Easy Turkey & Rice Skillet

Easy Turkey & Rice Skillet

These are my FAVORITE meals!  Everything goes into one skillet and dinner is done!  So easy, so full of flavor, feeds a crowd and family approved.  What more could you want?  In my opinion, this is the epitome of a weeknight supper.  Happy eating! xo

This recipe serves four.

Shopping List
1 pound of ground turkey
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3  cloves of garlic, chopped
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 to 2 tablespoons of hot sauce depending on how much oomph you want to give it
4 cups of cooked and ready to eat rice (we used brown rice)
chopped parsley to garnish, optional

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown up your ground turkey in a drizzle of EVOO.  Once browned and crumbly, add in a big pinch of both salt and pepper followed by your chopped bell pepper, onion, garlic, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and hot sauce.  Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir everything together and allow to simmer about 5-8 minutes.  Stir your cooked and ready to eat rice right inside the skillet.  Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Easy, simple, full of goodness and perfect for weeknights.  Enjoy! xo

Turkey & Rice Skillet

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  • Beth Dunham Swindig August 24, 2018 at 4:42 am

    We have tons of fresh tomatoes from the garden so I am thinking of using fresh instead of canned for this and then also maybe another option could be ground chicken? Thanks for the quick and easy dinner idea!

  • Pamela Kennedy August 24, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Oh my Lord! Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling great and thought…”you know what sounds good?” ..something with tomato sauce, either noodles or rice, onion, bell pepper, and ground beef or turkey.” Well, holy moly if I didn’t just see this! Once again, a “Shayipe” to the rescue!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 24, 2018 at 4:50 am

    I love tomato-based food (tomato sauce pasta over creamy pasta any day!) and rice (I’m Chinese after all, lol!), so this sounds perfect! The addition of turkey is great as well, such a healthy protein. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter August 24, 2018 at 5:26 am

    This looks like a Slaughter meal! Adding it ASAP!

  • Narci August 24, 2018 at 6:40 am

    This is the perfect weekday meal! Trying it out ASAP!!

  • Alexis deZayas August 24, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Yum yum yum!! This looks restaurant worthy!

  • Mary Merrill August 24, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Do you have more one pan/pot recipes? I have your cookbooks, but always love the one pan recipes……quick and easy.

    • Mix and Match Mama August 24, 2018 at 7:10 am

      Yes! A ton! Click FOOD at the top or along the side of my blog and then click the “one pot” tab on the right.

  • Amanda August 24, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Would using ground beef instead be okay if you don’t have ground turkey?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 25, 2018 at 6:57 am


  • Erin August 27, 2018 at 10:02 am

    we are vegetarian… does anyone have a suggestion for replacing the ground turkey? this looks so yummy and easy!

    • Lynn Thompson August 27, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      I would just leave out the turkey and put in more veggies! I made it tonight and it was a hit!

  • Stephanie Ashe August 27, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    So good! We topped it with a little shredded cheese, sour cream and avocado, delish!