Tuscan Turkey & White Bean Chili

This satisfying chili boasts classic flavors such as thyme, oregano and basil. Grilled corn lends the dish a modern flair, but frozen corn kernels work just as well if you want to save time.
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  • 6Servings


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb ground turkey breast
  • 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 12 mini redskin potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/4 cups dried navy beans, soaked in water for 24 hours (TIP: If you don’t have time to soak beans for 24 hours, boil them for 1 hour, until al dente, then drain and set aside.)
  • 1 cup tomato purée (passata)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp each dried oregano, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper
  • 3 cobs corn or 2 cups frozen and thawed corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. In a large skillet on medium, heat oil. Add turkey and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and onion, stir and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.
  2. Transfer mixture to a 4- to 6-qt slow cooker. Add potatoes, thyme, bell pepper, broth, beans, tomato purée, Italian seasoning, oregano, pepper flakes and black pepper; stir. Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours, until potatoes are tender.
  3. Meanwhile, if using corn cobs, heat indoor grill or grill pan on medium and lightly char corn all over, about 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, shave kernels from cob. Set aside. Just before serving, stir corn into stew and remove and discard thyme sprigs. Garnish with basil and cheese (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 420
  • Carbohydrate Content: 53 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 55 mg
  • Fat Content: 5 g
  • Fiber Content: 14 g
  • Protein Content: 41 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 110 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g