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Sweet Potato Apple Chili Recipe from My Oh Sweet Basil Cookbook

A sweeter take on chili with sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie spice. This is a unique chili recipe the whole family will love!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 large sweet potato, baked then peeled (about 400 for 45 minutes)
  • 3 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped (I used granny smith)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • salt to taste


  • In a blender, combine the broth and sweet potato. Puree until smooth. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pot over medium heat and add in the oil. Add the carrots, peppers, and zucchini and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey and apple and cook until turkey is cooked through, about 5-8 more minutes.
  • Once everything is cooked and tender, add the sweet potato puree and milk (if using) to the pot, stirring gently to lift any browned bits from the bottom. Add the spices and turn down to simmer. You can simmer for about 30 minutes then serve.


This recipe will need about 1 teaspoon of salt. For a thicker chili add less broth and skip the milk. You may substitute the pumpkin pie spice with a combination of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
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