Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, hearty and healthy ground turkey sweet potato chili recipe made with superfood quinoa. Loaded with your favorite spices and toppings for an explosion of flavors! Naturally gluten-free. 

a bowl of turkey, chili and sweet potato chili topped with avocado cubes and cilantro

Chilis have got to be one of my favorite dinners ever. As I was preparing this post, I just felt an urge to make this turkey sweet potato chili recipe for dinner again tonight.

I just love having a whole meal in a single bowl – we’ve got veggies, proteins (animal + plant-based) and “grains” (even though quinoa is actually a seed ????) aka. all the nutrients you need to nourish your beautiful body.

close-up of a bowl if quinoa turkey sweet potato chili topped with avocado cubes and cilantro

And can we talk about those insane flavors going on in this sweet potato curry?! OMG so good! We’ve got your usual chili spices – cumin, paprika, chili…you name it!

All these ingredients simmering together just create an incredibly tasty stew. Make it this week and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Enjoy! 🙂

overhead shot of quinoa turkey sweet potato chili served in a white bowl topped with avocado and cilantro

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Turkey Sweet Potato Chili with Quinoa served in a white bowl
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Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, hearty and healthy chili recipe made with turkey, quinoa and sweet potatoes. Loaded with your favorite spices and toppings for an explosion of flavors! Naturally gluten-free. 

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, gluten-free granola recipes, healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 41 minutes
Cooling time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 1 minute
Servings 4
Calories 408 kcal
Author Marie


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1 large carrot sliced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 1 lb. ground white turkey 500 g
  • 28 oz. canned diced tomatoes 800 g
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce diced
  • 2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: Lime wedges, diced red onion, etc.


  1. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced jalapeño, diced onion, sliced carrot, celery, and minced garlic. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until onions begin to look translucent and mixture softens.

  2. Add sweet potato, continuing to cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, add ground turkey, using your spatula to break up the meat. Stir often until all turkey is cooked through - about 5-6 minutes. Then, stir in tomatoes, water, chipotle peppers + adobo, tamari, lime juice, and quinoa. Add spices and salt.
  3. Return mixture to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through and sweet potatoes are cooked through. 

  4. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with sliced scallions and freshly ground pepper, to taste. To serve: divide evenly among 4 bowls and add optional toppings (my favorites are fresh cilantro, scallions, avocado, lime wedges and sometimes a few corn chips!)

Nutrition Facts
Turkey, Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1795mg78%
Potassium 1219mg35%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 8195IU164%
Vitamin C 34.4mg42%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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