Easy Leftover Turkey Chili

Number of Servings: 8 (264 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Easy Leftover Turkey Chili

Chili is a filling, cost-effective meal for any family dinner. While chili tends to be a complex dish that cooks for hours, this recipe is designed to come together with minimal time and effort using leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving turkey.

Tip: Add zip to this chili with the addition of a jalapeño or two. Sauté them with the onions.


  • 1 lb. leftover turkey, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 (15 oz.) can no-salt-added canned tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • Water, as desired


  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, sauté the turkey and onion over low heat until the onions are translucent.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, sugar, and chili powder. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the celery and cook for another 10 minutes. Add water to reach desired consistency.
  3. Garnish with sour cream to serve.

Nutrition Facts

8 servings per container

Serving Size 264 g

Amount per serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 47mg 15%
Sodium 435mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 2%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 11g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0.2mcg 0%
Calcium 94.4mg 8%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 610mg 15%
Vitamin A 53.5mcg 6%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 10%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 15.9mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.5mg 40%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 11.6mg 80%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 58.8mcg 15%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 0.4mcg 0%
Chloride 2.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.8mg 20%
Phosphorus 255.5mg 20%
Iodine 0.2mcg 0%
Magnesium 57.5mg 15%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 19.7mcg 35%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.3mg 15%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 75.9mcg 170%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Kidney Beans (prepared Kidney Beans, Water, Salt, Calcium Chloride, Disodium Edta (added As A Preservative)), Turkey, No Salt Added Tomatoes (tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Less Than 2% Of: Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid), Celery, Non-fat Sour Cream (cultured Pasteurized Nonfat Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate), Onion, Chili Powder, Sugar.

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