Go Back
+ servings
A ladle is used for serving this ground turkey chili with sweet potatoes.
Print Recipe
5 from 37 votes

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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 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


  • 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 Tbsp. olive oil, 1 small sweet onion, 2 cloves garlic
  • 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.
    1 lb. ground turkey, 4 cups sweet potatoes
  • 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.
    2 Tbsp. chili powder, 2 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. paprika, 2 tsp. salt, ¾ tsp. pepper, ⅛ tsp. cinnamon
  • 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.
    28 oz. crushed tomatoes, 1 cup chicken broth
  • 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.
    15 oz. sweet whole kernel corn, 15 oz. black beans
  • Serve chili over rice with corn chips, cilantro and sour cream.
    Tortilla chips, Cilantro, Sour cream, Cheese



  • 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.


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1128mg | Potassium: 1372mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 14769IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 7mg