Sweet Potato Chili

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili [vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo-friendly]| Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This easy-to-make Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect option for meatless Monday or a family-friendly weeknight dinner win. With sweet potatoes, beans and tomatoes, it is hearty vegetarian comfort food. It’s made easily in the slow cooker or Instant Pot and easily customizable by adding on all your favorite toppings.

Vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes in a bowl.Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

This is my classic go-to vegetarian chili recipe to make all fall and winter long. I call it healthy comfort food in a bowl because it’s hearty and satisfying for all of those chilly days. It is perfect for a big gathering, football Sunday festivities, or for a good weekly meal prep option since there are tons of leftovers! Make it in your slow cooker or your Instant Pot pressure cooker for easy hands-off cooking! And don’t forget about the best part about chili: all the toppings! I’ve got a list of my favorites below.

Vegetarian Chili Ingredients

  • Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Beans
  • Veggie Broth
  • Spices
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Diced Tomatoes

Sweet potato chili in the Instant Pot.

How to Make It

We’ve got options for making this in both the slow cooker and the pressure cooker. The slow cooker is a great option for making this if you want to prepare it in the morning before leaving for work and have it ready in the evening when you return home.

Making it in the Instant Pot is great because it builds flavor quickly without much hands on time. The vegetarian chili is under pressure for 5 minutes, with a 10 minute pressure release. However, don’t forget to account for the prep time (gathering up your ingredients and dicing some up), the saute of the veggies and the time it takes to come up to pressure. It will take at most about an hour to cook this in the Instant Pot. But it’s mostly hands-off cooking time and it adds a ton of flavor.

To Make on the Stove Top

We didn’t include instructions for cooking this on the stove top in the recipe, but you could. To make on the stove top:

  1. Heat the oil in a dutch oven. Once hot add peppers, celery, onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until very softened, about 10 minutes. 
  2. Add the sweet potatoes, beans, broth, all spices, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and stir together. Bring up to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Cook until the sauce has thickened and the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  4. Serve with desired garnishes.

Chili Toppings

  • Scallions
  • Avocado Slices
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Diced or Marinated Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream

Bowl of sweet potato chili.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 8 hr Total Time 8:10

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Place chopped vegetables into the crock-pot
  2. Add in beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, water, and spices
  3. Mix well to combine
  4. Set on low for 8 hours
  5. After 7 hours, taste and adjust spices to your liking (i.e. add additional salt, cayenne, or red pepper flakes)
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Chili Maple Glazed Salmon

Adorned with a sweet glaze and seasoned with chili powder, this Chili Maple Glazed Salmon is just what a fun and delicious dinner looks like. Plus, it’s super simple to put together and pairs well with just about any veggies for a side. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo and calling your name to put on the dinner list this week!

Maple glazed salmon with veggiesChili and Maple Glazed Salmon

This Maple Glazed Salmon recipe is hands down one of my favorite ways to prepare salmon. I was first introduced to a recipe like this at a dinner I had at Mike’s parent’s house. His mom made a delicious salmon dish, and she mentioned it using brown sugar and maple syrup, and having a rub on it. I loved that idea so I knew I had to recreate at home and thus this Chili Maple Salmon recipe was born! It is simple to put together and a unique flavor combination. The chili and and the maple together are so good! Serve with a simple side of steamed or roasted veggies and dinner is served!

Chili powder rubbed on salmon.

Ingredients Needed

  • Wild Salmon
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Sea salt
  • Pure Maple Syrup

What to Serve with Maple Glazed Salmon

Because salmon is such a quick dish to make, it’s best to serve with either a prepped ahead veggie dish (we like to roast a big batch of veggies at the beginning of the week to use throughout the week) or something that takes just a few seconds to put together, like a salad! 

Some other options are to serve with a quick cole slaw, like this one or this one, some zucchini noodles or other veggie noodles, or some cauliflower rice.

A bite of maple salmon.

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Maple Glazed Salmon

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 0:15 Yields 2

Ingredients

Directions

  • Place oven on broil high.
  • In a bowl mix together dry rub: chili powder, paprika, coconut sugar, and salt.
  • Cover salmon filets with dry rub.
  • Place salmon on lined baking sheet and broil for 7-8 minutes.
  • Brush maple syrup over salmon and broil for an additional 1-2 minutes. Enjoy!
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Healthy Turkey Chili

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This easy-to-make Healthy Turkey Chili is the perfect for a big gathering, football Sunday festivities, or for weekly meal prep option since there are tons of leftovers! With ground turkey, beans and tomatoes, it is hearty comfort food. It’s made easily in the slow cooker or Instant Pot and easily customizable by adding on all your favorite toppings. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo friendly.

Healthy turkey chili topped with avocado, diced onions and cheese.

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

This is my classic go-to healthy turkey chili recipe all fall and winter long. I think I could make this recipe with my eyes closed at this point because I truly make it weekly! It is always a huge hit and it’s one of my top rated recipes for years now. We’ve given the photos an update so more of you can find this amazing recipe. It’s perfect for a big party, football Sunday, or for a good weekly meal prep because it makes tons of leftovers. The best part of the chili is you can customize to your liking, some days I’ll add more vegetables based on what’s in season! For a beanless turkey chili, and to make this Whole30 compliant and Paleo, simply omit the beans! And of course the toppings are optional.

A ladle full of turkey chili.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ground Turkey
  • Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Beans (optional)
  • Broth
  • Spices
  • Tomato Sauce and Paste
  • Diced Tomatoes

A hand sprinkling cheese on turkey chili in a bowl.

