Chili Mac & Cheese

I had every intention of making tacos for dinner one evening, not too long ago, and decided at last-minute it was too much work. To be fair, when we make tacos in the Jamieson household we go all out. Although it still would’ve been considered quick by timing standards, it would have been more effort than I cared to put in at the moment. It was then I decided to combine a bunch of ingredients in one pot which takes a lot less effort. Since I had already thawed out my ground turkey I decided whatever I was going to make was going to be along the lines of browned ground turkey and sautéed chopped onions. Once I was done combining the ingredients I found in my pantry and refrigerator I had a delicious chili mac and cheese dish right in front of me. This would be the second time I have whipped up a pretty impressive meal using the ingredients already in my house. Go me! 🙂 Now that I have made this recipe a second time, and according to my husband it was “just as amazing as the first time” it’s only right I share the deliciousness with all of you.

You will need:

1 lbs. Ground Turkey

4 cups Beef Broth

 8 oz. bag Cheddar Cheese

1/2 large Yellow Onion (diced)

1 Tbsp. Olive Oil

 1/2 lbs. dry Elbow Pasta

3 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning

1 tsp. Onion Powder

1 tsp. Black Pepper

Salt and Pepper to taste

*optional* 1 tsp. Adobo seasoning

  1. On medium-high heat saute the onions for 3-4 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to help soften the onions. Now add your ground turkey to the deep skillet and stir until golden brown.
  2. Once your ground turkey has browned add your onion powder, black pepper (and adobo) seasoning to the ground turkey and onion combination. Mix the seasonings in and pour your beef broth into the skillet.
  3. Bring the skillet to a boil, stir in your taco seasoning and pasta. Let it boil for 5 minutes, then cover and turn the heat down to a low simmer. Let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the noodles are soft. If you want more salt and/or pepper in the dish add it now.
  4. Pour your cheddar cheese into the pot and mix it in until it has all melted and evenly distributed.

Not only is the recipe easy, it is just as quick to throw together. Enjoy your meal because dinner is served!

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Happy Thursday!

Brie <3

[11.05.15]

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