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Pumpkin Chili

Chili doesn't need to be a boring meal! This Pumpkin Chili can be simmered on the grill or the stove for the perfect fall flavored meal! Use your homemade chili seasoning to make this simple meal in no time.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 312kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 12 oz cubed butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth


  • Preheat grill to 400 degrees
  • Using large dutch oven heat oil and then add ground turkey, breaking apart and browning
  • Once meat is about halfway cooked add carrot, garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add seasonings and stir into meat
  • Add tomatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash and broth
  • Simmer for 20 minutes or until veggies are softened, stirring occasionally


  • Make on stove top over medium high heat, if desired
  • Reduce or omit chipotle chili powder, if desired
  • Use pure canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling
  • Save time by using pre-cubed butternut squash at the grocery store
  • Substitute ground beef or bison for turkey. if desired


Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 1572mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 23499IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 6mg