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Horizontal image of a hand holding a spoon with a cheesy stew mixture topped with avocados in a white handled bowl on a wooden surface.

White Bean Turkey Chili

  • Author: Kelli McGrane
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Made with leftover poultry and a handful of pantry ingredients, white bean turkey chili is a healthy, budget-friendly meal.


  • 2 cups homemade or low-sodium turkey or chicken stock
  • 2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes (preferably fire-roasted)
  • 2 14.5-oz cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil 
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked shredded turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste (optional)
  • Toppings of choice, such as cheese, sour cream, or avocado slices


  1. Place stock, tomatoes, and beans in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil. 
  2. In a small saute pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once oil is hot, add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion and garlic to soup pot. 
  3. Add turkey, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and black pepper to soup pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. 
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings before serving. Ladle chili into bowls and serve with toppings of choice.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Chili
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Stew

Keywords: chili, turkey, white bean, tomato, spices