Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


6 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Updated: Nov. 08, 2023
This sweet potato chili is packed with flavor. Ground turkey lightens it, and sweet potato puree sneaks in a healthy dose of vitamin A. —Rachel Lewis, Danville, Virginia
Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sweet potato puree or canned pumpkin
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • Optional: Sour cream, fresh cilantro and sliced red onions


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey and onion over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink and onion is tender, 5-7 minutes, breaking up turkey into crumbles; drain. Transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in broth, sweet potato puree, chiles and seasonings. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours. Stir in beans; cook until heated through, about 1 hour. If desired, top with sour cream, cilantro and red onions.

Can you freeze Sweet Potato Chili with Turkey?

Freeze cooled chili in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 243 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.