Sunday 2/7

One Pot Cheesy Turkey Taco Chili Mac

Servings: 8
Size: 1 generous cup
Points+: 8 pt

Smart Points: 8
Calories: 341
Fat: 9 g
Carb: 40 g
Fiber: 8.5 g

Protein: 24 g
Sugar: 4 g

Sodium: 893 mg
Cholest: 60 mg

For the homemade taco seasoning:
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp oregano

For the Chili:
1.3 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
1 red bell pepper, chopped
10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
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) reduced sodium chicken broth*
1 3/4 cups water
8 oz DeLallo Gluten Free shells (or DeLallo whole wheat)
3/4 cup part-skim shredded sharp cheddar cheese*
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp chopped scallions

*Check labels for gluten-free

Heat a large Dutch oven or pot with a fitted lid over medium-high heat and spray with oil, brown the turkey breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add the onions, garlic, pepper and taco seasoning; cook 2-3 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 15 minutes. Adjust salt to taste. Stir in the uncooked pasta and simmer uncovered over medium heat until al dente, about 6 minutes or according to package directions. Remove the pot from heat and 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.