Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fall Comfort Food: White Turkey Chili Recipe #glutenfree

Disclaimer: I was provided a voucher for organic ground turkey from Foster Farms for recipe creation purposes.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

When Foster Farms reached out to me to create a recipe for them using ground turkey, I had to ask them if they were sure they meant me.  I am NOT a food blogger.  I am a runner who loves food so I do blog about food.

But when I read all about Foster Farms Ground Organic Turkey, I knew I had to try it and I wanted to come up with a fun recipe!  Here are some interesting facts about using ground turkey:

·         Replacing ground beef with ground turkey can save you over 100 calories in just one serving.
·       Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey contains fewer calories, less saturated fat and less cholesterol than ground beef. Ground beef can contain as much as 2.6 times the total fat content as ground turkey.
·       By using Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey in place of beef two times a week, you could save 336 calories per week – that’s equivalent to running almost three and a half miles!

Did you know that Americans typically gain between 1-5 pounds in the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas? Using ground turkey in your favorite fall recipes is an easy way to reduce calories without sacrificing taste.  When the weather turns cold(ish), I want comfort warm my belly food so I saw this recipe for White Turkey Chili and knew I had to make it.  And it is SUPER easy!

White Turkey Chili (gluten free)

1 Tbs olive oil
1 pound Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup frozen organic corn
1 cup medium salsa
2 (15oz) cans of Great Northern Beans - drained and rinsed
1 cup water 
8 oz cubed pepper jack cheese

Heat the oil over med-high heat in a large saucepan.  Add Foster Farms Organic Ground Turkey, salt and pepper and brown, breaking the larger pieces in to small pieces.  

To the same pan, combine all ingredients including the cheese.

And the beans.

Give it a good stir and reduce heat to low.

Watch the cheese melt and ooze into the other ingredients.  Try not to taste because you WILL burn your tongue.  Umm..a friend tried it.

Soon, it will look like this and get all creamy and good.  About 20-25 minutes.

All done and ready to serve!  See?  Super easy!  And super tasty!  My kids RAVED about how good it was.  If you are worried about spice levels, use regular jack cheese.  It makes a really good dip too!

Linking up with Jessica and Jill and The Fit Dish!

Do you like to cook with ground turkey?  It saves a lot of calories and saturated fat and me and my family LOVE it!  I want to hear your favorite ground turkey recipe!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. Yay! I love chili! It's the best comfort food ever when it comes to cold weather! <3