Delicious turkey white bean chili made with ground turkey, white beans and tomatoes. Ready in under 45-minutes, this recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner. Recipe originally published on January 19, 2014 and updated on January 15, 2021.
Hello to my favourite classic winter dish; chili. I just love it. I love how it gets more flavourful the second day–and this is coming from someone who generally speaking is not a huge fan of leftovers!
It’s worth noting that this version of turkey chili is tomato-based, so if you’re looking for a white chili, this isn’t the recipe for you.
This version is closer to a classic beef chili but uses ground turkey and white beans, as well as a few different vegetables to bulk it up.
How can I make a more vegetable-forward chili?
Other than making a fully vegetarian chili, what I love about this recipe is that it has bell pepper (I like green here, but red would work too), diced tomatoes and sweet potatoes. So it’s not all meat, all the time.
The toppings are key here. I always finish mine off with a dollop of sour cream, some avocado and sharp cheddar cheese. I like to add some brightness from green onions, but you could use red onion here as well.
What could I use instead of ground turkey?
This recipe is so adaptable and forgiving for whatever ground meat you have on hand or in your freezer.
- Ground pork
- Ground beef
- Ground chicken
The only meat I would stay away from is ground lamb.
What sides would go well with this turkey white bean chili?
That’s the thing about chili, I find, like most stews, it doesn’t really need a side dish, but there are a couple of things I love to serve with this.