Easy Turkey Quinoa One Pot Meal. So delicious and nutritious. Have it on your table in 20 minutes or less. Kids and adults love it and It’s low Fat too!
Need a low fat quick and easy recipe for dinner tonight? This Turkey & Quinoa One Pot Meal is ready in 20 minutes or less. It’s low in fat, high in nutrients and very easy to make. Plus it’s a way to sneak in veggies to your kids.
What I love about this recipe is that you can use whatever veggies you have leftover in your fridge. Got some peppers about to go bad? Dump ’em in.. I change this dish depending on the veggies I have on hand. So I would make this recipe the day you are cleaning out your fridge.
For this Turkey Quinoa One Pot Meal, I used tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, mushrooms and frozen green peas. Other times I’ve used leeks and green onions. If you don’t have any of these on hand just use whatever is about to go bad in yours.
I make a huge batch of plain regular Quinoa every week and store it in the fridge. We use it instead of white rice. Quinoa is packed with protein and fiber and I just tell my girls it’s couscous so they’ll eat it without complaining.
If you don’t have cooked Quinoa in your fridge don’t worry! It is easier to make than rice (and faster). Just boil 1 cup of water with a little salt. Add 1/2 cup of quinoa and let it boil for a few seconds. The
Then turn the heat down, close the lid and let it cook for 10-15 minutes. I usually make around 2 cups of Quinoa and lasts me the rest of the week. I love to eat it in salads or with entrees. Sometimes I add some shredded carrots to the boiling water and they turn orange.
One pot meals mean less clean up and easier dinners. No need for side dishes. Everything is inside the pot. Simply fill a bowl with your delicious dinner and dig in!
Easy Turkey Quinoa One Pot Meal. So delicious and nutritious. Have it on your table in 20 minutes or less. Kids and adults love it and It's low Fat too!
- 1 cup Quinoa, cooked*
- 1 lb. Ground Turkey Breast
- 1/2 Large onion chopped
- 1/2 Red pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup Mushrooms chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 cup tomato puree
- 1/2 cup green peas frozen
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt + Pepper to taste
Preheat a skillet with olive oil on medium heat
Add all the chopped vegetables to the skillet: tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms and carrots
Sprinkle with salt and cumin. Let the vegetables cooked until softened. Around 5 minutes
Add the turkey in chunks and let it cook with all the vegetables. With a spoon break down the turkey in little pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes
Add the tomato puree, frozen peas, and cooked Quinoa. Stir and check for seasoning. Let it reduce on low heat with a lid for 5 minutes more.
*If you don’t have cooked Quinoa simply boil 1 cup of water with a little salt. Then sprinkle in 1/2 Cup of Quinoa and let it boil again. Place a lid and lower the heat. Cook for about 10-15 minutes more
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