Super Easy Turkey Chili Recipe

Nothing warms up the belly like a nice bowl of chili. However, we try to stay away from too much ground beef in our home. That does not mean you need to stop making chili, substitute ground turkey for the meat in this super easy turkey chili recipe. You probably have everything in your pantry right now anyway.

turkey chili recipe

I did not have any bell peppers when I made this recipe and only had one can of kidney beans so I made some substitutions. I used a can of white beans instead. Outside of the color, there was not really flavor change.


Make a lighter meal at your super bowl party, by swapping your heavy chili recipe for this light and easy turkey chili recipe, if you don’t tell anyone they may not even notice. This was a great starting point for a chili recipe. Feel free to substitute different veggies or beans.

I might even try to brown the turkey and onions and then add it to my crock pot next time. 


Easy Turkey Chili

Easy Turkey Chili

cut calories on your favorite cold day recipe, make this super easy turkey chili recipe.


  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1 pould ground turkey
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes, (undrained)
  • 2 16 oz red kidney beansq drained & Rinsed
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn
  • 1 tsp hotsauce or to taste
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp cumin or to taste


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions, garlic and bell peppers in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and cook until browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Optional: Top with low fat sour cream, cheese, green onions etc.


You can make this in the crock pot after you brown the turkey.

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  1. chili is one of those recipes you can change up a few ingredients and offer a whole different dish to your family.

  2. This looks awesome. It’s a bit chilly now and I’d love some soup!

  3. That looks yummy. I am always looking for something different to cook. i get so bored with the same old things.

  4. That looks delicious! I’m always trying to find different recipes to make for my family so they don’t get board. I bet they would all like this. Thanks for sharing =)

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