One-pot meals are great for many reasons. They are simple, convenient, and typically enough to feed a large family.  This One Pot Turkey Rigatoni is all of that and more. Not only is it tasty, it’s quite healthy as well.  One serving of this rigatoni is 187 calories, and it has 17 grams of protein. That’s amazing for a pasta meal. If you don’t have a family to feed, this one pot meal is perfect for meal prep. You can make it all in one pot, then divide it into enough servings to feed you lunches for the week. 

I also suggest that you play around with the ingredients. Feel free to use ground chicken or even ground beef as long as you alter the Weight Watchers points for what you personally need. And I love adding in any veggies that are on their last leg. It helps to bulk up the meal even more. Let’s get to the recipe for this delicious One Pot meal.

 

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

You don’t need much – just one pot! 

Dinner is much easier to whip together when you only need one pot to make it happen. And the dreaded clean up is easy. 

It’s a healthy pasta dish the whole family can enjoy. 

Typically diets and pasta don’t mix. But that’s not true with this recipe. You can enjoy a bowl of pasta for just three Weight Watchers points. 

One Pot Turkey Rigatoni can be adjusted for your taste preference. 

As mentioned above, you can use any meat that you like. Take a look at the tips and tricks below for more ideas. 

Ingredients you need to make One Pot Turkey Rigatoni: 

  • 1 lb ground turkey, weighed raw
  • 5 cups cooked rigatoni 
  • 1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 (5.5 oz) can tomato paste
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth or water
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers 
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • Dash of salt and pepper

How to make One Pot Turkey Rigatoni (step by step): 

  1. In a large skillet-type pot, brown the ground turkey over medium heat. I always spray my pan with a little nonstick cooking spray, but that is optional.
  2. Once the turkey has browned, add in the garlic, peppers, and onions and let them simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add in the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir well, then add in the pasta.
  4. Bring to a light boil then turn the heat down to simmer. If you’re using uncooked pasta, let the pasta cook for about 12 minutes. Stir it often so the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan. If the sauce feels too thick you can add in a little more broth or water. If your pasta is already cooked, you’re just warming it all the way through, so it only needs 2-3 minutes of cooking time. 
  5. Serve once the pasta is fully cooked or warmed through. Makes 10-1 cup servings. Store in the fridge, this dish will freeze well.

Makes 10 (1 cup) servings. Nutrition info for 1 cup: Calories 187,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .1 g,  Carbs 29 g,  Fiber 2.87 g, Sugars 5.66 g, Sodium 470.5 mg, Protein 17 g. 

WW Points 

  • Fat free ground turkey 0 points
  • Cooked rigatoni 27 points
  • Diced tomatoes 0 points
  • Tomato paste 4 points
  • Chicken broth or water 0 points 
  • Diced garlic cloves 0 points
  • Diced red onion 0 points
  • Diced bell peppers 0 points
  • Italian seasoning 0 points
  • Salt and pepper 0 points

3 points per serving on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Personal Points- 1-4 depending on your 0PP foods 

Smart Points- Blue & Green- 4 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- Purple- 1 *when using whole wheat pasta- using WW recipe builder

Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Pasta now comes pre-cooked in packages. You can use this to speed the process along, as well as have an easier time figuring out the measurement per points. If you use uncooked pasta, you’ll need to enter it into the Weight Watchers app to check the points. 
  • Add some cheese if you’ve got the points for it! Fat free sour cream is also great on a bowl of this turkey rigatoni. 

Tips and Tricks for Making One Pot Turkey Rigatoni: 

  • This recipe will keep well in the fridge for up to seven days. It also freezes really well in ziplock freezer bags. 

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One pot turkey rigatoni

By: Drizzle
Servings: 10
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
turkey rigatoni in white bowl
1-4PP, 4SP per 1 cup serving on blue, green, 1SP on purple for 2 servings when using whole wheat pasta

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb ground turkey *weighed raw
  • 5 cups rigatoni *weighed dry, 32SP for reference
  • 1- 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1- 5.5 oz can tomato paste
  • 2.5 cups broth *I used chicken but any is fine, you could even use water..
  • 2 garlic cloves diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup diced peppers *I used both red & green
  • 2 tsp italian seasoning
  • Dash of salt & pepper

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet-type pot, brown the ground turkey over medium heat. I always spray my pan with a little nonstick cooking spray, but that is optional.
  • Once the turkey has browned, add in the garlic, peppers, and onions and let them simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir well, then add in the pasta.
  • Bring to a light boil then turn the heat down to simmer. If you’re using uncooked pasta, let the pasta cook for about 12 minutes. Stir it often so the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan. If the sauce feels too thick you can add in a little more broth or water. If your pasta is already cooked, you’re just warming it all the way through, so it only needs 2-3 minutes of cook time.
  • Serve once the pasta is fully cooked or warmed through. Makes 10-1 cup servings. Store in the fridge, this dish will freeze well.

Notes

3 points per serving on the WW app recipe creator.  
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 
Personal Points- 1-4 depending on your 0PP foods 
Smart Points- Blue & Green- 4 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- Purple- 1 *when using whole wheat pasta- using WW recipe builder
Points Plus- 4 using PP calculator

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 187kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 17gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 470.5mgFiber: 2.87gSugar: 5.66g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main meals
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13 Comments

  1. Thanks for this recipe! Came to the rescue after needing something quick and easy (monday’s, ugh). Loving the Canadian content for ingredients! Yay!

  2. This was delicious!!! Everyone loved it and not one bite left, lol. This will definitely be a regular for us. We have tried many of your recipes and they are always so good. Thank you so much for all you do & God Bless!

  3. If I’m using my food scale, how many ounces of pasta do I use? Ziti doesn’t really measure well in a measuring cup. Thanks!