White Chili with Ground Turkey


This white turkey chili is a great alternative to regular chili. This dish has a unique taste that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. Make sure you spice this one to taste! Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream and cilantro leaves, and serve with rolled tortillas on the side.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds ground turkey

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans canned green chile peppers, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ground cayenne pepper to taste

  • ground white pepper to taste

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • 3 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans

  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Combine ground turkey, onion, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until turkey is browned, about 10 minutes. Add chile peppers, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and white pepper; cook and stir 5 more minutes.

  2. Pour in chicken broth and 2 cans of cannellini beans. Puree the remaining can of beans in a blender or food processor; stir into the soup and add cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese has blended into the soup.

    overhead view of White Chili with Ground Turkey in a white bowl

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
17g Fat
27g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1366mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 303mg 23%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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