5 Winning Recipes for Your Ward Chili Cook-Off

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Sweet-Potato Apple Turkey Chili

This creative twist on traditional chili will leave your home smelling like . . . well, like home.


1 large sweet potato, baked and peeled (bake at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes)

3 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large carrot, chopped

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 zucchini, chopped

1/2 pound lean ground turkey

1 large apple, peeled and chopped

1 cup skim milk

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Salt to taste, start with 1/2 teaspoon


1. In blender, puree baked sweet potato and broth until smooth; set aside.

2. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, peppers, and zucchini and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

3. Add ground turkey and apple and cook through, about 5 to 8 more minutes.

4. Once everything is cooked through and tender, add the puree and milk to the pot, stirring gently to lift any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.

5. Add pumpkin pie spice and salt to taste and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer at least 30 minutes, and up to several hours, prior to serving. Taste and balance flavors with extra salt, if needed, before serving.

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This recipe comes from Our Sweet Basil Kitchen.

Cade and Carrian Cheney are the husband-and-wife-team behind the popular Oh, Sweet Basil food blog. Together, they have collected more than 100 recipes that combine their love of fresh ingredients with unexpected flavor combinations and mashups of tried-and-true family favorites. Their innovative dishes will elevate and reinvigorate your everyday recipes and impress your friends and family. Available at Deseret Book.

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