Tuesday, October 25, 2011

BBQ Chili Pasta

Since I work third shift and my husband works first shift, there is very little time between him getting home and me leaving for work. So, it's always great to find a quick meal that is quick, a little different and changes things up. Well he found this recipe on his allrecipes.com app on his phone and has been wanting to try it. Sunday night, before I left for work he made BBQ Chili Pasta.

Now to be honest, I was a little nervous because of the name. I mean, really BBQ and chili?? Really? Well I was in for a shock. I really enjoyed it! It was pretty quick, and if you had pre-frozen ground turkey or beef, it would be even faster. We used whole wheat rotini to make it a little healthier. My favorite part was the fresh green peppers, I think that made the dish.

Since this serves 6 we had plenty left over for meals for work too!

BBQ Chili Pasta


  • 1 (8 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces ground turkey
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook rotelle pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, add onion and cook until onion for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add ground turkey and cook until no pink remains, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chopped green bell pepper, corn, chili powder, dried oregano, salt, tomato sauce, and BBQ sauce. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a large serving bowl, combine the turkey mixture with the pasta. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 340 | Total Fat: 7.4g | Cholesterol: 29mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database

This is taken from the allrecipes.com website, http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/bbq-chili-pasta/detail.aspx 
Your turn! Do you have any quick, easy meals you always turn to when everyone's hungry? I'd love to hear it!

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