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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This turkey pumpkin chili recipe is fast, healthy, and easy to make. It'll warm you right up this fall! This turkey pumpkin chili recipe is fast, healthy, and easy to make. It'll warm you right up this fall!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pumpkin chili, turkey pumpkin chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 289kcal


  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (I used turkey thigh)
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can white (cannellini) beans drained
  • 1 (14 fluid ounce) can red kidney beans drained
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish (optional): Tex-Mex cheese blend, cilantro, sour cream/Greek yogurt, avocado, etc.


  • In a soup pot over medium-high heat, sauté the onion with the olive oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and ground turkey and continue cooking, breaking the meat up with your spoon, for another 5 minutes.
  • To save time, during steps 1 and 2 I like to prep the other ingredients since you only need to stir periodically.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and give it a good stir. Increase the heat to high, and just when it starts to boil, reduce the heat so it's simmering. Cook the chili for 10-15 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Serve as-is or with desired toppings.


  • Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 1094mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 11461IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 6mg