This Healthy Turkey Chili recipe is hearty, warming, and delicious! You will love how full of flavor it is and you will feel great about making it for your family! Serve this easy turkey chili with some warm beer bread or just a easy side salad.
I wanted to tell you that I am filled with absolute regret that the other night over dinner I did not pull out my phone to record Quinn talking about the story she wrote. It wasn’t so much the story itself that was funny. It was the way she was telling it. Gavin and I were laughing so hard we were actually crying and my stomach for real hurt – which might be more of a testament to how out of shape those muscles are.
All the while Quinn just kept looking at us and saying, “What? Why is this so funny??” and giggling herself.
I love family dinner time. Scratch that. There is a lot I love about family dinner time. The reminding kids to eat and asking them to sit down over and over is not ideal. But I love that it is the time of day that our kids’ personalities shine so brightly. They talk about their days, what is happening in their lives, they lend each other support. Family dinner time is so important to us. But it has to come with actual dinner.
Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe
This Healthy Turkey Chili recipe is the perfect family dinner. It is not the least bit difficult to make, and delivers the original one pot meal. You have vegetables and proteins living happily together in one pot. Throw some fast easy biscuits on the side or let everyone go nuts with garnishments and you have such a happy filling meal that you can laugh until you cry over.
The Best Turkey Chili
Everyone needs a good ground turkey chili recipe. I love that it is a healthy fulfilling meal that I feel good about feeding my family. This turkey chili actually is healthy. As the name suggests, it is made with ground turkey, which is such a lean and low fat meat. I pilled on the veggies in the form of tomatos, onions, green peppers, and kidney beans. Plus it is all sautéed in just a tablespoon of oil. You don’t get much healthier than that!
The seasonings in this recipe, chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce are just the right combination to give it the perfect flavor. And when you let it all simmer together it becomes the most hearty delicious chili recipe.
Toppings For Healthy Turkey Chili
I feel like given how healthy it is, you can just pile on the sour cream – that’s how this works, right? But don’t let me stop you from putting on whatever your favorite chili toppings are!
- sour cream
- pickled jalapeños
- green onions
- red onions
- shredded cheese
- chopped cilantro
- corn chips
Reheating Turkey Chili Leftovers
This turkey chili recipe reheats beautifully. I actually did the video for this recipe one day and then we ate it the next. If you make this turkey chili the night before, simple put the whole pot over a low heat and stir frequently for about a half hour.
If you are just reheating a single serving, microwave covered, stirring half way through. Or put in a small sauce pan and simmer, stirring frequently, until warmed.
Healthy Turkey Chili
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 green pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound ground turkey
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 14 ounces kidney beans drained and rinsed
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes undrained
- 2 cups water
- Heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
- Add the onions, garlic, and green pepper to the pan. Stir and sauté until the veggies are cooked through and the onions are translucent.
- Add the ground turkey and cook until the meat is no longer pink.
- Add the spices, salt, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and stir until combined.
- Add the kidney beans and tomatoes with their sauce, and two cups of water. Stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for thirty minutes.