Sweep The Kitchen, One Pot Meal

I’m a busy girl, but I love good food.  This one pot meal is so yummy, very forgiving, and calls for lots of veggies.  It’s my go-to comfort and convenience food.

I’m not sure what to call this recipe… it reminds me of a traditional pasta e fagioli (without the pasta), or a southern goulash.  Either way, I can chock it full of veggies and enjoy it multiple times throughout the week.

If you are even a bit OCD and need super specific directions, this recipe may not be for you.  There are so many possible variations that it may send some of my meticulous friends into a tailspin.  But if you like to “wing it” or love the idea of a fool proof, one pot meal, then please proceed.

***If you have finicky eaters, finely chop undesirable veggies or pulse in a food processor before adding to pot.  Trust me, they’ll never know 😉

Ingredients (Bear with me, there are lots of options):

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Protein (4 Cups total) : 1lb Ground Turkey, 1 Can Black Beans and/or 1 Can Kidney Beans

Hardy/Root Veggies (4 Cups total) : Onions, Garlic, Celery, Bell Peppers, Sweet Peppers, Carrots

Veggies (4 Cups total) : Zucchini, Squash, Kale, Cabbage, Greens

2 Cans Fire Roasted Tomatoes

4 Cups Water or Vegetable Broth

Italian Seasoning, Sea Salt, Pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.  Add ground turkey.  Stir occasionally, cook until browned. (If using only canned beans, skip this step)
  2. Add hardy/root veggies to pot.  Saute until softened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add veggies, canned tomatoes, canned beans, water or broth to pot.  Bring to a simmer.
  4. Reduce heat.  Add Italian Seasoning, Salt & Pepper.  Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve hot or let cool and store in refrigerator or freezer.

And it’s that simple!  In less than 30 minutes, you’ve got a quick, simple, family friendly meal.

Bon Apetite!


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