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Good-for-You Chili Recipe

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This Good For You Chili recipe uses whole wheat spaghetti for the pasta and ground turkey for the meat. A lean, mean fiber boost. If you haven't had much experience cooking whole wheat pasta, see Cooking Whole Wheat Pasta in our Cooking Tips section.

Recipe Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
8 ounces ground turkey
2-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 26-oz. jar chunky garden-style pasta sauce
1 16-oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and well drained

Bowl of Good For You Chili


Recipe Directions

Bring a large covered pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook as package directs. Drain well.

Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Crumble in ground turkey and add chili powder. Cook, stirring, about 4 minutes, until turkey is no longer pink.

Stir in pasta sauce and beans, bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat and gently simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

Service and Toppings:

  • As needed chopped tomatoes
  • As needed shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • As needed thinly sliced scallions

In a deep bowl, spoon chili over pasta. Sprinkle each serving with toppings

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 521; Total Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 41mg; Carbohydrates: 82g; Protein: 27g; Fiber: 15g; Sodium: 963mg

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