Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Santa Fe Turkey Rotini

Last month was a good stock-up month for pasta and canned tomatoes. I will be sharing several recipes this month to help you use these items from your pantry. It is a recipe that we made several times last year that my whole family enjoys.

Santa Fe Turkey Rotini

1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 package lean ground turkey
1 medium red bell pepper
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 diced and seeded tomato
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can Hunt's Fire Roasted diced tomatoes,
puree in blender or food processor
1/3 cup water
1 teaspoon sugar
8 ounces uncooked rotini pasta
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 package (10 oz.) frozen corn, thawed and drained
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies, drained
1/3 cup low fat sour cream
Fresh cilantro, chopped

1) Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Put ground turkey in pot and cook until no longer pink. Next, add onion and red bell pepper to the pot, cook for 3 minutes. Stir in tomato, garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper and black pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in pureed tomatoes, water and sugar. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

2)Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Stir beans, corn and chilies into ground turkey and vegetable mixture. Cook until heated through, about 8 minutes. Add the pasta to the pot. Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream and fresh cilantro.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does.

Do you have any favorite recipes using these pantry staples? Please feel free to share in the comment section below.

I have about 30 cans of tomatoes and 20 boxes of pasta just waiting for a little inspiration.

This post has been linked to:

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap


  1. This looks really yummy. I bet it would be a favorite in my family too!!!

  2. that looks like a great bowl of comfort food !looks filling too!

  3. Looks great! Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.