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A ladle is used for serving this ground turkey chili with sweet potatoes.
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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Make a classic recipe even BETTER with this healthy Sweet Potato Turkey Chili- a quick and cozy meal that is PERFECT for Fall weather and game days.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 375 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 lb. ground turkey 93/7 or 90/10
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika can use smoked paprika if you prefer
  • 2 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¾ tsp. pepper
  • tsp. cinnamon
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes canned
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 15 oz. sweet whole kernel corn canned, drained
  • 15 oz. black beans canned, drained
  • Tortilla chips optional
  • Cilantro optional
  • Sour cream optional
  • Cheese optional


  1. Saute Onions: In a large saucepan, or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil. Add onions and garlic. Saute over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Cook Turkey and Sweet Potatoes: Push onions to the side and add ground turkey. Continue cooking over medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until turkey is almost cooked through. Crumble cooked turkey using a potato masher. Add sweet potatoes and saute for another 2 minutes.

  3. Mix Chili Seasonings: In a small bowl combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, salt and pepper. (You can also use 3 tablespoons of a homemade chili seasoning with additional salt and pepper to taste.) Mix to combine.

  4. Pour in Tomatoes, Broth, and Cook: Pour crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and seasoning ingredients into the chili mixture. Mix chili thoroughly and reduce heat to low. Cover pot and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

  5. Add Corn and Beans: Mix in drained corn and black beans. Cover and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes. Check to see if sweet potatoes are fork-tender before serving. If you would like a slightly thicker chili, mash some of the sweet potatoes to help thicken it up.

  6. Serve chili over rice with corn chips, cilantro and sour cream.

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Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  • To Freeze: Place in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 5-6 months.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 1128mg49%
Potassium 1372mg39%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 14769IU295%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.