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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Celebrate all things fall with a healthy, hearty recipe for Pumpkin Turkey Chili that takes just 20 minutes to prep.
4.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (10-oz.) can condensed tomato soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin purée
  • Sour cream, for garnish (optional)
  • Chopped scallions (green parts only), for garnish


  • Heat a large heavy-bottomed pot (Dutch oven) over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil then the onions, peppers, garlic, cumin, salt and ground turkey. Sauté until the turkey is fully cooked.
  • Add all of the remaining ingredients except for the chips, sour cream and scallions.
  • Simmer the chili over low heat until the onions and peppers are tender, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • When ready to serve, top the chili with sour cream, cheese and scallions.

Kelly's Note:

  • For a vegetarian version of this chili, simply leave out the ground turkey or substitute in another bean, such as kidney beans.
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