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Turkey And Veggie Chili Recipe (Video)

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Who doesn’t love a good bowl of chili?

It’s warm, hearty, delicious and when it’s packed with veggies (like this one) it just so happens to be really good for you too.

I wanted to get some game day recipes rolling this week since we are only a week and a half aways from the Super Bowl.  And maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think one needs to have any interest in football to enjoy a Super Bowl party.

Am I right?  Or am I right?

Either way this recipe is a keeper.

Make it for the Super Bowl or make it for dinner on Tuesday night, either way you can’t go wrong.

And be sure to check out the video too… I had to give the veggie haters a piece of my mind in this video and just might have flexed my bicep. Maybe.

You’ll have to watch to find out;).

Anyhow, enough about me, what do you LOVE to eat on Super Bowl Sunday?  Any favorite game day snacks?  Speak up… I’d love to hear about them!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small or ½ large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1.25 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1-15oz. can tri-colored chili beans
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 zucchini, quartered and chopped
  • 3 cups fresh chopped kale
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot over a medium high heat.  Add in onions along with a pinch of salt and sauté for 5 minutes or until they are fragrant.

Stir in garlic and peppers and cook for 5 more minutes.  Add in turkey, chili powder, cumin, and salt and pepper breaking down the turkey with a spatula until it is in small pieces and coated with all the seasonings.

Once the turkey has turned from translucent to opaque add in the beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth and bring to a boil.  Once you’ve got your boil add in the zucchini and kale, turn down to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the veggies are tender.

Serve with your favorite chili toppings.  Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings (1.5 cups each).

Nutrients per 1.5 cup serving; Calories: 233; Total Fat: 4.1g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Carbohydrate: 21.8g; Dietary Fiber: 5.9g; Sugars: 3.8; Protein: 28.2g

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24 comments on “Turkey And Veggie Chili Recipe (Video)

  1. Kim | At Home With Kim Reply

    I love to find ways to get veggies into dishes so my family gets plenty each day. One of their favorites (to my honest surprise) is a Turkey Veggie Sloppy Joes that’s packed with mushrooms, green peppers, carrots, celery, etc. So, I’m anxious to make this chili….

  2. Made this last night and it was delicious. Served with fresh avocado, chopped red onion and a little cheddar cheese on top. I think you could even cook this in a crock pot and just add the zucchini and kale at the last hour. Will definitely make again.

  3. Hey Dani! Could this be made in the crockpot? Do you think there would be any difference in flavors at all? And if so, how would you go about doing it?

    • yes. i think it would work. if you wanted to keep it really simple just put everything in crockpot EXCEPT zucchini and kale. Then bout an hour before it’s done add the veggies. thats what i would do. if you try it let me know. curious to hear how it goes:)

  4. Wow! My wife wanted a healthier option to my chili. I came across this recipe and she loves it…I love it, too! Great flavor and healthy!

  5. Amazing ! I have tried tried this chili with spinach instead of Kale and I have to say it was fabulous. I will definitely make it again ! Thank you Dani !

  6. changed a few things bc i didn’t have cumin or zucchini.. but it was to die for so yummy! i didn’t add anything else just a lil greek yogurt! bomb.com

  7. I am by no means a cook and this was soo easy and delicious!!!

  8. Can you pin this to your pintrest, so i can pin it to mine!? For some reason I’m not able to do it myself. And I noticed it not on yours. I LOVE this recipe, I’ve made it at least a dozen times and even doubled the batch and frozen it…..always SO GOOD!!!! My family loves it!

  9. Also, I’ve started adding cut up turnips to this recipe in place of adding a starchy potato….no one can tell the difference! :)

  10. Came out fab.. Thanks..

  11. Heyy… if I double or triple the recipe. What would be the new calorie count per serving be? Or does it stay the same? Thank you in advance!!

  12. Is crushed canned  tomatoes ok?

  13. Came out great 

  14. Game changer for sure

  15. It was delicious. I added fresh corn and it turned out amazing. Found your website last night and had to give this a try. I was so eager to make it and after my morning gym session I was in the kitchen whipping this bad boy up for lunch. Thanks a billion.

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