16 Sep Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili
The Best Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili for this fall! Can be made in slow cooker, instant pot or stove top, this Turkey Chili recipe is packed with autumn flavors, protein and veggies. It is also Paleo, Keto and Whole 30 Friendly.
This Healthy Pumpkin Turkey chili recipe is an Autumn Favorite in my house. It makes a perfectly comforting, cozy and delicious dinner for the whole family.
Although it’s not quite chilly here in Charlotte in the middle of September, we are only a week from official Autumn. I have been living the Fall vibes with everything pumpkin, spiced apples, you name it.
Have you tried my most Popular Fall Recipes?
- Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free) – Video
- Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
- Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
This Pumpkin Turkey Chili recipe is a fall twist on my Sweet Potato Turkey Chili. Let me tell you, pumpkin puree in turkey chili is a game changer.
Why Pumpkin Puree in Chili Recipe
It makes it Sweet and Creamy!
Originally, I was adding the pumpkin puree just because I have been obsessed with everything pumpkin lately. But this pumpkin chili came out so creamy. The pumpkin puree adds a subtle sweetness to the chili as well.
Secret Ingredient: Cacao Powder in Pumpkin Chili
This is my Secret Weapon! You are laughing at me.
I know I am obsessed with chocolate. But trust me, cacao powder takes this pumpkin chili recipe to the next level. It adds a little chocolate and nutty to the chili. The slight bitterness to the cacao powder also balance the acidity of the tomato broth seamlessly.
Additional Ingredients I love for Healthy Pumpkin Chili
Fire Roasted Tomatoes – Smokey and Sweet
Kidney Beans or Black Beans – if you are not following paleo or whole 30 comliance, adding a can of beans add a great creamy texture and to this pumpkin chili.
Health Benefits in This Fall Chili
Additionally, pumpkin is packed with nutrients.
1. Pumpkin is Rich in Fiber.
So it keeps you full longer. I remember growing up my mom would always steam sweet pumpkin for me as snack to hold me over from that after school cravings.
2. Regulate Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar
Again, the fiber, potassium and vitamin C content all have potential benefits in lowering blood sugar, blood pressure and diabetics.
3. Pumpkin help Boost Immunity
Pumpkin is high in Vitamin C, antioxidant and beta-carotene which is great for your immune system.
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How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Pumpkin Chili
When I am running low on time, I love using my instant pot (pressure cooker ) to make this chili. It only takes 30 minutes to cook. Great option for last minute dinner planners.
Slow Cooker Turkey Chili
On the other hand, if you have plan a little further in advance, this is also an easy chuck and done way to cook this recipe recipe. Once you add all the ingredient to your slow cooker, you can just walk away for 3 hours (cook on high), or up to 6 hours (cook on low)
How to Serve Pumpkin Turkey Chili
Are we talking about toppings?
If you know me, toppings are my love language. There is no exception for this pumpkin chili. Here are a few of my favorite toppings:
- Yogurt of choice:
- Choose full fat, dairy free, or sour cream as you like.
- Gluten Free Corn Bread
- Gluten Free pasta
- Shredded Cheese
- Crackers (My favorite one Linked Here)
How to Store Pumpkin Chili
Store it in an air tight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days. So double up the batch and meal prep this pumpkin chili on the weekend to eat throughout the week.
You can also freeze them. Store them individually sized containers. So when you take them out of the freezer, you don’t have to thaw the whole entire container, a blob chili. They make a healthy and homemade “freezer dinner” for those busy week nights.
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