Turkey Chili with White Beans

Turkey Chili with White Beans

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Bold and full of flavor, this delicious Turkey Chili with White Beans is sure to warm you up on a cold winter’s day.

Turkey Chili with White Beans

We have had so much snow here in Massachusetts, since the initial Snowmaggedon storm a few weeks ago, that I’ve lost count, but it’s well over 6 feet. In fact, last week, the mayor of Boston had to issue a statement warning residents to stop jumping out of their windows into the giant piles of snow below. I can see why it would be tempting, all that white fluffiness, but also very dangerous and a bad idea.

So, since we’re still covered in snow here, I’m still on a comfort food kick. A big bowl of chili, such as this Turkey Chili with White Beans, is the ultimate in comfort food. And since this chili is made with lean turkey, it has the benefit of being a healthy comfort food option.

Even though it’s healthy, this Turkey Chili with White Beans is still super delicious and full of flavor. It contains cocoa powder and cinnamon, along with the more typical spices used in chili, and this combination gives it a wonderful depth.

Turkey Chili with White Beans

I first made this Turkey Chili with White Beans years ago, after coming across the recipe at epicurious.com. The unusual spices intrigued me and after I made it, I was so delighted by the surprising depth of flavor that, combined with the fact that it’s a healthy choice, it’s a chili that I make regularly, even when we’re not covered in snow.

This Turkey Chili with White Beans packs a spicy kick, my husband and I love it this way. However, if you prefer a milder chili, you will want to reduce the amount of chili powder, as I need to do to suit my kids’ tastes.

Turkey Chili with White Beans

This warm and satisfying Turkey Chili with White Beans is the perfect meal for a cold winter’s day, but it is so delicious, flavorful and healthy that it’s wonderful any time of year.

So, tell me, would you ever consider jumping out your window into a giant pile of snow?

Just kidding! Of course you wouldn’t. Instead, tell me — what are your favorite activities to do during the snowy weather? Or better yet, if applicable, make me jealous and tell me about your part of the world, where there is no snow!

Adapted from epicurious.com.

Turkey Chili with White Beans- Bold and full of flavor, this delicious chili is sure to warm you up on a cold winter’s day.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this on #PureBlogLove Link Party, it’s always a pleasure having you join us every Thursday! Please drop by this weekend starting to night and feel free to sharing some more amazing blog posts

  2. What a healthy Hearty dish!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more!! Pinned!!

  3. I try billions of different chill recipes and I am going to add this one to the list! Did you know, in Nebraska, these people eat chili with cinnamon rolls?! (I am not a native, I’m from the south where you eat chili and crackers). Pinning and Sharing! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week!

  4. I love new chili recipes and this looks delicious! Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  5. Your Turkey Chili with White Beans looks delicious.
    Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Everyone in Indiana has been complaining about the snow, but we don’t have it near as bad as you!

    This recipe looks delicious & I love that it’s healthy too. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week 🙂

  7. Jumping out of a window into the snow sounds like a really stupid idea and it doesn’t surprise me there are plenty of idiots willing to try it. lol Folks in the northeast have gotten hit hard this winter with snow storm after snow storm. Up until a few weeks ago East Tennesseans were enjoying a normal winter and then the snow and ice hit with bitter temps. We haven’t gotten the kind of accumulations that you have, but remember we are a lot farther south than you and if we get anything more than a dusting of powder then everything halts. At least secondary roads do, which means we can’t get out at a bear minimum the day after said storm. The forecast holds promise starting tomorrow. I’m ready for spring to march in, as I know you are, too. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I saved it to try sometime.


  8. It’s snowing right now and you’ve given me the perfect dinner recipe for tonight. Thanks for sharing at the This Is How We Roll Link Party on Organized 31.

  9. love the use of turkey for the chili to make it a bit healthier – and the perfect dish for this weather – i will def make this one night this week, thanks!

  10. I can’t imagine ever wanting to jump out of my window, snow or not. This chili is perfect for snow days. We’re getting some now, but it’s nothing like what you have gotten.

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