This White Bean Turkey Chili is a MUST on your fall lineup of soups! It’s an easy, zesty, healthy soup that everyone will love!
What’s your favorite thing about fall folks?
There really are so many things to love, am I right?
The changing leaves, cooler temps, cozy pj’s, warm sweaters, and of course, back to delicious soups, stews and chili on the menu!
Believe it or not, at our house Mr. Picky is quite the chili connoisseur.
He’s actually taught me a thing or two. He orders it often when we dine out, so he’s always inspiring me to try a new flavor at home.
I shared my Spicy Black Bean Turkey Chili a few falls back, and it’s one of our favorites. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should definitely add it to your fall/winter comfort food list.
Today’s White Bean Turkey Chili is just as popular.
White Bean Turkey Chili Ingredients
- ground turkey
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- chopped green chilies
- poblano pepper
- jalapeño pepper
- ground cumin
- kosher salt
- chili powder
- ground cinnamon
- low-sodium chicken broth
- cannellini beans
- pepper jack cheese
A combination of loads of ground turkey meat (a healthier option than regular ground beef), white cannellini beans, three kinds of peppers, green chiles, jalapeño, and poblano peppers, some spicy Pepper Jack cheese, and a myriad of spices.
This White Bean Turkey Chili is perfect served with some tortilla chips (sweet potato tortilla chips being my new FAVE) on the side or some sweet honey cornbread.
And for the full fall effect, I’d don the fuzzy slippers and cozy flannel PJ’s and you’ll be all set! Enjoy!
How to Make this White Bean Turkey Chili
First, you’ll cook your ground turkey in a large Dutch oven. Then you’ll remove the meat and add your veggies and spices before adding your chicken broth, beans and cooked turkey meat back to the pot. You’ll want to cook for about thirty minutes and then lastly add your shredded cheese.
It’s delicious served with tortilla chips and extra shredded cheese for all you cheese lovers.
Hope you guys add this tasty soup to your fall lineup of soups because I know you’ll really enjoy it!
Please let me know if you give the recipe a try. And if you have any questions about the recipe, just drop a comment below. Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for White Bean Turkey Chili
To keep this recipe on the healthier side, I use ground turkey meat, but I have also made it with ground beef or ground pork.
I like to add Pepper Jack cheese to give it a little more of a spicy kick, but feel free to add cheddar, Monterey jack or colby cheese instead.
I always serve our chili with extra shredded cheese for sprinkling. No one ever turns down extra cheese. Well, except my nephew Cody.
More Delicious Chili Recipes to Enjoy
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- 2 lb. ground turkey
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cups yellow onion, chopped
- 2 4-oz. cans chopped green chilies
- 1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 15.5-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded, plus extra for serving
- 1 small lime, juiced
- In a large Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, cook the ground turkey until no longer pink, about 7-8 minutes. Drain and remove to a bowl. Set aside. Clean Dutch oven.
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, green chiles, poblano pepper, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt, chili powder, oregano and cinnamon and cook until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Increase the heat to high. Add the chicken broth, cannellini beans and turkey meat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes until heated through, stirring often.
- Add one cup of the shredded cheese and the lime juice and stir until the cheese is melted and well combined. Serve immediately with tortilla chips and/or cornbread and extra shredded cheese.
Updated: This post was first published here in October 2018. I decided it was worthy of a re-share, so I’ve updated the content and added some notes to the post above.
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