Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin adds extra fiber and nutrients to this filling chili recipe, but no one will know it's in there!

 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 green bell pepper, chopped
 12 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lb ground turkey
 15 oz solid-pack pumpkin
 14 ½ oz diced tomatoes, undrained
 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
 salt & pepper to taste
Optional Toppings
  fresh cilantro; shredded cheese; sliced avocado; sliced green onion; sour cream

Stove Top Option
1

Sauté onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender,
about 5 minutes.

2

Add turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned

3

Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

4

Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

5

Serve with optional toppings and cornbread

Slow Cooker Option
6

Sauté onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender,
about 5 minutes.

7

Add turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned.

8

Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and
pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.

9

Serve with optional toppings and cornbread.

Sources:

“Autumn Pumpkin Chili.” Taste of Home, https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/autumnpumpkin-chili/. Accessed September 2019.

“Turkey Pumpkin Chili.” Whole Foods Market, https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/turkey-pumpkin-chili. Accessed September 2019.

Ingredients

 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 medium onion, chopped
 1 green bell pepper, chopped
 12 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lb ground turkey
 15 oz solid-pack pumpkin
 14 ½ oz diced tomatoes, undrained
 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
 salt & pepper to taste
Optional Toppings
  fresh cilantro; shredded cheese; sliced avocado; sliced green onion; sour cream

Directions

Stove Top Option
1

Sauté onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender,
about 5 minutes.

2

Add turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned

3

Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

4

Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

5

Serve with optional toppings and cornbread

Slow Cooker Option
6

Sauté onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender,
about 5 minutes.

7

Add turkey into skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned.

8

Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the pumpkin, tomatoes, chili powder, salt and
pepper. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.

9

Serve with optional toppings and cornbread.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili