Healthy Turkey Chili Loaded with Vegetables – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Healthy Turkey Chili Loaded with Vegetables

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This healthy turkey chili is super easy to make in a slow cooker/crockpot or on the stove top. I find most chili recipes don’t have enough vegetables in them, so I love to load mine up with plenty of zucchini and bell peppers.

Make a big batch of this chili for healthy meals during the week. It also freezes really well for a great dinner option on those nights you don’t feel like cooking.

Healthy Turkey Chili loaded with vegetables - Christy Brissette media dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition

This recipe is gluten-free, high in protein and rich in slow carbs from the beans and vegetables. It’s so easy it’ll be part of your recipe routine in no time!

Turkey Chili with Zucchini - Christy Brissette media dietitian 80 Twenty Nutrition

Healthy Turkey Chili Loaded with Vegetables

This turkey chili is bursting with amazing flavor and fresh vegetables. It's a great meal to batch cook on the weekends for healthy lunches and dinners during the week.
Servings 6
Calories 542 kcal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion large, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 15 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 2 zucchini large, sliced into half-moons
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 15 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • red kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Add the olive oil to a large pot or your crockpot. Turn the heat to medium if using the stove or to high if using the crockpot.
  • Add the onions and stir occasionally until they start to develop some color. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the ground turkey and let it brown on all sides before breaking up into smaller bits.
  • Here's where it gets super easy. Pour in all of the remaining ingredients. If on the stovetop, turn the heat up to high, bring to a boil and then cover and simmer for 30 minutes on low.
  • If you're using a crockpot, just put the lid on and cook for about 3 hours. It's that easy!


Calories: 542kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 48gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 409mgPotassium: 1586mgFiber: 23gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2350IUVitamin C: 108.9mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 8.5mg
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