Cooking at Home – Picadillo

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Published Saturday, May 15, 2021

Makes: 6 servings

A fun flavorful dish that is full of veggies and lean protein and can be made in a flash.


  • 1 pound turkey, ground, 85% lean
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 5 carrot (small, diced)
  • 2 zucchini (medium, or other squash)
  • 2 potatoes (medium, diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/4 cups Mexican style tomato sauce (10 1/2 ounce can)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch


  1. Brown ground turkey in a non-stick frying pan.
  2. Add onions, carrots, squash, potatoes, salt, pepper, and cumin. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce and just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender.
  4. Dissolve cornstarch in about 1 Tablespoon of cold water, add to mixture, bring back to a boil until gravy thickens. Serve.

Source: California Health Department - Los Angeles County, Es Facil Campaign.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/6 of recipe (304g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

10 g

Saturated Fat

3 g


55 mg


691 mg


25 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

8 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


17 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


81 mg


3 mg


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