Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin chili is a new twist for those cooler fall evenings. The pumpkin puree thickens up the chili and gives it a nice flavor. It's a healthy diet habit that will allow you to add in more fruit to your diet, in a stealthy healthy way! Yes, it is technically a fruit. Check Pumpkin Tips for more ideas!


Healthy Diet Habits White Bean Pumpkin Chili


  • 1 T olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 chopped green pepper

  • 1 chopped red or yellow pepper

  • A few cloves of minced garlic to taste

  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

  • 2 cans black beans (drained)

  • 2 cans red beans or garbanzo beans or corn (drained)

  • 1 can green chilies or jalapenos

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 T chili powder

  • 3 T cumin

  • 1 t black pepper

  • Salt to taste

  • Large bunch of finely chopped cilantro

Pumpkin Chili Recipe Ingredients


Add the oil to a skillet and sauté the onion, peppers, and garlic, over medium heat until tender. Stir in the turkey and cook it until it is nicely browned. Drain the oil, if any. Mix in the tomatoes, puree, beans, chilies, and spices. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all the veggies are done. Serve with your favorite toppings!

Topping Ideas:

  • Sour cream

  • Cheddar cheese

  • A sprinkle or two of crushed red pepper if you like heat!

Pair this chili recipe with a slice of Artisan bread and a green salad for a healthy meal!


Pumpkin chili with white beans by Healthy Diet Habits

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