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Cheesy Southwest Turkey Skillet Pasta

  • 4 Servings
  • 10 mins Prep Time
  • 30 mins Total Time


  • 1 Southwest-Style Chipotle Ranchero Turkey Skillet Kit
  • 12 ounces rotini pasta (or use gluten-free noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked pinto beans (black beans would work well, too)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Juice of one fresh lime
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup Colby Jack shredded cheese
  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Take a large bowl and place it underneath your colander when you drain the pasta. You are going to save 1 cup of the pasta water. This is important because it has starch in it and will help the sauce thicken.
  • Step 2

    In a large skillet pan, with deep sides, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add turkey cutlets. Cook for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and let rest for a few minutes until slicing into thin strips.
  • Step 3

    Add pasta to skillet, then turkey, beans, skillet packet, salsa, and sour cream. Stir to fully combine. Add 3/4 cup pasta water, and cook on low heat, stirring. Add up to 1/4 cup more pasta water if you'd like to make even creamier. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.
  • Step 4

    Add cheese and cover, cooking until all melted. Then serve with additional cilantro if you like!

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