Healthy Turkey Chili

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This easy-to-make Healthy Turkey Chili is 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 game day eats or even meal prep. 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 you get to choose the toppings to customize your dietary needs.

A ladle full of turkey chili.

Ingredients Needed

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

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OH yeah, if it’s your thing! Cornbread is super popular served with chili. Here is our easy recipe for cornbread and it’s a winner for sure.

Two servings of ground turkey chili in bowls.

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Turkey Chili



Yield 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes



Author: Lexi
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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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Healthy Turkey Chili

This Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash is the perfect post holiday meal! It uses a mix of sweet and savory leftovers and will be a huge hit. It’s so delicious and is simple to put together, for a great day-after-thanksgiving breakfast.

Thanksgiving leftover breakfast hash with a fried eggThanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash

We love non-recipe recipe’s over here, and this is the perfect one. While this Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash certainly is a recipe, it leaves a lot of room for creativity based off of what you served at your Thanksgiving meal. Using both sweet and savory elements, this hash uses brussels sprouts, potatoes, turkey and cranberry sauce to make the ultimate post holiday meal. Plus, we include some other options to use, just in case you don’t have all the leftovers you need to make it!

Top it with a fried egg, or eat it as is. Either way, it’ll be delicious and dare we say it, maybe even better than the actual Thanksgiving dinner?

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Ingredients for Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Hash 

Here is what we included in our leftover hash. We went ahead and offered alternatives for each ingredient, just in case you don’t have all of the suggested ingredients.

Thanksgiving leftover hash on a plate

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Brussels Sprout Breakfast Hash



Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 20 min
Total Time 30 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb. brussels sprouts, cleaned, outer layer removed, and chopped somewhat fine
  • 6 strips nitrate-free bacon
  • 2 chicken sausages, chopped
  • 1 large orange sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 large white sweet potato (or red potatoes), cubed
  • 1 apple, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed butter or oil of choice
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste

Directions

  • In a skillet heat oil and garlic
  • Add in onions and let sauté for 2 minutes
  • Add in cubed sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts (cut in half or quarters) and let cook for 5-7 minutes, mixing often, until soft
  • Add apple, cooked crispy bacon, and chicken sausage into the pan
  • Mix and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes until all the flavors are combined and brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are soft
  • Serve plain or with eggs!

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