Turkey Pumpkin Chili

A bowl of turkey pumpkin chili

Last Updated on January 1, 2023 by Jacqueline Rafidi

A bowl of turkey pumpkin chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

A hearty, warm and delicious recipe that is perfect for the cold weather.
Total Time 1 hour
Course Side Dish


  • – 1-1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • -3 carrots peeled and diced
  • -3 celery stalks peeled and diced
  • -1 medium onion
  • -2 tablespoons turmeric
  • – 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • – 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • – 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • – 1/2 teaspoon each nutmeg sage & cinnamon
  • – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • – 1- 15oz can red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • – 1 15oz can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • – 1-15oz can pumpkin purée make sure it is plain pumpkin purée and not pumpkin pie spiced
  • – 1/3-1/2 small can of tomato paste
  • – 1 can rotel mild tomatoes and chilis with no salt added – can also use can of regular diced tomatoes for non spicy
  • – 1-28oz can diced San Marzano tomatoes leaving the can to rinse with water later
  • -3-4 cups low sodium chicken beef, or vegetable broth
  • -2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • -Salt and Pepper to taste


  • – Add olive oil to medium soup pot on stove at medium heat
  • – Add carrots, celery and onions and allow to soften a bit until onions are translucent
  • – Add ground turkey, cook until no longer pink, cutting in small pieces along the way
  • – Add all spices and salt and pepper to taste
  • – Add red kidney and cannellini beans
  • – Add tomato paste and pumpkin puree, combine well
  • – Add diced tomatoes and chilis and San Marzano tomatoes
  • – Add water to remainder of can of San Marzano tomatoes and add the rest of the juices from the can to the chili.
  • – Add broth of choice, 3 to 4 cups depending on consistency of choice, reduce heat slightly and let come to soft boil, about 30 minutes.

Serving Suggestions:

  • – Place in a bowl and eat as is, or add cheese, sour cream and chives pr cilantro and enjoy!
Keyword Turkey Pumpkin Chili

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