hatch green chile pumpkin pasta casserole with ground turkey

Hatch Green Chile and Pumpkin Pasta Casserole

Ground turkey with chopped green chiles, canned pumpkin and black beans, chickpea pasta, and fontina cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground turkey pasta, pasta bake, pasta casserole, pumpkin pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 390 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey I used 97/3
  • 15 oz can Pumpkin
  • 15 oz can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 C (360g) Roasted Chopped Green Chiles I used Bueno Hatch Autumn Roast (thawed from frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Chili Powder to spice preference
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 8 oz Banza Casarecce or your choice of pasta
  • 4 oz Fontina Cheese or a soft melting cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 400F and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (to cook the pasta).

  2. Add salt and pepper to one side of a pound of ground turkey while heating a skillet over medium-high heat with nonstick spray. Place the meat seasoned side down in the skillet once hot.

  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes, untouched, before flipping and crumbling the meat to finish cooking. Cook until no pink remains.

  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, and chiles. Cook for 2-3 minutes before reducing the heat to low.

  5. Drain and rinse the beans before adding them to the skillet with the canned pumpkin. Stir everything together.

  6. Cook the pasta 1-2 minutes less than instructed on its packaging. Add the cooked pasta to the turkey mixture, gently folding everything together.

  7. Add the mixture to the casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbling around the edges.

Recipe Notes

Each serving has 6 Smart Points.

Nutrition Facts
Hatch Green Chile and Pumpkin Pasta Casserole
Amount Per Serving (290 g)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Protein 35g70%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.