Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Warm up with a bowl of this healthy turkey pumpkin chili! It's packed with protein and fiber and is made in one pot for easy clean up! Get creative with fun healthy toppings like greens, avocado or yogurt.
ground turkey or chicken
90 to 93 percent lean
can pumpkin puree
medium yellow onion
medium bell pepper
red, yellow, or orange, diced
can diced fire roasted tomatoes with liquid
no salt added
reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
pumpkin pie spice
ground black pepper
low sugar plain yogurt
Coat a large pot or Dutch oven with olive oil over medium-high heat.
Add the onion and bell pepper and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until the onion softens.
Add the garlic, stir everything together, and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the ground turkey and use a spatula to break up the meat as it cooks. Continue to cook about 6 to 7 minutes, until fully cooked.
Add pumpkin puree, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, chili powder, cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, cumin, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, and stir.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Top with greens, avocado and more and enjoy!
Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Make this chili vegetarian by substituting 2 cans of black beans for the turkey
pumpkin turkey chili; pumpkin chili