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.


Will Beans Hurt My Dog?

All types of beans are safe for dogs.

Pinto beans, kidney beans, and black beans provide a good source of plant-based protein for dogs. 


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

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Quick and Simple Dairy Free Recipes
Calories: 2055kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


Recipe By Me

  • 1-2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion chopped
  • 5 Small to Medium Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 1/2 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Fennel
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons Flour
  • 2 -15 oz Cans Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2-15 oz Cans Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 Large Bunch of Spinach 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 2055kcal | Carbohydrates: 163.9g | Protein: 176.8g | Cholesterol: 503.5mg | Fiber: 35.9g | Sugar: 28.5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “White Bean Turkey Chili”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!