This turkey pumpkin chili recipe is fast, healthy, and easy to make. It’ll warm you right up this fall!
Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 25 minutes | Total Time 30 minutes
- 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.