Amp Up The Autumn Vibes With This Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Chili with Red Kidney Beans

There is nothing better than cold weather paired with your favorite warm foods.  If you are looking to mix up your usual fall recipes, we have the perfect dish for you to try. Pumpkin and chili are two foods we see a lot of during the fall season, but have you ever thought about mixing the two together to make pumpkin chili? Let’s take a look at this pumpkin chili recipe and see what it is all about!

What Is Pumpkin Chili

Do you love pumpkin and warm chili? If you do, pumpkin chili is worth trying. The subtle flavor of pumpkin and spices will have you ready for fall. Did we mention this is a nutritious recipe, too? The pumpkin adds a boost of potassium and will even thicken your chili.  Don’t worry, your kids will never know it is loaded with healthy ingredients. But we do promise they will enjoy it!


To create this delicious recipe, you will need a good bit of ingredients. Thankfully like any chili recipe, the ingredients are simple. The good thing is, if you have made chili before you most likely have the spices ready to go. For this recipe you will need the following items:

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Chili powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Oregano
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground turkey
  • Tomato paste
  • Green, orange, and yellow bell pepper
  • Fire-roasted tomatoes
  • Chicken or turkey broth
  • Black beans
  • Pure pumpkin puree
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

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How To Cook

Grab your heavy pot, or Dutch oven, and let’s get cooking! The first thing you will want to do is heat your olive oil until it is hot. Once your oil is hot, add the onion and garlic. Make sure to stir! Add the rest of your spices to the pot once the onion and garlic are fragrant. Once you get those spices all mixed together you can add your ground turkey. Once your turkey is cooked, add your tomato paste and stir it together. Next, add all of your bell peppers, tomatoes with the juice, and broth. Simmer your chili for about 20 minutes until adding your beans and pumpkin puree. Once you add those, simmer for 15 minutes. Enjoy your pumpkin chili topped with cheese and crackers!

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