Turkey Chili Nachos

We recently, for March break, flew to San Diego for vacation. We have now been there 4 times and love the area. We are lucky enough to have a time share up in Escondido. I love going there for many reasons but one is to shop at Trader Joe’s, I am in heaven in that store!! Such great products/produce/wine, for incredibly inexpensive prices.

So on the plane I take all of my recent magazines and create a menu and shopping list. After checking in at the resort we are off to Trader Joe’s!! Woohoo, vacation has started. One of the recipes I wanted to try was Turkey Chili Nachos, man that sounded good!!

It was from a Canadian Living Magazine but I adapted it slightly to what I found available.

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands

Now the photos are not the best as I just had my phone for pictures, but you get the idea of how delicious these are!! Honestly, one of the best if not the best nachos I have ever had or made. They were scrumptious!!

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Turkey Chili Nachos
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Amazing turkey chili nachos, great anytime of the year!!
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1½ lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1½ cups Pomodoro sauce or your favorite tomato sauce
  • ½ sweet red pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1½ Tbsp. salsa picante
  • I large bag tortilla chips, baked or fried
  • 1½ cups part skim mozzarella
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  1. Cook the onion until soft and slightly golden, in the olive oil, in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cumin, and salt and pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the turkey and cook for about 5 min. until it is no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce. Add half the green onions, red pepper and salsa, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 min. until thickened.
  2. Layer the chips and turkey chili in a large 9 x 13" pan or broiler pan. Top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is bubbling and starting to turn golden. Top with the remaining green onions, cilantro and lime juice. Serve immediately!!
  3. Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine

Turkey Chili Nachos by Noshing With The Nolands




  1. says

    It’s been ages since I was in San Diego but it’s such a livable city. We don’t ever seen ground turkey in our stores as turkey isn’t a popular option. I buy turkey and grind it myself and I will do it to have these nachos.

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