Turkey and Zucchini Green Chili

With Thanksgiving right around the corner it was only fitting to make this soup.

Especially since I already know this is as close as I'll get to cooking the turkey on Thanksgiving Day.

I’m in charge of dessert. Go figure, right?

This soup has great flavors from the onion, garlic, green salsa and ground turkey. Add a dash of hot sauce and it's even better.

This is a healthy, flavorful and satisfying soup; perfect for this chilly fall weather we are enjoying in Vancouver.

Turkey and Zucchini Green Chili
Adapted from: Closet Cooking


1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (diced)
4 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon cumin
1 pound ground turkey
3 cups chicken stock (low-sodium, low-fat)
2 cups green chili salsa (mild)
1 can white beans (rinsed and drained)
1 teaspoon oregano
2 jalapeno peppers (or to taste, diced) (I did not add)
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound zucchini (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 can of corn


Heat the oil in a pot. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes

Add the stock, green salsa, beans, oregano, peppers, salt and pepper and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the zucchini and corn and simmer until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes.


  1. I have all the ingredients and I'm making this tomorrow. I go crazy when I don't have a pot of leftover soup in the fridge!

  2. This is a delicious take on chili. I would love to give this one a try this Fall. Very comforting.

  3. Just the right time of the year for soup. Yum yum. Diane

  4. if i liked chili i might try this - but i'm not a chili girl ..

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  5. I have been just waiting for the right moment to bust out the white chili. I think you just convinced me! Love that this is packed with veggies too!

  6. i predict copious leftover turkey this year (as every year), and this chili is the perfect place for it! looks like a hearty and comforting bowl to me. :)

  7. this sounds super good and comforting for those cold days ahead :)

  8. This sounds wonderful Mary! We've actually had 3 or 4 really rainy days here too. (now saying it'll be 80 on the weekend, but probably not for too long).

    Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the long weekend!!


  9. Oooh, this looks like a good one. I am always up for a new chili recipe. What is it about chili that is so wonderful and comforting in the fall and winter? Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love chili so I can't wait to give this one a go! I have never tried it with turkey so I am very excited. It looks fantastic!

  11. I love the 10,000 ways to make chili! I want a bowl of this now, thanks!!

  12. What a perfect dish for the Fall. It really looks delicious.

  13. Oooh, love turkey meat! This looks, well, delightful! XX!

  14. I think I'd rather have this great bowl of chili than the traditional turkey, anyway!(And making dessert is more fun anyway! Can't wait to hear what you go with!)

  15. This sounds so interesting and tasty!

  16. This sounds like a flavorful healthy meal. I like the soft texture of zucchini in this chili.


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