One Pot Healthy Turkey Chili Mac

One Pot Healthy Turkey Chili Mac | Boys Ahoy

It’s Thanksgiving week! The boys have the whole week off from school so we’re in Arizona spending the holiday with my brother and his family. I haven’t cooked a lick of Thanksgiving food this year. Not even a real pie (these mini pies don’t really count, even though they are cute + fun!)

Soooo, sorry I didn’t bring you anything new for ya. But if you’re looking for a few of my favorites you should definitely make these maple whipped sweet potatoes, this pumpkin cream pudding pie, or these coconut cream pie bars.

I do have a healthy, hearty dinner for you though. For any night this week you just don’t know what to make, or don’t want to eat Thanksgiving leftovers. 

One Pot Healthy Turkey Chili Mac | Boys Ahoy

Seriously hearty, healthy delicous turkey chili mac.  Full of ground turkey, bell pepper, tomato, kidney beans, and whole wheat macaroni noodles. 

Topped with all the cheese your heart can handle! Made in one pot and ready in thirty minutes! 

One Pot Healthy Turkey Chili Mac | Boys Ahoy   

One Pot Healthy Turkey Chili Mac
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  1. 1 lb turkey burger
  2. 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  3. 1/2 onion, diced
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  6. 1 (14 oz) can kidney beans
  7. 32 oz jar Pasta sauce
  8. 6 cup beef or chicken broth
  9. 1 cup whole wheat elbow pasta, uncooked
  10. salt and pepper to taste
  11. 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  12. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  13. shredded cheese for topping
  1. In a large soup pot, cook the ground turkey over medium-high heat (seasoning with salt and pepper) until cooked through. Drain, place turkey in a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil and add diced red pepper, diced onion, and minced garlic to the pot. Saute over medium heat until onions are transluscent and peppers tender.
  3. Add cooked ground turkey, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, broth, and macaroni noodles.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low to simmer. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the noodles tender and chili is thick.
  5. Garnish with cheese and serve.
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You lucky duckies you! You get two great things out of today’s post. 1) A tasty quesadilla loaded with pesto and chicken and tomatoes and avocado that you must make asap! It’s a busy mom lunch for the win!

And 2) You guys get a sweet discount over at Daniel Wellington.  15 % off your order! 

Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

I haven’t always been one to wear a watch, but I LOVE, just love how minimalistic, elegant and timeless DW watches are. I’m wearing the Classic St. Mawes in Rose Gold and I love it.  But I also love how fun, yet feminie this one is too. Or this Dapper Bristol for men. 

Pesto Chicken Quesadilla

Quesadillas {like the watch} will never go out of style my friends. It’s simply impossible.  Cheese + carbs forever and ever. Am I right? 

And this one has so much flavor, yet it is so simple. Having some pre-cooked chicken on hand is a huge time saver. Any time I cook chicken, I cook more than what I need for that meal just so I can have some cooked chicken on hand for the next few days, ready to make salads or quesadillas! 

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Head to Daniel Wellington to get a 15% discount! Then, make yourself some yummy lunch :) 

Pesto Chicken Tomato & Avocado Quesadilla
Serves 1
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  1. 1 uncooked tortilla
  2. 1 tbsp pesto with basil
  3. 3-4 tbsp shredded cheese
  4. 4 oz shredded chicken
  5. 1/4 of a tomato, sliced thin (3-4 slices)
  6. 1/4 of an avocado, sliced thin (3-4 slices)
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a skillet, cook the tortilla over medium heat until golden. Flip and cook the other side. Remove from heat.
  2. Spread pesto all over one side of the tortilla. Place the tortilla back on the skillet over medium-low heat. Sprinkle shredded cheese all over the tortilla.
  3. Layer the chicken, tomatoe slices, and avocado slices on one half of the tortilla. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the side with the toppings. Cover and let cook until the cheese is melted. Flip, if necessary to avoid one side getting too dark!
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