This recipe is a wonderful recipe if you like pasta, barbecue and high flavor foods. This meal is quick, easy to make, and delicious to eat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Try using wagon wheel pasta as a variation.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot with boiling salted water cook rotelle pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, add onion and cook until onion for 2 minutes, or until softened. Add ground turkey and cook until no pink remains, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in chopped green bell pepper, corn, chili powder, dried oregano, salt, tomato sauce, and BBQ sauce. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • In a large serving bowl, combine the turkey mixture with the pasta. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 14.4g; carbohydrates 57.5g; fat 7.4g; cholesterol 29.5mg; sodium 999.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
Very easy, took about 40 minutes. Definately use cumin when cooking the turkey, maybe even some of the chili powder. I added some red pepper flakes, we like it hot, and could have used more. Also consider using a jalepano. If you double the turkey, be sure to add more onion, tomato sauce (or one 6oz can tomato paste with a full can of water,) bbq sauce, corn and green bell pepper. I used whole wheat pasta and couldn't even tell. It was excellent! My fiance had 3 servings, and there was leftovers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2008
We didn't care too much for this. The BBQ flavor overwhelms everything else so I didn't really matter that I added cumin crushed red pepper black pepper and garlic. Served with shredded cheese on top. My boyfriend ate 2 servings but I think he was just really hungry because he said this was a 2 star recipe. I ate mine with sour cream which helped cut the BBQ flavor down a bit. Thanks:) Read More
(7)
131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 52
  • 4 star values: 57
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2007
Very easy, took about 40 minutes. Definately use cumin when cooking the turkey, maybe even some of the chili powder. I added some red pepper flakes, we like it hot, and could have used more. Also consider using a jalepano. If you double the turkey, be sure to add more onion, tomato sauce (or one 6oz can tomato paste with a full can of water,) bbq sauce, corn and green bell pepper. I used whole wheat pasta and couldn't even tell. It was excellent! My fiance had 3 servings, and there was leftovers! Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I made the recipe exactly as the instructions called for and it was wonderful. We have lots left over so it can easily be cut down. I was surprised at how well the BBQ sauce added flavor with the chili powder. And for WW people it's only 6 points a serving and it's healthy! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2008
I absolutely loved this recipe! I did make a few changes like added kidney beans and a can of tomatoe paste and a can of water. And i added some red pepper for some fire. And i did not include the corn or the green pepper. Overall it was a very thick hearty and very tastey meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
WHAT AN AWESOME RECIPE! I thought it was easy to prepare and I'd like to share my tips. I cooked the pasta the night before and defrosted a 10 oz package of corn to save time. In the morning I browned the turkey with onion minced garlic and garlic powder to give it more flavor. I added cumin for smokiness and crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick. I saved about a cup of the starchy pasta water to bind the sauce together instead of using bland tomato sauce. I used a can of diced tomatoes with oregano garlic and basil for more flavor. I had a bag of frozen peppers and onions in the fridge so I put them in the processor to chop them and added a half cup of them to the hot tub. It turned out really tasty and really fast in less than 20 minutes I was done. So figure friendly and lower in fat sodium and cholesterol than old school hamburger helper. Thanks Dimple2000 for the recipe. Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2008
We didn't care too much for this. The BBQ flavor overwhelms everything else so I didn't really matter that I added cumin crushed red pepper black pepper and garlic. Served with shredded cheese on top. My boyfriend ate 2 servings but I think he was just really hungry because he said this was a 2 star recipe. I ate mine with sour cream which helped cut the BBQ flavor down a bit. Thanks:) Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2011
Due to my husband being a picky eater I omitted the onion and used onion power the green pepper and used a couple pinches of regular black pepper and tomato sauce and used tomato paste. Still turned out very tasty. You can change out the flavors of barbecue sauce to suit your particular taste. Very versatile and easy recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2011
Very easy and my six year old loved it - Very child friendly! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
I really had to spice this up for my family's taste. I added garlic cumin and chipolte hot sauce. I also used ground beef. I put shredded cheese and sour cream on the table so they could top it like another person suggested. In the end this was tasty and very simple to throw together. My higher rating was based more on how quick you can put dinner on the table. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
04/12/2004
This recipe was very good. I used ground beef instead of turkey. Tabasco sauce helped give it even more of a kick. You can put sour cream and cheddar cheese on top too. Read More
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