Having trouble sticking to your New Year’s resolution to shed those unwanted pounds? This recipe from Weight Watchers’ Mary Vogliano is sure to help keep you on the right track!

Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
Seasoned canned tomatoes and Italian turkey sausage add instant life to chili. Try tomatoes with different seasonings to vary the flavor of your chili.

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Course: main meals
PointsPlus™ Value: 8
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 8 min
Cooking Time: 360 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

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1 pound(s) raw turkey sausage, hot-Italian variety
15 oz canned pinto beans, undrained
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with chilies, undrained
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, with garlic and onions, undrained
1 medium onion(s), chopped
1/4 tsp table salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste


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  • Remove sausage from casing and place in a 4-quart or large slow cooker; break up meat with a spoon. Add beans, both cans of diced tomatoes with their liquid and onion; stir.
  • Cover slow cooker; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours. Stir in salt and pepper; garnish with chopped onion if desired and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 cups chili per serving.
  • Notes:

  • You might find raw Italian turkey sausage in links; four links are about 1 pound.
  • Use two cans of diced tomatoes with chiles if you prefer a very spicy dish.