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Turkey Chili soup in a bowl with a spoon overhead view

Turkey Chili Soup

  • Author: Anne
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Turkey chili soup is a flavorful combination of white chili and soup. It’s thick, spicy, and satisfying.  It’s  the perfect comfort food for a chilly winter day, and turkey chili soup is  gluten-free.



  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic diced
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced (optional)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon arrow root
  • 2 1/2 cup navy (white) beans
  • 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons of Greek yogurt


  1. add oil to dutch oven or large pot
  2. next, add  the bell peppers, onion an garlic cook until they begin to soften
  3. add the turkey and cook until turkey is almost cooked through
  4. stir in the spices and jalapeno if using and stir
  5. add the broth  and the arrowroot and stir until thickened
  6. reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes
  7. add the beans and cilantro cook for 10 minutes more
  8. mix in the lime juice and serve topped with a tablespoon of Greek yogurt, garnished with fresh cilantro.


Variations for turkey chili soup

  • Use leftover chicken or turkey in place of ground meat. Add the cooked meat after cooking the veggies and just before adding the seasoning.
  • Use ground chicken in place of ground turkey.
  • Use less meat and add more beans for a less meaty, budget friendly and fiber-rich version
  • Substitute and equal amount of flour for arrowroot to thicken the turkey chili soup
  • Freeze any left-over turkey chili soup for up to three months.

Nutrition information is provided by an online calculator, Nutrifox and is meant to be used for informational purposes only.  Even though I try to provide accurate information, these figures should still be considered as estimates.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: chili, soup, comfort food