Pumpkin Chili with Ground Turkey

This pumpkin chili is made with ground turkey and is a hearty, comforting meal.  The pumpkin adds a nice smooth texture to the chili and a delicious fall flavor.

The taste of the pumpkin is actually not strong. I assure you, children will not notice it! It is the perfect hidden veggie in this chili recipe.

What Kind of Pumpkin Do You Use for This Recipe?

When I say “pumpkin” for this chili recipe, I don’t mean the carve-your-jack-o-lantern style pumpkin. Although it is edible, it doesn’t have the sweetness you want for this dish. The type of pumpkin that is best for cooking and baking is a sugar pie pumpkin.

How to Prepare the Sugar Pie Pumpkin

Cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides. Drizzle with olive oil and bake until fork tender.

What Vegetables Go Well in a Chili

You can load up on more veggies in this recipe. Consider these options: celery, carrots, peppers, corn, green or yellow beans and mushrooms.

Is Pumpkin Chili Keto Friendly?

Although pumpkin is Keto friendly, the kidney beans are not. So to make this chili a Keto meal, load up on more vegetables instead of the beans. It will still have the delicious flavor of chili.