Turkey Chili with Cornbread

Dairy-Free, Peanut-Free, Shellfish-Free, Fish-Free



Prep Time:

45 Minutes

Cook Time:

6-8 Hours






Kristina Koslosky


Turkey Chili with Cornbread is made of turkey, yellow pepper, red pepper, onion, tomato sauce, and corn served over noodles with cornbread balls on top. A healthy, lean alternative to your normal bowl of chili! I promise it still provides that level of comfort a chili craver is looking for...some would say maybe even more so!


    Chili Ingredients
    2 lbs. turkey
    1 yellow pepper, diced
    1 red pepper, diced
    1 yellow onion, diced
    14 oz. tomato sauce
    2 cans chili beans
    3 tbsp. chili powder
    2 tbsp. ground cumin
    1 tbsp. garlic powder
    1 tsp. pepper
    2 tsp. salt
    2 cups frozen corn

    Cornbread Ingredients
    2 eggs or egg substitute
    3 tbsp. vegan butter spread, melted
    3 tbsp. allowed milk
    2 tbsp. light brown sugar
    1 cup flour
    1 cup cornmeal
    2 tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. salt
    1 cup vegan shredded cheddar cheese

    Additional Ingredients
    1 box elbow macroni
    Canned Jalapenos


1. Cook the turkey in a skillet until mostly done. Add to crockpot.
2. Dice the red pepper, yellow pepper, and onions. Add to crockpot.
3. Add the tomato sauce, chili beans, and seasonings to the crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
4. Once the chili has cooked for 6-8 hours, make the dumplings. Combine the eggs or egg substitute, melted vegan buttery spread, allowed milk, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt and stir until smooth. Fold in the vegan cheese.
5. Remove 2-3 cups of chili from the crockpot and set aside. If you have a 6 quart cockpot, this will help open up space for the cornbread to expand. Place 1 inch dollops of dumplings in the chili. Cook for 1 hour on high until the dumplings are puffed and tender.
6. You can serve the chili over noodles and top with jalapenos. To make it easier to meal prep (allocate leftovers), I like to remove the dumplings and set aside. Then, combine the chili that was set aside with the chili in the crockpot. Mix to combine. Then, its easy to place the dumplings in lunch containers, add noodles around the dumplings, and top with chili as well as extra Daiya cheese and diced jalapenos.
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