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Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!     Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

The snow has started in Cleveland and I am not liking it. I don’t want to be the person that always complains about snow, but it just isn’t for me. I am more of a beach, warm weather girl.

But since we want to live close to my family, Cleveland and the snow is where we are. If I have to deal with cold winters than you  better believe that I will be making a lot of comfort food, like today’s Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese

If you are a fan of chili, you will love this recipe. Turkey chili slowly simmers in the Crock-Pot® and then is mixed with pasta and cheese to create a warm, hearty meal. This Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese makes a nice game day dish or meal during the week. You can’t beat a meal that you can cook while you go about your day!

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

Today’s recipe was cooked in the newSwing and Serve™ Crock-Pot® which combines entertaining, cooking and serving flexibility with space-saving convenience. You can prepare three different appetizers at once for a spectacular party spread – or cook a complete meal for your family, including a main dish and two side items – all in one versatile appliance. You can’t beat that!

Talk about a win-win for those busy weeknights when you need a full meal ready when you get home. I also love this for game day when you want to have chili simmering and then two appetizers cooking for your guests. As we approach the holidays this would also be perfect for your holiday party. You can cook appetizer meatballs, a delicious cheese spread and spinach artichoke dip all at the same time.

This unique slow cooker includes two 1.5-Quart crocks on the top level, plus one larger 3.5-Quart crock at the base. The elevated design allows you to cook & serve three dishes at once, while saving space on your countertop.

Each of the crocks can be independently operated to cook on either High or Low heat, or set to keep foods warm. The upper crocks swing apart for easy serving, and can be folded together for more compact storage. There is even a centralized utensil holder caddy located on the base of the slow cooker for storing serving spoons or eating utensils.

I don’t know about you but a big bowl of this Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is exactly the comfort food I need on these freezing cold days. When you are meal planning add this delicious recipe to the mix!

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese

Yield: 8-10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey {or meat of your choice}
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 - 15 oz. cans of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth {you can also use vegetable or beef broth}
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper
  • 8 oz. elbow pasta, cooked {use whole wheat for a healthier option}
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese {or cheese of your choice}

Garnish:

  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat. Add the ground turkey and cook until browned. Transfer to your Crock-Pot® Swing and Serve™.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. With a 1/2 hour remaining cook the pasta according to the package.
  4. When you are ready to eat mix together the pasta, chili and cheese until the cheese is melted. Garnish with cilantro, green onion and sour cream.

Notes

You can use ground beef which also works great in this recipe.

If you want more veggies feel free to add diced bell peppers. For more spice try adding a jalapeño.

Many cheeses can work in this recipe including Monterrey Jack or Pepper Jack.

I received the Swing and Serve Crock-Pot® for review. All opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create new, delicious recipes for you!

Crock-Pot® Turkey Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate cold weather comfort food, perfect for dinner or game day. Turkey Chili is slowly simmers in a Crock-Pot® and then pasta and cheese are mixed in when it is ready to eat. This is a family favorite!

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Yum! This is totally my kind of meal - it's getting harder and harder to make dinner with a toddler around. Loving this slow cooker recipe!!

Julia

Wednesday 21st of December 2016

You would love this and so would the little one! It was a hit here at my house!

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