WW Turkey Chili: You Need This Recipe

March 28, 2021   10 Comments

WW turkey chili is for all of us looking for tasty food that will keep us healthy.

WW Turkey Chili

I am a fan of beef chili see lighter chili with cocoa powder and vegetarian chili best vegetarian chili.

This chili is in between both of these recipes. Why? Ground beef has a very strong flavor so it is easy to make any dish you use it in taste really good. Vegetables, on the other hand, need some cooking to get the flavors to render.

Ground turkey breast is not the most flavorful meat probably because it doesn’t have any fat. We have all had dry turkey breast (yuck).

You can find ground turkey breast in the poultry section of your supermarket. It is about $6 or more per pound (not cheap).

Because it is bland, you have to add a little bit more interesting flavors to make it work - but, trust me, it does work.

I added onion, garlic, red pepper, tomato paste, cumin, and high quality chili powder to make this into a chili that my family could love. They know when I try to slip them something healthier and they did not notice that I had made chili without beef when I served them this.

This recipe is still pretty easy and fast for a weeknight meal. I eat it for breakfast with scrambled eggs, a little bit of rice, and hot sauce. YUM!

This recipe would be ZERO points if I hadn’t added the olive oil in the beginning of the recipe. I think that a little fat goes a long way here in making the onions, garlic, and red pepper into a delicious base for the chili.

It has one point and I can see that this would be one of my go-to recipes if I was on the WW program. It is healthy, fairly inexpensive (per serving) and tasty.

Have you made WW Turkey Chili? What did you put in it?

WW Turkey Chili Recipe

4.7 from 3 reviews

Makes 12 cups, 2 cups per serving
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
4 tablespoons good quality chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1-1.5 pounds of ground turkey breast
2-15.5 ounce cans cooked beans (kidney, pinto, black beans, etc.) drained
1-28 ounce can whole tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste


Add olive oil to a large saucepan. Saute onion, garlic, and red pepper until onion is softened, about five minutes. Add the chili powder and cumin and saute for one minute to toast the spices. Add the ground turkey breast and break it up with a spoon. Cook until white (opaque), stirring frequently. Add the drained beans and tomatoes with juice and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Serve or freeze for a later meal.

Nutrition Facts

For 2 cups = 281 calories, 9.8 g fat, 2.1 g saturated fat, 21.8 g carbohydrates, 3.9 g sugar, 28.1 g protein, 7.7 g fiber, 154 mg sodium, 3 Green, 1 Blue, 1 Purple SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

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Can you please tell me how much a serving is with this recipe? I find this information hard to determine with many recipes.

on April 16, 2019

I can't do turkey as a substitute for beef or pork anymore. I was using turkey Italian sausage until that one time it tasted like there was turkey in my spaghetti sauce, and nobody ate it. I'm not sure how much fat we save using ground turkey, over extra lean groundbeef we brown and drain anyway.

on April 16, 2019

I make the same recipe in my instant pot with added chopped sweet potato. Usually just a medium sized one will do. Serve it plain or with rice.

on April 16, 2019

I would also like to know what a serving size is?

on April 16, 2019

@Kim & @Connie - thanks for the question. I have changed the recipe above to reflect that a serving size is 2 cups of chili. I am sorry that I didn't include that information when I posted the recipe.

on April 17, 2019

Hi! Do you add the tomatoes whole? Thank you!

on April 5, 2020

I ALWAYS put in a 6 oz. can of tomato paste into my chili. It adds a nice sweetness and depth of flavor for no points. Also, I ALWAYS put in a TLB or 2 of worceshire sauce into my tomato dishes like spaghetti, chili, etc.

★★★★★ on April 7, 2020

There’s mention of tomato paste, but it’s not indicated in the ingredients. Already shopped, so I hope it tastes good without it.

on December 16, 2020

@SP - I use the tomatoes whole. Thanks for the question!

@Danielle - I did not use tomato paste in the recipe. Thanks for the question!

on March 18, 2021

I love putting chick peas in chili.

on March 29, 2021

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