Creamy Turkey Chili

We’re in that weird season between winter and spring when it’s randomly warm in the afternoon for a couple of hours, but you’re generally pretty chilly the rest of the day. I’ve been in a love-hate relationship with my crock pot because meals never turn out the way that I want. Then, I found this great recipe for turkey chili, made it my own, and am in love! Thank you, Ambitious Kitchen!

Creamy Turkey Chili Recipe

creamy turkey chili


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 can kidney beans – Rinsed and drained.
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 can corn – Drained.
  • minced garlic
  • Seasoning to taste: paprika, chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt
  • Chicken broth – About 2/3C
  • 1 block fat free cream cheese


  1. Sauté onions. Add turkey and brown.
  2. While onions and turkey are cooking, add all but the cream cheese to the crock pot.
  3. Add cooked turkey and onions. Stir all ingredients together. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Add cream cheese and cook for an additional 2 hours.

That’s all! This turkey chili recipe is amazingly delicious and makes a ton. Plus, it’s budget friendly. The cream cheese is optional! I added it because the chili was a bit too soupy for how I like it, and the cream cheese was a perfect addition. Times are optional too. Whenever I cook in the crock pot, I’m pretty much flying by the seat of my pants (which may be why I’ve had such a hard time with it).

You can top with a variety of toppings too! I added some salsa, but you could do jalapeños or sour cream. You could also pour this over rice to make it even heartier if you’d like!

I can’t get over this Creamy Turkey Chili recipe, and it will be a new staple in my rotation.

Note: This recipe is adapted from Ambitious Kitchen’s option for the crock pot on “The Best Healthy Turkey Chili You’ll Ever Eat”.

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