Healthy Turkey Chili Recipes

Find healthy, delicious turkey chili recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Rating: 4 stars 4
Canned pumpkin adds mellow background flavor and works to thicken up this turkey pumpkin chili. Smoked paprika adds flavor with a hint of spice. This chili is on the thicker side—if you want it thinner, add a bit more water.
By Anna Theoktisto

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

Rating: 4 stars 7
This slow-cooker turkey and butternut squash chili is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. The sweetness of the butternut squash tames the kick from cayenne, making this easy crock-pot chili just right for kids and adults alike. For those who prefer a spicier chili, just pass hot sauce at the table.

White Turkey Chili

Rating: 4.55 stars 6
This healthy white turkey chili recipe is gorgeous, with flecks of green from zucchini, oregano and green chiles. To keep the saturated fat low, we use one pound of ground turkey and add whole-grain bulgur to boost the volume and fiber in this chili recipe. After all the ingredients are added to the pot, we like to slowly simmer our chili for close to an hour to develop the best flavor, but if you're in a hurry, reduce the liquid by half and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili

Rating: 5 stars 3
This healthy turkey chili has a nice balance of flavors thanks to sweet potatoes and smoky chipotle chiles. We like to garnish it with creamy avocado, but melted cheese, chopped scallion and a dollop of sour cream will work well too.

Chipotle Cauliflower & Turkey Chili

Lean ground turkey and cauliflower soak up the bold flavors in this easy chili. Using cauliflower stems along with the florets adds a meatier texture—just be sure to leave off the tough bottom inch or so of the stem. Make a double batch and eat it for lunch the next day, or freeze the extras for another night. We love the smoky heat from the chipotle peppers, but use less if you prefer a milder chili.
By Hilary Meyer

Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

Ground turkey and canned kidney beans combine in this easy slow-cooker turkey chili. A tomato base, plus cumin and garlic powder, supplies plenty of flavor, while jalapeño and chili powder bring on the heat.
By Anna Theoktisto

Turkey and Bean Chili

Rating: 4 stars 2
This mild-flavored chili is lower in sodium than most canned chilis or chili seasoning blends.

Turkey & Brown Rice Chili

Rating: 4 stars 3
This hearty turkey chili recipe takes just 35 minutes to prep. While it's cooking, you'll have time to throw together a green salad and warm up some crusty bread to complete the meal.

Spicy White Chili

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Top this spicy chili with hot sauce if you love the heat.

Turkey Chili Calzones

Here we combine two favorite family dinners—chili and pizza—into calzones packed full of lean turkey, bell peppers and sharp Cheddar. Dish them up with a side salad to complete the meal.
By Laura Kanya

White Chili

Rating: 4.09 stars 11
This fragrant white chili is an unusual, delicious alternative to traditional tomato-based chilis. Serve with lime wedges and a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkling of cheese.

Turkey Chipotle Chili

The flavorful chili has plenty of vegetables and lean turkey breast, and uses canned black beans so it's ready in less than an hour. Serve topped with a dollop of yogurt or sour cream for a rich taste.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Quick Chili Bowl
This quick-and-easy chili recipe is not only delicious, but it also packs in 25 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber per serving.
BBQ Bean Chili
Bursting with barbecue flavor, this hearty chili recipe is loaded with red kidney beans, navy beans, vegetables, and smoked turkey sausage. Serve it up as a delicious midday meal with some crusty bread and a side salad.
Italian Turkey Chili Master Recipe

This Italian-inspired turkey chili recipe is great for meal-prep weekends--refrigerate portions of it for up to three days or freeze them for up to three months. The zesty chili is great for lunches and dinners, but is also perfect for adding into other recipes, like our Easy Lasagna (see associated recipe).