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Melanie's 30 Minute Pumpkin Chili with Ground Turkey
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Enjoy the best fall flavors with this really easy 30 minute pumpkin chili with ground turkey. It's delicious, easy, and packed with fiber.

Course: dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, Fall, pumpkin
Servings: 6 people
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion yellow or white
  • 2 whole garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cayanne pepper to taste
  • 1 whole green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 cans red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5oz) black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (14.5oz) diced tomatoes including liquid
  • 1 can (14.5oz) pumpkin puree
  • water to desired thickness
  • cheddar cheese for topping
  1. Add olive oil and onions to large cold saucepan. Heat saucepan, and stir occasionally. Once onions are translucent, add garlic and ground turkey. Sautee until turkey is cooked through, about 5 minutes. 

  2. Once turkey is cooked through, add spices (chili powder, cumin, salt, and cayanne pepper) mix together. Transfer to large pot if saucepan isn't big enough for the rest of the ingredients. 

  3. Add bell pepper, corn, kidney and black beans, tomato, and pumpkin to turkey mixture. Stir together. Add water to desired thickness. Simmer for 20 minutes. 

  4. Serve with cheddar cheese and your favorite crusty bread.

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