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BBQ Chili Pasta Recipe

BBQ Chili Pasta

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"This recipe is a wonderful recipe if you like pasta, barbecue and high flavor foods. This meal is quick, easy to make, and delicious to eat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Try using wagon wheel pasta as a variation."

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  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2007

Very easy, took about 40 minutes. Definately use cumin when cooking the turkey, maybe even some of the chili powder. I added some red pepper flakes, we like it hot, and could have used more. Also consider using a jalepano. If you double the turkey, be sure to add more onion, tomato sauce (or one 6oz can tomato paste with a full can of water,) bbq sauce, corn and green bell pepper. I used whole wheat pasta and couldn't even tell. It was excellent! My fiance had 3 servings, and there was leftovers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2008

We didn't care too much for this. The BBQ flavor overwhelms everything else, so I didn't really matter that I added cumin, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and garlic. Served with shredded cheese on top. My boyfriend ate 2 servings, but I think he was just really hungry because he said this was a 2 star recipe. I ate mine with sour cream, which helped cut the BBQ flavor down a bit. Thanks :)


128 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

I made the recipe exactly as the instructions called for and it was wonderful. We have lots left over so it can easily be cut down. I was surprised at how well the BBQ sauce added flavor with the chili powder. And for WW people, it's only 6 points a serving and it's healthy!

Sep 18, 2008

I absolutely loved this recipe! I did make a few changes like added kidney beans and a can of tomatoe paste and a can of water. And i added some red pepper for some fire. And i did not include the corn or the green pepper. Overall it was a very thick, hearty, and very tastey meal!

May 20, 2010

WHAT AN AWESOME RECIPE! I thought it was easy to prepare and I'd like to share my tips. I cooked the pasta the night before and defrosted a 10 oz package of corn to save time. In the morning I browned the turkey with onion, minced garlic and garlic powder to give it more flavor. I added cumin for smokiness and crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick. I saved about a cup of the starchy pasta water to bind the sauce together instead of using bland tomato sauce. I used a can of diced tomatoes with oregano, garlic and basil for more flavor. I had a bag of frozen peppers and onions in the fridge so I put them in the processor to chop them and added a half cup of them to the hot tub. It turned out really tasty and really fast, in less than 20 minutes, I was done. So figure friendly and lower in fat, sodium and cholesterol than old school hamburger helper. Thanks Dimple2000 for the recipe.

Jul 06, 2011

Very easy and my six year old loved it - Very child friendly!

May 02, 2011

Due to my husband being a picky eater I omitted the onion and used onion power, the green pepper and used a couple pinches of regular black pepper, and tomato sauce and used tomato paste. Still turned out very tasty. You can change out the flavors of barbecue sauce to suit your particular taste. Very versatile and easy recipe:)

Oct 20, 2010

This was a very tasty dish! I really enjoyed the BBQ taste! It's a great twist to traditional tomato sauce dishes.


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 57.5 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 7.4 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 4.7 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 1000 mg
  • 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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