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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Turkey Chili!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili

  • Author: Kari Peters
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This chili is one of the easiest and tastiest dinners you’ll ever make! It’s also Whole30 and perfect for loading up with every topping imaginable.



1 pound ground turkey or chicken, (I like dark meat)

1 onion, about 12 ounces, diced very small

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon ancho chili powder, (or 1 additional Tablespoon chili powder)

1 Teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano leaves

2 Teaspoons sea salt, or to your taste see notes

2 1/2 pounds of sweet potatoes

128 ounce can whole tomatoes

16 ounce can tomato paste


lime wedges, cilantro, sliced avocado or guacamole, sour cream, grated cheddar, sliced jalapenos, diced red onions or sliced green onions


Place the ground turkey, onions, garlic, spices, and sea salt in a 4-quart crockpot. Use a wooden spoon to break up the turkey and mix everything together.

Cut the ends off the sweet potatoes and trim off any unsightly bits. Then, cut them into quarters lengthwise. Cut the quarters crosswise into chunks about 1 1/2 inches in size.

Place the sweet potatoes over the top of the turkey mixture.

Place the whole tomatoes and tomato paste in a blender and blend until combined but still chunky. Pour the tomato mixture over the top of the sweet potatoes and turn the crockpot to low.

Cook for 8-10 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Taste the chili and add salt to your taste.

Serve with any and all toppings you desire.


Start with less salt during the cooking time, then test and season to your taste when the chili is done.

The nutrition facts are calculated without the toppings.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili Recipe, Slow Cooker Turkey Chili, Paleo Slow Cooker Chili, Slow Cooker Turkey Chili Recipe