Yummy Cheesy Ground Turkey with Pasta and Tomatoes
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 1/4 cups water
- 2 cups Rotini pasta
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Brown ground turkey in a skillet breaking up turkey with a spatual as it cooks. Sprinkle ground turkey with garlic powder, salt and pepper turkey while it cooks.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste and basil to the skillet. Slowy stir in the water and bring to a light boil.
Add pasta to the pan and stir until all the pasta is well coated. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring once during cooking time.
Remove lid and sprinkle with cheese.
This Ground Skillet Turkey Recipe is one of our favorites to make for three reasons. It’s Simple to Prepare – It’s Delicious – Easy Clean Up!
Any recipe that can be cooked in just one pot or one skillet is a time saver as far as cooking and also for clean up.
What Else Could I add to This Family Dinner Recipe?
This is the basic recipe that we use and love. There are so many additions you can add to this recipe to make it your own family favorite recipe –
- Canned of fresh Mushrooms
- Green Peppers
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh Parsley
- Black Olives
- Fresh Garlic
Can I use Ground Beef Instead of Ground Turkey?
You can definitely use a lean ground beef for this recipe as well. Just add a little bit of olive oil to brown the meat and then make sure you drain off any grease after browning. As normal, always make sure you lightly salt and pepper the meat while browning.
What Can I Serve with My Turkey Skillet Dinner?
What is the Best thing About this Recipe?
One Pot! We love that this recipe turns out perfectly using just one pot. Not only is this a super-tasty dinner, but it’s also an easy to prepare and an easy to clean up meal!
What Type of Ground Turkey Should I use?
We prefer using a ground turkey blend with just a little bit of fat for flavor. Perfect ground turkey to use is 94% fat instead of fat free. If you prefer a 99% fat-free ground turkey, just add a little extra olive oil to the pan while browning to keep it moist. Try not to use ground turkey breast for this recipe, use a combination of white meat and dark meat.
What Type of Pasta to Use for this Skillet Recipe?
We always use Barilla Rotini Pasta. It has a very short cook time and works perfectly in a one-pot skillet recipe like this one.
Here are Some Other Family Friendly Recipes you will Love!
Spaghetti with Ground Beef Sauce
Chicken and Rice Soup – Kid Friendly
Easy Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Cheeseburger Pasta Recipe
Bisquick Fried Chicken
Oven Baked Sloppy Joe with Bisquick Topping
Sloppy Joes with Beans