This Turkey Sweet Potato Chili is made with sweet potato, ground turkey and spices and ready in just 30 minutes!
This is the last dinner recipe in this mini dinner series, but it certainly won’t be the last dinner recipe this month. This turkey sweet potato chili was an instant hit with Miguel, and I know you guys will like it too.
There are many reasons why chili is a must-make, especially this time of year. For example, it’s a quick meal. This sweet potato chili recipe takes 30 minutes from start to finish. Chili is almost always a guarantee for leftovers, which means you can take one night off from making dinner and just heat up the leftover chili.
I opted to make this chili over the stovetop in a large pot, but….
Note: you can absolutely make this in your slow cooker! You’ll just throw everything in and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. If you need the chili to be done sooner, follow the instructions below.
So what’s all in this chili anyway? It starts with ground turkey and then onion and garlic and even some green pepper, as many chili recipes do. If you’re making this over the stove, you’ll want to cook the turkey completely before adding the other ingredients, but if you’re making it in the slow cooker, you can add in the raw turkey and it’ll cook while in the slow cooker.
Meanwhile, you’ll peel and dice the sweet potato and then add that, along with the tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, to the pot. In this recipe, the sweet potato replaces traditional beans, but trust me when I say you won’t even miss them. Last, pour in the chicken broth and add the spices for a kick of flavor, then allow the chili to simmer for 15 minutes or so. As the chili is simmering, the sweet potatoes will cook completely, and that’s when you’ll know the chili is done.
May I suggest topping the chili with sliced avocado? YES, it’s a must. If you’re not doing whole30, feel free to include extra toppings like shredded cheese and/or sour cream.
You’re going to LOVE this whole30 approved sweet potato chili. It’s super flavorful, makes plenty of chili for leftovers and maybe most importantly, it’s QUICK! Looking for another chili recipe? Give this butternut squash chili a try!Print
Turkey Sweet Potato Chili
This turkey sweet potato chili uses sweet potatoes in place of beans, is ready in 30 minutes and serves 4 people.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4-6
- Category: dinner
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: chili
- 1 lb. ground white turkey
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 1/3 cup tomato sauce*
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 32 oz. chicken broth
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp chipotle powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- NOTE: you can make this in the crock pot if you prefer! Simply add ALL the ingredients and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
- To make on the stove: add turkey, oil, onion, and pepper to a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat and stir occasionally until turkey is cooked. Then, add the garlic and sweet potato and stir for 1 minute.
- Next, add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, broth, and spices to the skillet, stir, then place lid on top and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer chili for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
- Serve chili with avocado and enjoy!
*If you’re doing whole30, make sure you check the ingredients in the tomato sauce for no added sugars.
Keywords: whole30 chili, sweet potato chili