This easy and delicious Sweet Potato turkey chili can be made in an instant pot in just 30 minutes. It is sweet, spicy, creamy, and chunky, just everything you want in a cozy bowl of chili. It is also freezer-friendly, perfect for meal prep for an easy weekday dinner for the whole family.

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A bowl of instant pot sweet potato turkey chili that is dairy free, gluten free and super easy to make. There are toppings on this healthy chili like greek yogurt, avocado and a piece of toasted sourdough.

As the weather gets chillier, all I want for dinner is a big bowl of comforting soup or chili will some homemade cornbread. This is the perfect easy one-pot chili that will satisfy all your needs.

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

What are the Ingredients for this Sweet Potato Chili

Fresh ingredients needed for this sweet potato chili.

This instant-pot chili is made with only a few, simple, and accessible ingredients. You might already have it all in your kitchen, or you can find it in your local grocery store. You need:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Ground turkey
  • Bell pepper
  • Onion
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Kidney beans

To level up this instant pot chili, here are a few of my favorite ingredients.:

  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic
  • Cacao Poder

Secrets to the Best Instant Pot Turkey Chili

A bowl of sweet potato chili Topped with avocado, yogurt and scallions. There is also bread

Sweet Potatoes

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

Cacao Powder

Chocolate in chili? Okay, yes, please! The cacao powder adds depth to the spicy dish, making it more savory and more comforting.

What Kitchen Tools do you need

4 Steps To Make This Chili in Instant Pot

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

Note: The stirring is very important. One time I didn’t stir the pot and 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 instant pot sweet potato turkey chili that is dairy free, gluten free and super easy to make. There are toppings on this chili like greek yogurt, avocado and a piece of toasted sourdough.

30 minutes later and 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 the limit. 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

Without further ado, scroll down to get the full recipe and get cooking! Let me know how you like it!

 

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

Get the recipe:Sweet Potato Turkey Chili

This easy Sweet Potato turkey chili can be made in an instant pot in just 30 minutes. It is sweet, spicy, creamy, and chunky, just everything you want in a cozy bowl of chili. It is also freezer-friendly, perfect for meal prep for an easy weekday dinner for the whole family.
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Ingredients

Chili

  • 1 lb organic ground turkey
  • 1 can of 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 

  • Start with washing your produce thoroughly.
  • Cube the sweet potato, carrots, and bell pepper. Chop the onion. Finely chop the garlic and jalapeno.
  • Saute bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion for 5 – 7 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic during the last minute.
    Instruction on how to brown turkey
  • Cook ground turkey in a pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil until completely brown. Break the turkey meat apart into little pieces while browning.
  • In a pot (pressure cooker or instant pot if using), combine all vegetables, turkey, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and kidney beans. Add all your spices, including the cacao powder. Add the chicken stock. Stir all the ingredients well.
    Instructions step by step instant Pot Sweet Potato Turkey chili.
  • Cook in a pressure cooker: seal the top and have the pressure setting on high. Cook for 25 minutes. If you are using a regular pot, let simmer for 1-2 hours until the chili has come together.
  • Once it’s done cooking, turn the pressure cooker to "venting" and wait until the pressure is all let out. 
  • Be creative and top with your favorite toppings. For example avocado, scallion, and full-fat yogurt, and shredded cheese
  • 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.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 365kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 404mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g

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

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