White Turkey Chili (beanless)


This was a killer soup!  It has all the right flavors for a white chili with the addition of a few extra veggies.  In other words a nutritionally complete one pot meal.  My ideal!  And since we don’t eat many beans these days the easy substitution is hominy.  This chili was not only a success for Josh and I but the kids happily ate it too.  Serious winning going on over here!!

White Turkey Chili (beanless)

White Turkey Chili (beanless)

A beanless white chili filled with veggies, hominy, ground turkey, plenty of flavor, and lots of love!


  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 12 oz baby zucchini, chopped
  • 2 chayote, peeled/deseeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced/pressed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 4 oz can green chilies
  • 30 oz can hominy
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • s&p
  • to serve:
  • tortilla chips
  • avocado
  • lime wedges
  • cilantro leaves


  1. In a large skillet brown the ground turkey in a bit of oil over medium high heat. As it's cooking sprinkle in a bit of each of the seasonings (oregano, cumin, and smoked paprika). I didn't measure but I probably used about 1/4 teaspoon of each. Season with s&p. Once cooked through place in crockpot.
  2. To the crockpot add the zucchini, chayote, garlic, onion, lime juice, green chilies, hominy (drain and rinsed), oregano, cumin, and smoked paprika. Season generously with s&p. Stir to combine and add the quart of chicken stock. It should just cover all the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Serve with chopped avocado, limes wedges, tortilla chips, and cilantro leaves.


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