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Turkey Pumpkin Chili


20 mins


1 hr 15 mins


8 servings


1 hr 35 mins

Hearty, healthy turkey chili with a hint of spice.


2 tbsp olive oil

1 onion diced

1 yellow bell pepper seeded and finely chopped

4 cloves garlic minced

2 pounds ground turkey (chicken or lean ground beef)

3 tbsp Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 cans (14.5 oz each) fire roasted tomatoes

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes

3 tbsp tomato paste

2-4 cups vegetable broth (chicken, turkey or beef stock is fine depending on meat used)

1 can (15 oz) Great Northern Beans drained

1 can (15 oz) black beans

2 tsp honey saly & pepper

2 tsp smoked paprika


Step 1

In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add onion and yellow bell pepper. Cook until tender, about 4 minutes.

Step 2

Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add in ground turkey, and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Step 3

Add in Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning, stir in completely and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add the pumpkin puree, fire roasted tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Step 5

Pour in vegetable broth, then add Great Northern Beans, black beans and honey. Stir to combine. Once the mixture heats up and begins to bubble, add salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Step 6

After 30 minutes, taste chili to check spices. If needed, add more salt, pepper, smoked paprika or other spices to fill out the flavor.


  • Make chili a day ahead of serving so flavors can marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

  • Top with cheddar cheese, chives, cilantro and sour cream.

  • Serve with cornbread or rustic bread.

Please let me know how it turned out! Leave a comment on Instagram and tag with @morganskitchn and #morganskitchn.

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