White Bean Turkey Chili

A delicious low fat white bean chili recipe made with beans, turkey, and other ingredients. This can be made on the stove or in a crock pot. Makes great leftovers and tastes even better the next day for lunch!

My friend Debbie of Unfold Creative Invitations shared this recipe with me, which I modified a bit to suit my taste. This makes a lot, so you can freeze the leftovers. Easy and delicious, perfect for a chilly evening.

White Bean Turkey Chili
Servings: 14 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Points +: 5 pts • Smart Points: 5
Calories: 211.5 • Fat: 5.4 g • Protein: 22.5 g • Carb: 23.7 g • Fiber: 8.4 g


  • cooking spray
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp chili powder, to your taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
  • 4 16 oz cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups of fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of fat free sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


    Heat a large heavy bottomed pot over medium flame. When hot, spray oil. Add onions, garlic, saute about 5 min. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes. Add salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, red pepper flakes and cook for 2 minutes. Add beans, broth, cook uncovered about 10 minutes.

    Lower heat and cover, simmer about 45 minutes mixing occasionally. Add sour cream and cook 5 more minutes. Adjust seasoning and salt to taste.

    Top with chopped red onion, chopped fresh cilantro, light sour cream, jalapeños and reduced fat cheddar if desired.