Sheet Pan Turkey Chili with Cornbread


Dive into the world of cozy and inventive cuisine with our Innovative Comfort: Sheet Pan Turkey Chili with Cornbread "Dumplings". This dish combines the heartiness of turkey chili with the homey touch of cornbread dumplings, all baked together on a single sheet pan for ease and flavor. Rich with ground turkey, beans, tomatoes, and spices, and enhanced with golden-brown, fluffy cornbread dumplings, this meal is a delightful twist on classic comfort food.

Sheet Pan Turkey Chili with Cornbread

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • Serves: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Fat: 20g


  • Ground turkey: 500 grams (1.1 pounds)
  • Beans (kidney or black): 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Tomatoes, diced: 400 grams (14 ounces)
  • Cornbread batter: Prepared as per package instructions
  • Onion, chopped: 100 grams (1 medium)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Chili powder, cumin, paprika: to taste
  • Shredded cheese: for garnish
  • Cilantro, chopped: for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread ground turkey, beans, tomatoes, onion, and garlic on the sheet pan.
  3. Season with chili powder, cumin, and paprika.
  4. Dollop cornbread batter over the chili to form "dumplings".
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until the chili is bubbly and the cornbread is golden.
  6. Garnish with shredded cheese and cilantro before serving.

Culinary Tips

  • Add a splash of beer or chicken broth to the chili for added depth of flavor.
  • For a spicier chili, include diced jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper.


Can I use a different type of meat?

Yes, ground beef or chicken can be used as alternatives.

How can I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I make this dish gluten-free?

Use a gluten-free cornbread mix and ensure all other ingredients are gluten-free.

Our Innovative Comfort: Sheet Pan Turkey Chili with Cornbread "Dumplings" is more than just a meal; it's a fusion of flavors and textures that brings the best of comfort food to your table. Perfect for a family dinner or a casual gathering, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the warmth and creativity in every bite! 🌶️🍲🌽