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Sweet Potato Turkey Chili (Instant Pot)

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions.
This healthy and easy Turkey Sweet Potato Chili recipe is gluten and dairy-free. It can be made in 30 minutes in Instant pot. Nothing can get more perfect than a Sweet and Spicy bowl of Chili on a winter day!

 

As the weather gets chillier, all I want for dinner is a big bowl of soup or chili.

Beside this Instant Pot Turkey Chili, I also love:

  1. Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili
  2. White Bean Chicken Chili

 

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This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili is made with simple and accessible ingredients –   

  1. Ground turkey
  2. Sweet potato
  3. Onion, bell pepper
  4. Diced tomatoes
  5. Kidney beans.

 

Soup weather doesn’t last long in Charlotte, so I had to take advantage of it!

 

What are the Ingredients for this Sweet Potato Chili

 

Fresh ingredients needed for this sweet potato chili.

 

I can’t say this enough – eating healthy, living a healthy lifestyle don’t have to be expensive or complicated.

For this healthy chili recipe, you just need a handful of simple and healthy ingredients that you can pick up from any local grocery stores.

 

1. Meat:

  • Ground Turkey (Omit for vegan option)

 

2. Produce

  • Assorted bell pepper
  • Carrots
  • Onion Garlic
  • Sweet Potatoes

 

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions.

 

2. Canned goods

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Turkey or Chicken Stock
  • Kidney Beans

3. Seasoning:

Chili powder

Garlic, onion powder

Cacao powder (optional)

Salt and pepper

Secrets to the Best Instant Pot Turkey Chili

 

1. Sweet Potatoes

 

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions.

 

Do I add sweet potatoes to pretty much any of my recipes? Probably.

Sweet potatoes are so versatile in my kitchen. I use them in baking desserts like this Paleo Flourless Brownies, breakfast Pancakes, or instant pot soup like Thai Curry or this Chili Recipe.

Sweet Potatoes add the perfect sweetness and soft texture to this chili. They also cut the acidity from the tomatoes and spiciness from the chili powder.

 

2. Cacao Powder

Chocolate in chili? Okay, yes, please!

Cacao powder is another one of my favorite kitchen staples.

It is rich in antioxidants, contains lots of vitamins, minerals and many health benefits. Read more Here.

In this healthy chili recipe, cacao powder compliments the acidic tomatoes and spicy chili powder perfectly. It truly just brings all the flavors together.

 

3. Steps To Take

 

Instructions step by step instant Pot Sweet Potato Turkey chili.

 

 

If you are using an instant pot, pressure cooker, this chili will be ready in under an hour.

1. Chop up all the ingredients (listed below in the recipe)
2. Brown the ground turkey
3. Chuck everything in an instant pot
4. Stir Well

This step is actually very important. One time I didn’t stir the pot, all the ingredients just stayed where they were placed after cooking. So you want to stir it until all the ingredients are smothered by the tomato-ey broth.

 

My Favorite Toppings for the Sweet Potato Chili

 

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions. There is a piece of toasted crusty bread on the side of the bowl.

 

Now the chili is ready. Let’s talk about my favorite part!

Toppings!

When it comes to topping off a chili bowl, the sky is unlimited.

 A few of my favorite classic and unconventional toppings are:

  1. Full-Fat yogurt:  a much healthier version than sour cream
  2. Corn Muffin
  3. Shredded cheddar cheese
  4. Avocado
  5. Green Onion
  6. Micro Green
  7. Crusty Bread
  8. Crackers

 

Cooking Turkey Sweet Potato Chili in Crockpot or Stove Top

 

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Crockpot Chili Instruction:

Use the same instruction listed in this recipe to prepare all the ingredients. Then cook in Crockpot on high for 4 hours.

Stove Top Chili Instruction:

Saute the carrots and sweet potatoes first until tender. Then use the same instruction listed in this recipe to prepare the rest of the ingredients. Bring to boil on stovetop, then simmer for an hour to an hour and half or until the sweet potatoes are soft enough to poke through with a fork.

 

Without further due, scroll down to get the full recipe and get cooking!

This Sweet Potato Turkey Chili recipe one of my favorite go-to dinner recipes this winter. It is super easy to make either in a crockpot or an instant pot (pressure cooker).

A cozy dinner can be ready in 30 minutes! If you are not quite a planner like me, this recipe is perfect for you!

 

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A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions.

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Yield: 8

Turkey Sweet Potato Chili

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions.

This sweet potato ground turkey chili is the best healthy and quick gluten free and dairy free dinner recipe. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Chili

  • 1 lb organic ground turkey
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2- 3 large carrots
  • 1 can diced tomato (14.5 oz)
  • 1/2 can of tomato sauce (6oz)
  • 1/2 cup chopped oinion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 chopped jalapeno (optional) *
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1- 2 cups turkey or chicken stock **

Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt, pepper (to taste)
  • 1 - 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • Dashes of cayenne pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Cube sweet potato and carrots; Dice bell pepper into cubes, minced garlic, onion, and jalapeno
  2. Saute bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic and onion for 5 - 7 minutes or until softened. Instruction on how to brown turkey
  3. Cook ground turkey in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil until completely brown (no raw/red meat left). Break the turkey meat apart to little pieces while browning
  4. Add all the cooked ingredients, sweet potato, carrots diced tomato, tomato sauce, and kidney beans in a pot
  5. Season with 2 - 3 tsp of chili powder, salt, and pepper to taste. And stir all the ingredients well. Instructions step by step instant Pot Sweet Potato Turkey chili.
  6. Cook in a pressure cooker: (which is my favorite way, so quick and easy in my multi-pot), seal the top and have the pressure setting on high. Cook for 25 minutes.
  7. Once it's done cooking, turn the pressure cooker to "venting" and wait until the pressure is all let out. 
  8. Top with your favorite toppings: avocado, scallion, and full-fat yogurt and shredded cheese
  9. Serve with cornbread or your favorite crackers. ENJOY!

Notes

  1. *If you prefer spicier, keep the seeds of jalapeno (it definitely caught my mouth on fire)
  2. ** Add more chicken stock if you prefer more "soupy" chili. Vice versa, if you like thick and creamy chili, use a little less chicken stock. You can also add more once the chili is done.


Don't have an instant pot? Check out the instructions for crockpot and stovetop sweet potato chili in the post.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 365Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 404mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 29g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

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17 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Posted at 20:59h, 18 March Reply

    When you say “1 can” of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, is that a 15oz can or the small 8oz?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 01:12h, 26 March Reply

      Hi there,

      Thank the tomato sauce is 6oz can, and the diced tomato is 14.5 oz. I just updated the recipe. Thank you for pointing it out!

      Shuang

  • K Alvarez
    Posted at 23:19h, 15 January Reply

    okay, so i love the combinations of ingredients and flavors here, but I combined everything only to read at the end that this is intended for an instant pot….which I don’t have. How long to cook on the stove top in a regular pot????????

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 02:11h, 28 January Reply

      Hi Kim,

      THat’s okay! You can cook on stovetop on low/simmer for 1.5 – 2 hours until the sweet potato gets really soft and tender. Hope it helps. Enjoy!

      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:43h, 08 January Reply

    Hi there-
    Is this missing how much cocoa powder to add and possibly some water or chicken stock?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 18:07h, 09 January Reply

      Hi there,

      I just updated the recipe with cacao powder (which is optional). Chicken stock measurement can also vary per your preference too. Enjoy!

      Shuang

  • Pamela
    Posted at 18:08h, 22 December Reply

    Cacao powder isn’t included in the Ingredients or instructions. What quantity should I use?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 18:15h, 09 January Reply

      Hi Pamela,

      I just updated the recipe card with cacao powder. I usually use 1 heaping tablespoon of it. You can use up to 2 tablespoons if you are adding more liquid. Enjoy!

      Shuang

  • threelittlekittensus
    Posted at 20:57h, 21 November Reply

    How much cacoa powder did you add to the seasoning? I want to try it!

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 21:30h, 22 November Reply

      Hi,

      You can add 1 heaping tablespoon up to 2 tablespoons of cacao powder. Enjoy!

      Best,
      Shuang

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 15:47h, 12 November Reply

    I’m confused where in the recipe the sweet potato is cooked!

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 20:24h, 13 November Reply

      Hi there,

      The sweet potato will be cooked with the chili. It doesn’t need to be pre-cooked. Does that clarify your questions?

      Shuang

  • Maddy
    Posted at 19:01h, 06 October Reply

    You state chicken or turkey stock above the recipe but it’s not in the ingredient list. Please confirm. Thanks!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:10h, 05 October Reply

    When are you supposed to add in the cocoa?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 15:05h, 17 October Reply

      Hi,

      You add the cacao powder along with other spices.Enjoy!

      Shuang

  • Marilyn Moore
    Posted at 16:46h, 24 September Reply

    If I put it in a crock pot how long should it take?

    • Shuang Shuang Liang
      Posted at 10:15h, 25 September Reply

      Hi Marilyn,

      If you use a crockpot, you can do 3 hours on high or 5 – 6 hours on low. Stir occasionally to make sure everything is well combined 🙂 Enjoy.

      Shuang

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