One-Pot Turkey Recipes to Make Meals Easy!
One-pot meals are a huge hit in my house. They’re an easy way to pack a whole lot of nutrition in one meal, while saving on dishes and clean-up time. Win-win-win!
For some delicious inspiration any day of the week, check out these five, one-pot dinners.
1. Quick One-Pot Turkey Veggie Pasta
Got a family that loves pasta? Well, this one’s for you! It’s a quick and tasty meal made with leftover turkey for satisfying protein. Plus, I love one-pot pasta dishes because you can easily add in extra veggies. The fresh spinach in this recipe cooks down a ton so you could add even more than the recipe calls for. I also love the versatility. Don’t have spinach on hand? Feel free to add in whatever veggies you have like frozen peas or broccoli.
Neat to Know Nutrition Tip: Try swapping white pasta with a whole grain option for some more gut-friendly and heart-healthy fibre along with phytonutrients (plant compounds) needed for good health.
2. Hot Honey Turkey Stir Fry with Toasted Almonds
One of the many things that I love about turkey is that it pairs well with all sorts of flavours, like this drool-worthy combo with orange and honey. Stir fries are ideal when you need to clean out your fridge because they’re super customizable. Missing broccoli? No problem, toss in your last few green beans or half head of cauliflower (or both) – add whatever you have in your crisper to reduce food waste.
Neat to Know Nutrition Tip: Not only do the toasted almonds in this recipe provide a satisfying crunch, but along with canola oil, they offer up healthy fats. Including healthy fat with your veggies will help you absorb all the fat-soluble vitamins they have to offer, like vitamins A and K.
3. Gluten-Free Coconut Turkey Curry
This cozy turkey curry is a simple recipe to add to your one-pot dinner line up. With vibrant red curry paste and fresh lemongrass it packs a flavour punch. Don’t let the longer ingredient list scare you off – it’s easy to make.
Neat to Know Nutrition Tip: Turkey is rich in high quality protein, so it’s the perfect ingredient in a veggie-filled recipe like this coconut curry to help to keep you satisfied and energized.
4. Slow Cooker Turkey Black Bean Chili
A list of one pot meals wouldn’t be complete without a chili. What I love most about this recipe is that it uses a simple list of basic nutritious ingredients and a slow cooker so you can set it and forget it.
Neat to Know Nutrition Tip: Pair proteins to optimize nutrition. While plant-proteins, like black beans, fill you up with gut friendly fibre, animal proteins, like turkey, offer brain-boosting vitamin B12 that you won’t find in plants.
5. One-Pot Turkey Lasagna Soup
When I think comfort food, lasagna and soup are two of the first things that come to mind. Both options can be labour intensive when made from scratch, but not this lasagna soup! It’s so easy and super tasty too. I’d add in a few handfuls of greens like spinach or kale for an extra boost of nutrients.
Neat to Know Nutrition Tip: Tomatoes are rich in antioxidant vitamin C which is important for immune health. Not only that, but vitamin C also helps you absorb even more iron from the lean ground turkey!
I’m betting you and your family will love these five turkey- and veggie-packed dinners! Which one will you try first?
Happy healthy eating,