Ground Turkey Chili

Ground Turkey Chili

This homemade ground turkey chili recipe is easy, healthy, low calorie, delicious and a healthier version of comfort food. Filled with fresh tomatoes, beans, peppers and lean ground turkey, it’s satisfying while keeping you within your calorie goals.

If I don’t feel like cooking on some lazy Sunday, but I still want to eat something delicious and homemade, I make chili. Sure, I have to prepare and cook it, but it doesn’t take that long and since this ground turkey chili needs a few hours to cook you can start it in the morning and relax for the rest of the day. The house being filled with that homecooked chili aroma is also a bonus!

That’s the idea anyway. I have a toddler, so the definition of “relax” escapes me lately, but having dinner waiting for me at the end of the day gives me an extra time to spend with the family. And, if you make enough of this ground turkey chili (I usually use 3 pounds of ground turkey) you can have it the next day or freeze it for dinner another night.

Ground Turkey Chili

With the high cost of groceries, I’m all for any meal that I can reheat the next day and kill two meals with one cooking session. The chili is also great the next day in taco salad or lettuce wrap tacos. All it takes is a little added seasoning when reheating.

Tools I use to Make the Ground Turkey Chili

Ninja Food Chopper Express Chop is what I use to chop the veggies and mince the garlic. It’s inexpensive, compact, east to use and it definitely beats standing there chopping and chopping. I find that I use this almost every day so I can’t recommend it enough. I find it extremely helpful when I’m making dishes like my Easy To Peel Deviled Eggs.

ground turkey chili

Ground Turkey Chili

Angeline Cosgrove
A low calorie ground turkey chili recipe
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Servings 8 People


  • 3 Pounds Ground Turkey
  • 8 Large Tomatoes
  • 2 Medium Onions Diced
  • 2 Bell Peppers Diced, Green or Red
  • 1 Jalapeno Diced
  • 5 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1.5 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper To taste


  • In a large pot on medium high heat, add 2 tbsp of olive oil along with onions and ground turkey
  • Break up ground Turkey and cook until turkey is browned all the way through
  • Next, add diced tomatoes, garlic, peppers, beans and seasonings, stir until well combined
  • Cover the chili and let cook on medium low for at least 45 minutes but ideally 2 to 3 hours
  • If chili is too thin, uncover and let simmer until you see chili thicken

Leave a Reply