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White Bean Turkey Chili

A quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
White Bean Turkey Chili is a quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce. https://www.lanascooking.com/white-bean-chili/

White Bean Turkey Chili is a quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce.

Back when I first started blogging, one of the first things I posted was my Quick and Easy Chili recipe. It’s my standard beef-with-beans-and-tomatoes shortcut chili recipe. And it’s mine and BeeBop’s favorite. A true standard, go-to recipe in cold weather.

White Bean Turkey Chili is a quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce. https://www.lanascooking.com/white-bean-chili/

But, you know, sometimes you just want something a little different, don’t you? Just wanna shake it up and change it around. And with cooler weather coming soon, what better time than to shake up that old chili recipe with something a little lighter.

This White Bean Turkey Chili recipe is every bit as good and comforting as its beef-based cousin. It’s somewhat lighter in calories but every bit as robust in taste. I like to serve it with a side of Chili Cheese Corn Muffins. It’s also great warmed up the next day. Maybe even better, actually.

How to Make White Bean Turkey Chili

Cooking onions, bell peppers, and ground turkey in a skillet.

Chop the onion and bell pepper. Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray and add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper. I used ground turkey breast in this, but you could use just the regular ground turkey, too.

Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes or until the turkey is crumbled and no longer pink.

Adding remaining ingredients to the mixture in the skillet.

Stir in tomatoes, beans, V-8 juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. And, oops, I forgot to take a picture of the salt and pepper, but I think you probably know what it looks like :-)

Bring the mixture to a boil, the reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and cilantro for garnish if desired.

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White Bean Turkey Chili is a quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce. https://www.lanascooking.com/white-bean-chili/

White Bean Turkey Chili

A quick and easy lighter chili made with ground turkey breast and Great Northern Beans in a red tomato sauce.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 20 ounces lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped
  • 15 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
  • 30 ounces canned Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 11 ounces V-8 juice (2 small cans)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Spray a large saucepan with cooking spray.
  • Add the ground turkey, onion and green pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat about 8 minutes or until the turkey is crumbled and no longer pink.
  • Stir in tomatoes, beans, V-8 juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, the reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Serve with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and cilantro for garnish if desired.

Notes

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 765mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 813IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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5 Comments

  1. Love the recipe, love the bowl (and the parsley). Could have been one of my props, we really have the same taste :)

    1. It was supposed to be cilantro, but at the last minute I found that I didn’t have any. Needed something green so the parsley had to substitute. I found four of those little bowls at an antique store near me. Got a few other props, too.

  2. I do a nice smokey turkey chili [it’s on my blog I am pretty sure] that is similar to this – yours looks wonderful! I gave it a Stumble too.

    1. Donalyn – thanks for the comment and for stumbling my post. Visited your site and I’ll be back! It was very nice.

  3. I could go for a nice hearty bowl of that right now. The weather’s perfect here and I’ve got some crusty bread waiting for dipping. Yum!!