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Turkey and Black Bean Ziti

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


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


In a large skillet over med/high heat, add oil, onion and garlic. Sauté 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.