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Turkey Picadillo

I serve this over shortcut pasta or egg noodles and garnish it with sour cream and a sprinkling of chopped scallions. Any leftovers reheat wonderfully. —Anita Pinney, Santa Rosa, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 5-1/3 cups uncooked whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • Optional: Reduced-fat sour cream and chopped green onions


  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, green pepper and onion over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink; drain. Add the garlic, chili powder and pepper; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomatoes and raisins; heat through. Drain noodles; serve with turkey mixture. Garnish with sour cream and green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup turkey mixture with 1 cup noodles (calculated without sour cream and green onions): 463 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 535mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 9g fiber), 30g protein.
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  • CarsonGirl
    Mar 8, 2018

    This was great. My husband and I agreed that we will make it again.The recipe uses few ingredients, most of which you're likely to have on hand, and it comes together quickly. It makes a very generous four servings. I added a half tsp of ground cumin and half a fresh jalapeno (minced). Even with the addition of the jalapeno the heat level was very tame, making it a dish that anyone should love--just add hot sauce if you want it hotter.