Cauliflower Turkey Chili

Fall is here and so are the starches, baby! Sweet potato, butternut and delicata and acorn squash, beets and beans – we can’t forget pumpkin! The list goes on… *daydrooling* But, Spoiler Alert! You’ll find none of these in my take on the ultimate seasonal staple: chili.

I was on a mission to whip up a low-starch batch of the chili we all know and love without compromising texture, flavor, or that unbutton your pants feeling. Trust me y’all, this one was a success.

You guys, cauliflower really can be anything, but the real star in this pot… TURNIP! It gives off a total potato vibe and adds some hearty texture to the melt-in-your-mouth turkey and simmered veggie combo.

This recipe is:

  • Lower carb
  • Keto friendly
  • Whole30 Compliant
  • Meal Prep friendly
  • Flavorful
  • Hearty
  • One-pot


Yields 3-4 servings

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into 1″ florets
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 large white onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1/2 large purple top turnip, chopped into 1″ cubes
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp aminos
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • Dash of salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat
  2. Once oil is warm, add onion and sauté until translucent (a little golden) and fragrant, about 3 minutes
  3. Add celery and garlic and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes (ahhh, doesn’t it smell so good?!)
  4. Add cauliflower florets and diced turnip and sauté until tips of cauliflower are golden, stirring often, about 5-7 minutes
  5. Bring up the heat to medium high and add ground turkey, breaking up and mixing thoroughly. Sauté until browned all around.
  6. Add diced red pepper, fire roasted tomatoes, bone broth, tomato paste, aminos, and spices and mix thoroughly to combine.
  7. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking for about 30 minutes.
  8. Serve in a big ol’ bowl and top with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese, avocado slices cilantro, and scallion for the ultimate dish. Tip! Load up your leftovers in tupperware for an easy one-dish meal prep, or freeze for later!

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