This is the best Healthy Turkey Chili ever! With a southwestern spin on our favorite chili, know you can feel great about this healthy for you comfort food! Packed with flavor, you’ll want to make this healthy chili recipe all year long.

bowl of Healthy Turkey Chili with beans, corn and cheese

EASY SOUTHWEST TURKEY CHILI RECIPE

When you’re looking for a quick and easy one pot recipe for ground turkey, this amazing Southwest Turkey Chili with sweet corn, turkey, diced tomatoes, and red kidney beans will hit the spot.

If you want to add more healthy vegetables, try green pepper, black beans or pinto beans. You’ll love this simple healthy recipe!

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Southwest Turkey Chili is our favorite way to make a delicious healthy chili recipe with very little effort. I’m all about easy dinners and this is definitely one of my family’s favorites!

We love to top it with a squeeze of lime, greek yogurt (tastes better than sour cream), cheddar cheese and fresh cilantro. Fresh avocado would be amazing as well. 

Close up bowl of Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe with chips and cheese
Best Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe – Only 30 Minutes & One Pot

Tips for Making Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey chili can be made with or without beans. They key is to add plenty of spices to give it a lot of flavor. Cayenne pepper will give it that spicy kick that makes this healthy Turkey chili recipe so good.

A big batch of turkey chili makes great left-overs. This recipe heats up great the next day because it’s packed with flavor. 

One Pot Turkey Chili Ingredients

This Southwest chili recipe with corn is packed with flavor. Make 30 minute chili in 3 easy steps.

  • ground turkey – Get the leanest meat you can for a lower calorie chili
  • olive oil – You can omit this, but I love using it to bring out the flavor in the garlic.
  • garlic – fresh chopped garlic is my choice, but garlic in a can works just as well
  • low sodium beef broth – beef broth gives it much more flavor than water
  • tomato sauce – This gives your chili a delicious flavor
  • diced tomatoes – I usually use petite diced tomatoes in my chili as I don’t like chunky tomatoes in chili.
  • Hunts seasoned diced tomatoes for mild chili – I really love these spicy tomatoes for making chili! If you can’t find them at your grocery store, I’ve got a substitute in the recipe box below.
  • kidney beans – I personally love dark red kidney beans the best, but any color will work.
  • sweet corn – corn gives you the southwest flavor – use canned or cut fresh from the cob
  • chili powder – always a must in chili
  • ground cumin – another spice you always want in your chili
  • salt – just a little is all you need
  • cayenne pepper – gives you that southwestern spicy kick!

How to Make Homemade Turkey Chili

This Southwest turkey chili recipe with corn is packed with flavor. Make 30 minute chili with these 3 simple steps:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot and add ground turkey and garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned. 
  2. Add Ingredients: Pour in the beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, corn chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne. Stir together well.
  3. Boil & Simmer: Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes before serving.
Bowl of Southwest Turkey Chili - Savory comfort food

How Many Calories are in Turkey Chili?

The best part of this chili recipe is that using lean ground turkey meat reduces the amount of calories. All the comfort without all the calories! If you follow my recipe exactly, you’ll have around 315 calories per serving. 

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Southwest Turkey Chili Bowls

Quick and Easy Southwest Turkey Chili

Pick up some ground turkey and warm up with a hot bowl of turkey chili and enjoy this meal on a week-night or weekend. With only 30 minutes and one pot, you’ll have an amazing dinner for the whole family.

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

Best Healthy Turkey Chili ever! With a southwestern spin on our favorite chili, know you can feel great about this healthy for you comfort food! Packed with flavor, you’ll want to make this healthy chili recipe with corn all year long.
Yield: 8
Author: Amy Locurto

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 16 ounce tomato sauce two 8-ounce cans
  • 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can Hunts seasoned diced tomatoes in sauce for mild chili
  • 15 ounce can dark red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can whole kernel sweet corn
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Toppings

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot and add ground turkey and garlic. Cook over medium heat until browned.
  • Pour in the beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, corn chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne. Stir together well.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes before serving.

Notes

If you can’t find the Hunts seasoned diced tomatoes, substitute with:
  • 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, dinner, Healthy, turkey
Calories: 314kcal

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 911mg | Potassium: 1136mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 5mg

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9 Comments

  1. I absolutely love chili and make it with turkey all of the time. I love your tips on dressing it up a bit…trying Greek yogurt next time!!

  2. Until this cold streak is over, chili needs to be on our menu a couple of times a week. Yours is up next–I love the addition of corn and the depth of flavor from the spices!

  3. A really delicious and healthy spin on the usual beef chili recipe. It has been so cold here lately and this chili is the perfect thing for dinner!

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