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Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
This delicious and warming sweet potato chili is an easy meal that the whole family will love. Made with Italian sausage, it's perfectly hearty and ready to serve in 45 minutes.
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  • In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, cook Italian sausage and onion until the meat has no more pink and the onion is translucent.
  • Add in sweet potatoes and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until almost fork tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, thyme, salt, pepper, and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, turn down heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork tender.
  • Take off heat and garnish with chopped parsley, optional.


  • Make the chili in a Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan. This will distribute the heat more evenly, so you won't get hotspots that can scorch the bottom.
  • Add more spice if you like! This is a pretty mild spiced chili, if you prefer things on the spicier side, add in a little cayenne and use a spicy Italian sausage.
  • Add in other veggies. Mushrooms and bell peppers both work great, just add them in at the same time as the sweet potato.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1244mg | Potassium: 588mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4986IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg