Cheesy Ground Turkey & Rice Skillet – An easy one pan dinner that is hearty, family friendly, and loaded with veggies and protein. Budget friendly and gluten free.

There’s nothing better than an easy one pan dinner that comes together quickly and is full of flavor and nutrition! This ground turkey skillet dinner checks all the boxes and will definitely become a regular in your rotation. I love the versatility of this recipe (see swap suggestions below) and how simple it is to prepare.

A combo of lean ground turkey, bell peppers, black, beans, rice, and tomatoes come together to make a fiber and protein-rich tasty meal. Best of all, it’s cooked all in one pan, which makes for easy prep and quick clean up! Perfect for weeknight meals or anytime you’re looking for a budget friendly meal using basic pantry staples.

What You’ll Need

Ground Turkey

White Rice (uncooked)

Bell Pepper


Black Beans

Diced Tomatoes

Chicken Broth

Seasonings – Seasoned Salt and Chili Powder

Grated Cheese

How to Make Turkey and Rice Skillet

Begin by heating avocado oil in a large skillet. Cook the ground turkey until browned. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes more.

Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, then cover the skillet and reduce the heat to medium low.

Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes, until rice is completely cooked.

Stir, then top with grated cheese and cilantro (if desired.)

Swaps & Variations

Swap ground beef or ground chicken for the ground turkey

Add diced zucchini for extra veggies

Swap Homemade Taco Seasoning or Chili Seasoning for the Seasoned Salt and Chili Powder

Use white beans or pinto beans in place of the black beans

More Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas

Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Greek Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Feta

Easy Mini Turkey Mini Meatloaf Muffins


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Cheesy Ground Turkey & Rice Skillet

Cheesy Ground Turkey & Rice Skillet - An easy one pan dinner that is hearty, family friendly, and loaded with veggies and protein.


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 15 oz low sodium black beans
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup jasmine rice, or plain white rice
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated raw cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Seasoned Salt , see recipe below
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder


  • Heat oil over medium high heat in a large deep skillet. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, adding in the onion and bell pepper in the last couple of minutes of cook time.
  • Add beans, tomatoes, seasoned salt, chili powder, rice, and broth to the skillet. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover the skillet.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until rice is cooked. Remove cover and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  • If desired, add chopped fresh cilantro before serving.



Calories: 377kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 4775mg, Potassium: 825mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1554IU, Vitamin C: 25mg, Calcium: 109mg, Iron: 4mg

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