Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner Recipe
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Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner Recipe

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Taco seasoning mix adds fast flavor to this speedy skillet dish from Leota Shaffer. "It's so easy to make that I fix it frequently," says the Sterling, Virginia cook. "All I need is salad and dessert, and the meal is ready."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 377 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 651mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a skillet, cook turkey and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain if necessary. Stir in the taco seasoning, water, zucchini, tomatoes and corn; bring to a boil. Add rice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and let stand until the cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Fiesta Fry Pan Dinner in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p49

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cookinmommy User ID: 166191 218964
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2015

"This is a great dish. We really enjoyed. Lots of good flavors. I used instant brown rice. I think next time I'll use a larger can of stewed tomatoes. Also I thought this would make a good filling in a tortilla."

Jen Wiebe User ID: 2681734 65284
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"Very good. My 2-year-old even liked it!"

sahmgaritano User ID: 6895571 25009
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"We have had this twice and my kids age 15 months to 10 love it!"

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