Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Published December 15, 2015

6 SmartPoints

Prep time: 8 min

Cook time: 6 hr

Serves: 4

Seasoned canned tomatoes and Italian turkey sausage add instant life to chili. Try tomatoes with different seasonings to vary the flavour of your chili.


  • 1 pound(s) uncooked turkey sausage(s), hot-Italian variety

  • 14 1⁄2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with garlic and onions, undrained

  • 15 oz canned pinto beans, undrained

  • 14 1⁄2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with chilies, undrained

  • 1 medium uncooked onion(s)

  • 1⁄4 tsp table salt, or more to taste

  • 1⁄4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste


  1. Remove sausage from casing and place in a 4-quart or large slow cooker; break up meat with a spoon. Add beans, both cans of diced tomatoes with their liquid and onion; stir.

  2. Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Stir in salt and pepper; garnish with chopped onion if desired and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups chili per serving.


You might find raw Italian turkey sausage in links; four links are about 1 pound. Use two cans of diced tomatoes with chiles if you prefer a very spicy dish.

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