Turkey- Pumpkin Chili

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 1 hr

Turkey- Pumpkin Chili

Nice recipe for a cold day! We serve this chili with shredded sharp cheddar sprinkled on top. Melted and yummy!


1 pound lean ground turkey
3/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin pureé
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans, with liquid
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
2 teaspoons ground chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin seed (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1/2 cup water


1. Brown meat in large pot. Remove meat and place on paper towels to remove excess fat. Wipe any remaining fat from the pot and coat pot with cooking spray.

2. Sauté onion, bell pepper and garlic; sauté until tender. Return meat to pot. Add all remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer 30 minutes to 1 hour. If chili is too thick for you, add more water, and adjust seasonings as needed.


*Serve up this chili with some Pumpkin Cornbread!

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: Recipe divided into 8 equal portions
Calories per serving: 276
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1.5g
Sugar per serving: 4g
Fiber per serving: 5.25g
Protein per serving: 20g
Cholesterol per serving: 45mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 39g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 7 Old Points Program: 7

Source: RecipeGirl.com

3 Responses to “Turkey- Pumpkin Chili”

  1. postedJan 14, 2011 9:07 AM

    I hate to sound like a crazed fan – but I love your website!
    I have a quick question regarding the green chilies in your Turkey-Pumpkin Chili recipe: what can I use to substitute for the chilies? (They’re impossible to find in my area)

    • postedJan 15, 2011 7:07 PM

      @Erin, Canned diced green chiles are hard to find? Wow, that’s so strange- they’re everywhere I thought! In any case, you can always chop up a large green jalapeno pepper (take the seeds out first though and dice it finely). It will add a bit more spice though to your chili than the milder green chiles will.

  2. postedOct 21, 2013 2:43 AM

    Made this Chili the other day. Was awesome!

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