Ground Turkey Chili Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses

Introducing the mouthwatering Ground Turkey Chili- a wholesome and nutritious dish that not only keeps you healthy and satisfied, but also takes your taste buds on a delightful journey! Picture this: an aromatic concoction with a flavorful blend of vibrant bell peppers, caramelized onions, hearty kidney and pinto beans, nutrient-rich spinach and crisp celery all coming together in perfect harmony. And that’s not all – this tantalizing medley is accompanied by tender lean turkey, elevated by a careful selection of aromatic spices that add depth and complexity to every spoonful.

This delicious cold weather meal not only offers a delightful twist on traditional chili, but it also showcases the versatility of lean ground turkey. By substituting it for ground beef, we take an already amazing dish and make it even better.

And for those who aren’t particularly fond of vegetables, fret not! This bowl of goodness is designed to surprise you. With a generous serving of celery and spinach cleverly concealed within, you’ll be getting your heart-healthy, cancer-fighting dose of non-starchy vegetables without even realizing it. Instead, your focus will be on savoring the flavors of ground turkey breast, succulent peppers, savory onions and a symphony of enticing spices.

As the pot simmers away, filling your kitchen with an irresistible fragrance, your senses awaken and your anticipation grows. The best part? This chili not only satisfies your cravings, but it also aligns perfectly with your Nutrisystem-friendly lifestyle, making it a seamless addition to your weight loss plan.

Prepare to enjoy a zesty bowl that keeps you full for hours, providing you with one SmartCarb, two PowerFuels and two servings of Vegetables, all while being ready to eat in under 30 minutes by using convenient canned beans.

For those looking to explore new horizons, we invite you to try our delightful twist on this recipe: the Butternut Squash Turkey Chili. Get ready to indulge in a belly-warming delight that combines the natural sweetness of butternut squash with the savory goodness of lean turkey, creating an unforgettable culinary experience.

So, are you ready to embark on this culinary adventure? Grab your apron and embrace the inviting aromas that await you in a steaming bowl of Ground Turkey Chili.

Servings: 1 (Makes about 2 cups)

Calories per Serving: 391

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb, 2 PowerFuels and 2 Vegetables


  • 3 oz. lean ground turkey breast, raw
  • ¼ cup green bell peppers, diced
  • ¼ cup onions, diced
  • ¼ cup celery, diced
  • ¼ cup spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup low-sodium tomato sauce
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ cup pinto beans
  • ¼ cup kidney beans
  • ¼ cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. scallions or green onions
  • Zero-calorie cooking spray, as needed


  1. Heat medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Add the turkey, bell peppers, onions and celery. Cook until the turkey meat is browned and the vegetables are soft, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  3. Add the chopped spinach, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and black pepper.
  4. Rinse the pinto beans and the kidney beans under water to remove excess salt. Add the beans to the saucepan.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon the chili into a bowl and top with low-fat cheese and scallions.
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