Turkey and White Bean Chili

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Soup, Chili


A hearty, healthy chili that mixes ground turkey with white beans and vegetables.



  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 128oz can of diced tomatoes (low sodium if possible)
  • 115oz can of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Grated cheddar cheese for garnish
  • Minced red onion for garnish


  1. In a large pot heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and red pepper and sauté until soft (about 6-7 minutes).
  2. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking up the meat, until browned (8-9 minutes).
  3. Stir in the cumin, chili powder, and cook for two minutes.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes with the juice, using the back of a wooden spoon to break up any big chunks.
  5. Add the white beans, stir, and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally until the flavors come together and the soup starts to thicken (takes about 45 minutes).
  7. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve in soup bowls with a chunk of bread or corn bread, cheese and red onion for garnish.