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Low Calorie Turkey Chili in two bowls

Low Calorie Turkey Chili

This Low Calorie Turkey Chili is so jammed with flavor, you'll forget you are eating such a healthy meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Low Calorie Turkey Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 bowls
Calories 335kcal
Author Cathy


  • 2 28 oz cans, whole, peeled tomatoes*
  • cooking spray
  • 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 tbsps chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp finely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 24 oz container fresh salsa (not pico de gallo)**
  • 1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 16 oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 16 oz can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.25 oz can corn, drained
  • 2 tsps table salt
  • garnish with lowfat cheese (optional) and green onion (optional)


  • Empty cans of whole tomatoes into the pitcher of a blender. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Spray the bottom of a large, 7 quart, Dutch oven with cooking spray. Soften onions over medium-high heat for about five minutes. Add ground turkey, cooking until no longer pink. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper and cayenne, mixing thoroughly into the turkey mixture. Add garlic, sauteing for one minute more.
  • Add pureed tomatoes, fresh salsa, chicken broth, all the beans, corn and salt into the turkey mixture. Bring the chili to a boil and let simmer on low for 30 minutes. 
  • Garnish each bowl with lowfat cheese and green onion if you like. 


*Starting with whole, canned tomatoes is a must. They are canned much riper than tomatoes going into tomato sauce. You will always get the best flavor when you start with these.
**Fresh salsa is found in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store. I always choose a medium-heat level that has jalapenos, onion and garlic added. The packaging container might say restaurant salsa. Do not use pico de gallo for this recipe. 


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 24.6g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 53.3mg | Potassium: 555.8mg | Fiber: 12.4g | Sugar: 8.1g | Vitamin A: 1475IU | Vitamin C: 41.7mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 4mg