Easy Pumpkin Chili

Hearty Pumpkin Chili

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Rich, hearty and all the flavors of Fall your family loves, this Pumpkin Chili recipe is one everyone is sure to request again and again.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or grated)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 15-ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces fresh or canned pumpkin puree


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the onion, and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until it begins to look translucent.
  2. Add in the turkey, garlic, and seasonings. Brown the meat with the seasonings and onion for about 7 minutes, making sure all of the meat is cooked through and broken up into smaller pieces.
  3. Add the tomato sauce and pumpkin puree to the pot, and let it simmer on low for about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat, let it sit for about 5 minutes while you set the table or get your plates ready, and serve.


You can use beef or turkey for this recipe or make it completely vegetarian by omitting the meat and adding two 15ounce cans of beans, drained and rinsed.