Main Dishes

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

October 15, 2012

Cooking and baking with pumpkin in the Fall is something I love to do every year. I am always looking for delicious recipes to incorporate it into when I plan my meals for the week. Pumpkin is highly nutritious too since its loaded with fiber, iron, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and E. This past week I found a great recipe on the Whole Foods website for Turkey Pumpkin Chili. This is a great dinner for a cool Autumn night and healthy too. What recipes do you like that have this super food in them?

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey
1 can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
1 can pumpkin purée
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook until thoroughly browned. Next, gradually stir in tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 30 minutes. Ladle chili into bowls and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from:

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  • Reply Peace Love Organic Mommy February 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Thanks so much! I hope you like the recipe (it’s one of my favorites)! I love your blog as well and I am new Twitter follower :)

  • Reply Sandra Watts March 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    That sounds interestingly good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply Pat F November 27, 2017 at 3:06 am

    This looks amazing, I may have to make this for dinner this week! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Linda November 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    Made this for dinner. It was delicious!
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  • Reply kitchenaryadviser October 27, 2019 at 7:08 am

    Looks is great ,personally I Love this .Thanks for sharing information about Pumpkin Chili .

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