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White Bean Turkey Chili


It snowed yesterday. It brings with it the craving for warm delicious soups!  We get all warm in our houses and enjoy soups, warm desserts, hot cocoa, etc while watching the snow fall. This White Bean Turkey Chili soup is a great one.

This soup is not very spicy at all and the fennel adds another layer of deliciousness. It’s pretty healthy too! I love that. The white beans give great texture and the ground turkey is lighter than beef which of course keeps the soup light. Don’t worry though, you still get filled up and it’s still hearty enough that you aren’t taking more servings than you should. Serve with corn bread or in soup bowls and it’s the perfect winter soup.

Serve with THIS cornbread

Are Beans Good For You?

Beans are a rich source of fiber and B vitamins.

They are also a good source of protein.

Beans are beneficial in reducing cholesterol, decreasing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy gut bacteria.

Do Dry Beans Need To Be Soaked?

Soaking dry beans makes the cooking time shorter.

However, if you have time for a long simmer, the beans do not need to be soaked first.

Can Chili Be Frozen?

Cooked chili can be frozen.

Freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. 

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White Bean Turkey Chili

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White Bean Turkey Chili

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6
This soup is not very spicy at all and the fennel adds another layer of deliciousness. It's pretty healthy too!


Recipe By Me

  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Sweet, chopped
  • 5 Cloves Garlic Small to Medium, Minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs Turkey Lean Ground
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin plus 2 teaspoons, Ground
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Fennel
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons Flour
  • 30 oz Chicken Broth Low-Sodium
  • 30 oz Beans Great Northern, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Bunch Spinach Large, chopped into large pieces
  • 1 Can Corn drained
  • pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a pot and add onion.
  • Cook the onion until soft and translucent, about 4 min.
  • Add garlic and cook another minute.
  • Add ground turkey and seasonings.
  • Stir and let cook about 6-10 min or until cooked through.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese and parsley.


can be frozen for 3 months
Nutrition Facts
White Bean Turkey Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 1588mg69%
Potassium 1577mg45%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 5800IU116%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 254mg25%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I've never thought about putting spinach in the chili. i have a huge tub I need to use up. This is dinner tonight. thanks!

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  • I am so sorry! I hate snow and cold more than anything in the world. That is the main reason I am glad we moved away from Utah!
    This chili looks delicious- at least you can eat yummy food trying to stay warm!

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