How to Make It

We’ve got options for making this for both the stove top and the pressure cooker. 

Making it in the Instant Pot is great because it builds flavor quickly without much hands on time. The chili is under pressure for 15 minutes, with a quick pressure release. However, don’t forget to account for the prep time (gathering up your ingredients and dicing some up), the saute of the veggies and the time it takes to come up to pressure. It will take at most about an hour to cook this in the Instant Pot. But it’s mostly hands-off cooking time and it adds a ton of flavor.

When I cook this on the stove top I simmer it for a long time, close to 2 hours, so it’s perfect to cook on a slow Sunday afternoon. Make sure to check back in on it, stirring occasionally and adding in more water if needed.

Chili Toppings

  • Scallions
  • Avocado Slices
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Diced or Marinated Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream

 

 

Two servings of ground turkey chili in bowls.

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Turkey Chili

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 03:00 Total Time 3:15 Serves 6

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the garlic, onions, peppers, carrots, celery, and sweet potato, if using, for 5 to 7 minutes, until soft.
  2. Add the meat to the pot and cook until browned, stirring often to break up the meat.
  3. Once the meat is browned, add the water, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, salt, and all of the spices. Mix well to combine. If you are adding the beans and jalapeño, do so here.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat and let simmer, uncovered, until the chili is nice and thick, about 3 hours. Add additional water during this time if you want your chili more souplike. Towards the end of the cooking time, taste and adjust spices as desired. Add additional cayenne for an extra kick, and more salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Serve garnished with your favorite chili toppings, if desired. Mine are listed above.
  6. Store in refrigerator for 1 week or store in the freezer.


Recipe Notes

  • *Omit beans to make this Whole30 compliant and paleo-friendly
  • How to Make Chili in the Instant Pot
    • Using the sauté function, sauté the veggies until soft.
    • Add meat and cook until brown.
    • Add in the spices, tomatoes, and water (reduce water to 1 cup)
    • Lock the lid and cook under manual -> high pressure for 15 minutes.
    • Turn the knob to venting and release the pressure manually or let the pressure naturally come down.
    • Open and taste the chili! Add beans here if adding. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
    • Notes:
      • If you added too much water, use the sauté function for a few minutes to reduce the water down!
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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Game day weekend is here! Do you have your menu planned and ready to go? Throw this Game Day White Chicken Chili into your slow-cooker, then simply set it and forget it! As soon as it’s time for the game, whip out those bowls, spoons, garnishes, chips, and DEVOUR! Sound like a good plan?

Game Day White Chicken ChiliCrock Pot White Chicken Chili

I was so excited to walk into my local Shaw’s and Star Market this week and find the essential part of this recipe: Chopped Green Chiles from Old El Paso. They pack in the flavor into this soup!

Game Day White Chicken Chili

Place all of your ingredients in, add in your broth and spices. Set it…. and forget it! How easy is that?

How Do You Make White Chicken Chili?

  • Make it in the slow cooker,  or make it on the stove top!

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Game Day White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 chicken breasts
  2. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  3. 1 onion, diced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 1 jalapeno, diced (if you like it less spicy, remove seeds)
  6. 1 can Old El Paso Crushed Green Chiles
  7. 3 cups chicken broth
  8. 1 lime, juiced
  9. 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  10. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  11. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  12. 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  13. Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  14. Optional: 1 15-ounce can white beans
Serve with
  1. Non-GMO Tortilla Chips
  2. Plantain Chips
  3. Extra Cilantro
  4. Sliced Avocado
  5. Diced Scallions
  6. Chopped White Onion
  7. Additional jalapeño slices
  8. Limes
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into your slow cooker except for the lime juice
  2. Give one good mix to combine spices into the broth
  3. Set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours
  4. Once done, use two forks to shred chicken, and add in lime juice
  5. Mix to combine
  6. If serving for the game, let the soup stay warm in the slow-cooker
  7. Garnish and serve!
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White Chicken Chili

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 00:00 Total Time 0:05

Ingredients

Serve with

  • Non-GMO Tortilla Chips
  • Plantain Chips
  • Extra Cilantro
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Diced Scallions
  • Chopped White Onion
  • Additional jalapeño slices
  • Limes

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into your slow cooker except for the lime juice
  • Give one good mix to combine spices into the broth
  • Set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours
  • Once done, use two forks to shred chicken, and add in lime juice
  • Mix to combine
  • If serving for the game, let the soup stay warm in the slow-cooker
  • Garnish and serve!

Recipe Notes

Stove-Top Instructions: Follow the same instructions, but simmer the soup in a stockpot over low heat for about an hour, until the chicken easily shreds apart.

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Buffalo Chicken Chili (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Football season is about to be here and that means Sundays for me are filled with game day cooking (my favorite)! I always try to prepare healthy game day foods and this Buffalo Chicken Chili will definitely be on the rotation. You can make this buffalo chicken chili recipe in the Instant Pot or on the stove top!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

This chili is a must-try, it’s the perfect mix of flavors and textures. It’s hearty, flavorful, and different! It went over big time in my house tonight!

Buffalo Chicken Chili

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Buffalo Chicken Chili

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:40 Yields 6

Ingredients

Garnish

Directions

  • Cook chicken: Shredded Crock Pot Chicken or use a rotisserie chicken.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil and sauté garlic. Add chopped carrots, onion, celery, peppers, cooked corn, and jalapeño pepper, if using. Cook until veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in chicken broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes and stir well. Add in 3 cups shredded chicken. Add in hot sauce and spices and mix well to combine. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust spices as desired. Garnish and serve hot.
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