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 Recipe

Ingredients for 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 by Healthy Diet Habits

Directions for Pumpkin Chili :

  • Add the oil to a skillet and saut√© 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 for Pumpkin Chili:

  • 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 Recipe by Healthy Diet Habits

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