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Quinoa Ground Turkey Skillet - One Pan Dinner

Veggie packed and flavorful, this one pan quinoa and ground turkey skillet is quick & easy to make - perfect for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: ground turkey, one pan turkey and quinoa skillet
Servings: 4
Calories: 461kcal


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ 7 oz can of pickled jalapeno diced, optional (adds a bit of heat. Could also use pre diced green chilies, or diced fresh jalapeno)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 14 oz. can corn drained
  • 1 19 oz. can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • Optional: diced avocado shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, for serving


  • Sauté onion in oil, over medium about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add turkey and season with salt and pepper. Cook until brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add peppers, jalapenos and garlic, cook about 3 minutes.
  • Add corn, beans, tomatoes, water, and spices. Bring to boil.
  • Add quinoa and press into the liquid, making sure it's submerged. Add a lid, lower heat to about medium and simmer about 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked. Stir once, halfway, making sure quinoa stays submerged in liquid. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with diced avocado, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.


Notes – I've changed the method so that the quinoa now cooks in the dish. You can still skip that part and add pre-cooked quinoa if you like.
Substitutions – Substitute peppers for whichever color you have. Add mushrooms if you want. Use whatever pre-cooked bean you like, like kidney beans. Use ground chicken or beef instead of ground turkey.
Storage – Store in the fridge in a covered container for about 3-4 days.
Nutrition – Nutritional information is an estimate only, intended for informational purposes, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. The estimate is based on a nutrition calculator and every recipe will vary slightly depending on the products you use in your home. This estimate is per serving. Your nutrition facts could vary.
Changing the serving size on the recipe card may affect ingredient amounts, nutrition, prep time, and/or cook time.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 15g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 13g