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Turkey sausage chili in yellow bowl with jalapeno on top

Turkey Sausage Jalapeño White Bean Chili

Turkey Sausage Jalapeno White Bean Chili is an easy, flavorful turkey chili with spicy jalapeño, butternut squash and hearty white beans!

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  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 16 ounces turkey sausage casings removed I used Diestel brand, which was free of casings)
  • 1 medium ed onion peeled, halved, and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup butternut squash chopped into 1" cubes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 15 ounces cannelini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken stock divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in large pot or Dutch oven. Add the turkey sausage, breaking up with wooden spoon, stirring occasionally until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Add the red onion to the pan, cooking until softened, about 5 minutes, adding more oil if the pan becomes dry. Add the garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeños, and sauté for 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Add the butternut squash and spices, and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, then add 1 3/4 cups of the chicken stock. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup chicken stock in a bowl with half of the beans, and mash. Stir this into the pot and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer on low heat until the butternut squash is tender, about 10 minutes. Add the turkey sausage and remaining beans, and simmer another 10- 15 minutes more.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!


  • Total time above includes chopping your own butternut squash. You can save time by buying it pre-chopped!


Calories: 254kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 536mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 4g

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

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