ZENB Green Chile Enchilada Elbows Pasta


PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 40 minutes

TOTAL TIME 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 439g
Servings: 4

Calories: 560

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat16g21%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Dietary Fiber13g46%
Total Sugar4g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 275mg 20%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 812mg 15%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

Enjoy the classic flavor of enchiladas in this Green Chile Enchilada recipe using ZENB Elbows Pasta. This gluten free dish provides protein and stays low in sodium, so you can feel good about enjoying the spicy flavors. Give this dish a try, we know you will love it.


  • 2 medium poblano peppers
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 12 ounces ZENB Yellow Pea Elbows Pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound extra lean ground turkey (93%)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges



Preheat broiler to HIGH. Place peppers on rimmed baking sheet. Broil 6-8 minutes, turning frequently, until skin is blackened on all sides. Transfer peppers to medium bowl; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let stand 10-15 minutes or until cooled. Peel off skins; discard seeds and stems. Coarsely chop peppers.


Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water; drain.


Heat oil in large deep skillet on medium-high heat. Add turkey, salt & pepper. Cook 8-10 minutes, or until browned while breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add roasted peppers, garlic, pasta and reserved cooking water. Cook 2-4 minutes until heated through.


Remove pan from heat. Top with shredded cheese; cover and let stand 1 minutes until melted. Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges before serving.

Tasty Tips

Substitute 1 can rinsed black beans for the ground turkey to make this a vegetarian dish.

Never rinse off any small residual pieces of char from roasted peppers as it gives your dish lots of flavor.

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