This post was sponsored by McCormick Organics.  All opinions expressed here are mine alone.

Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a hearty, healthy turkey chili recipe.  It takes only 15 minutes of prep and your slow cooker does the rest!

Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a wholesome turkey chili loaded with beans, zucchini, and corn. It takes only 15 minutes of prep and your slow cooker does the rest! @FlavortheMoment

It’s starting to look like fall around here this week, isn’t it?  Monday I posted Apple Oatmeal Crisp Muffins and today it’s this Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili!  Don’t worry…I’m not bypassing the last month of summer.  

I did add zucchini and fresh corn to this chili after all. 🙂

This time of year we all get back to the grind — the lazy days of summer are over and the kids are back in school.  

That means we need more back to school weeknight dinner recipes that are easy, wholesome, and deliver big flavor.  

This healthy turkey chili recipe fits that description completely, and will help families ditch the takeout and ready-made meals.

turkey chili in slow cooker with ladle

This chili comes together even faster because of the new McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes.

McCormick Organic Seasoning Mixes

I used the chili seasoning mix pictured above, and it was the perfect level of spice for my family.  It was full of spicy flavor without the heat, which really makes it kid-friendly.  

There are also Taco, Brown Gravy, and Fajita mixes to help you change things up in your meal routine.

McCormick Organics Recipe Mixes are conveniently packaged, and I love that they’re certified organic and non-GMO.   Paired with other wholesome ingredients like quinoa, lean meats, and seasonal veggies, these seasoning mixes can help you make flavorful dinners that you feel good about!

This chili is no exception. 🙂

close up of slow cooker turkey chili in a white bowl with dollop of sour cream

This slow cooker turkey chili is the perfect transition from the end of summer to the beginning of fall.   I still have an abundance of summer produce in my fridge (and garden), and wanted to highlight some of it here.  

Zucchini and corn were a great addition to add some more texture to the chili and make it even more nutritious.  I’m all about getting as many veggies into my meals as possible, and I think you know that about me already. 🙂

I started this turkey chili on the stovetop because it develops much more flavor that way.  It only takes 15 minutes to prep the ingredients and cook the turkey and veggies, and your slow cooker will do the rest for you. 

You can do the prep and cooking the night before, then just dump everything into the slow cooker in the morning to make it less hectic, or make the entire meal in advance as it keeps for about 5 days in the fridge.  And the best part?  It freezes well, too!

This Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is just the wholesome meal you need for those hectic back to school weeknights, and it’s a meal your whole family will love.  Those weeknights just got a whole lot easier. 🙂

bowl of slow cooker turkey chili with spoon in it

More chili recipes you’ll love:

Chorizo chili

Guinness beef chili

Lentil chili

Quinoa chili

White bean turkey chili

Serve this chili with these sides:

Beer bread

Cornbread muffins by Once Upon a Chef

Skillet cornbread

slow cooker turkey chili in bowl with sour cream

Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chili is a hearty, healthy turkey chili recipe.  It takes only 15 minutes of prep and your slow cooker does the rest!

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium zucchini stemmed and chopped in 1/2" pieces
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn thawed slightly if frozen
  • 1 package McCormick Organics Recipe Chili Mix
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 lime juiced
  • For serving optional: Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, fresh scallions, and lime wedges.


  • Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook 2 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add the ground turkey and break up with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook 5 minutes or until no longer pink, then add the zucchini, corn, and McCormick Organics Recipe Chili Mix. Stir until incorporated and cook 2 minutes more.
  • Pour the turkey mixture into the slow cooker and stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and the beans. Cook over high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 6-8 hours. Stir in the lime juice and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve the chili with plain Greek yogurt, fresh scallions, and lime wedges if desire. Enjoy!


  • The ground turkey and veggies may be prepped and cooked in advance so all you have to do in the morning is dump everything into the slow cooker. You may also make the entire meal in advance, as it keeps in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • This meal freezes very well!


Calories: 550kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 44g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1534mg, Fiber: 14g, Sugar: 14g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Did you try this recipe?Be sure to tag @flavorthemoments with the hashtag #flavorthemoments on Instagram so I can see what you made!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



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