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Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

Delicious flavors of fall with pumpkin, corn, and beans.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 8


  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 1 green or red large bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeño peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can corn drained (or 2-3 cobs, cooked)
  • Toppings: sour cream cheese, cilantro, or green onions (optional)


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeños, stirring frequently, until tender, 4-5 minutes.
  • Add turkey and cook until browned. Stir in tomatoes, pumpkin, 1 cup water, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and add beans and corn. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes more.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese, and fresh cilantro (or finely chopped green onions).