Turkey Chili with Avocado Yogurt Sauce compliments of Dannon® Light and Fit® Greek Yogurt

A delicious meal for the whole family, this chili is great for a weeknight dinner or Sunday afternoon gathering! Topped with a creamy avocado sauce, it is sure to be a hit with everyone!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup chili + 3 tablespoons avocado sauce

  • Calories 345
  • Carbohydrate 27 g
  • Protein 30 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber 9 g
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium 265 mg
  • Potassium 1090 mg

This Recipe Serves 6


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups minced sweet onions
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/3 pounds lean ground turkey
28-ounce can low-sodium, diced tomatoes
15-ounce drained and rinsed canned pinto or black beans
6 ounces spinach leaves

Avocado Cream*
1 cup Dannon® Light & Fit® Plain Greek Nonfat Yogurt
1 avocado, fresh, peeled, pitted & mashed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Juice and zest of one lime 


  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium heat; add onions, chili powder and garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add turkey and cook thoroughly, breaking up clumps with the back of a spoon (6-8 minutes).
  2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, and water as needed. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer chili 20-25 minutes. Just before serving, mix in spinach and heat though. Keep warm.
  3. In a blender container, place Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt, mashed avocado, cilantro and lime juice and zest; process until smooth (add a touch of water if needed to smooth out).
  4. To serve, ladle 1 cup chili per person into a bowl and top with 3 tablespoons Avocado Cream*.

*Avocado Cream can be served with a variety of Mexican style dishes or as a dip for vegetables.

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