Turkey and Black Bean Ziti Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 30 MINUTES

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups cooked turkey, white and dark meat, large shreds
  • 1 cup chicken stock, or turkey stock
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 lb uncooked ziti pasta
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


In a large skillet over med/high heat, add oil, onion and garlic. Saute until lightly golden.


Add chili powder, cumin, oregano and tomato paste. Mix well and cook about 2 minutes.


Add turkey and stock. Bring to simmer. Cook 3-5 minutes until a little thickened.


Add beans and lime juice. Season as desired with salt and pepper.


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the ziti al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain.


Toss the pasta into the skillet with the sauce and stir in the chopped cilantro.

Turkey and Black Bean Ziti


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