EASY Crockpot Pumpkin Chili recipe. This easy slow cooker dinner is healthy made with ground turkey, beans, vegetables and Mexican spices! Add shredded cheddar cheese on top! You can freeze leftovers for your family!
In this Crockpot Pumpkin Chili recipe we have the usual Chili ingredients, but then we’re throwing in pumpkin because whenever you can you should throw pumpkin into any dish. Here’s the great thing about pumpkin, it’s full of great nutrients but hardly changes the taste of meals. It’s an amazing way to make your dinner or pumpkin brownies more healthy and better for you. Who doesn’t want that?
Now I know what you might be thinking.. usually “Mexican” and “Pumpkin” don’t usually go together, but in this recipe they are best friends. They are holding hands, whispering secrets (not about you), planning adventures – they are great pals.
What I’m saying is that you’re going to love this Crockpot Pumpkin Chili! It’s one of our favorite Fall Slow Cooker Meals!
Pumpkin Chili Recipe
This pumpkin chili recipe is so easy to make and only takes 5 hours in your slow cooker! First you’ll want to brown the ground turkey in a pan with the peppers before throwing it in the crockpot. After that, throw all your other ingredients inside!
I love beans in my chili so I had to add both black beans and kidney beans. Also I love using ground turkey for chili as a healthy alternative to ground beef.
So what makes this Chili Mexican? Well we’re going to spice it up with green chiles, salsa verde, cumin and we’re going to throw corn into this! If you want you can even throw avocado, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream on top when it’s done!
Pumpkin Nutrition Facts
Remember I was telling you that pumpkin is healthy for you. Let’s jus talk pumpkin nutrition facts!
It’s full of fiber. Half a cup has 3.5 grams of fiber.
It’s loaded with Vitamin A, alpha and beta-carotenes and is a good source of vitamins C, K, and E.
1 cup of pumpkin puree supplies 3.4 grams of iron which will support a strong immune system and keep you from getting sick.
Pumpkin’s orange color is a clue to its high antioxidant content. Some doctors say that the compounds in pumpkin can help prevent lung cancer, heart disease as well as Type 2 diabetes and arthritis.
It will help support healthy digestion.
One cup of pumpkin puree contains just 83 calories. Compare that to the oils you might use instead!
Ok, so let’s just agree that pumpkin is awesome!
How to Make Pumpkin Puree
This recipe calls for 15 ounces of pumpkin puree. You can buy it in a can or you can make it yourself! Here’s how to make pumpkin puree – it’s so easy! If you have a leftover pumpkin that you didn’t carve up, make your own pumpkin puree and freeze it for future meals!
Can you freeze pumpkin chili?
Of course! Chili freezes amazing, so feel free to make this in advance and keep for that chilly night when your’e feeling lazy and just want to curl under the blankets with your softest socks on!
Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili
Want to make this chili vegetarian? That’s easy. Just skip the turkey and add in 2 cans of black beans and 2 cans of kidney beans instead of the 1 can the recipe calls for. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
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Crockpot Pumpkin Chili
EASY Crockpot Pumpkin Chili recipe. This easy slow cooker dinner is made with ground turkey, beans, vegetables and Mexican spices! Add shredded cheddar cheese on top! You can freeze leftovers for your family!
- 2 green bell peppers chopped
- 1 15 oz can can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 15 oz can can kidney beans rinsed and drained
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
- 1/2 cup salsa verde
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- In a skillet, add your chopped peppers, minced garlic and ground turkey. Cook until turkey is browned.
- Put your ground turkey mixture into a slow cooker. Add all other ingredients and stir so everything is fully mixed up.
Cook on low for 5 hours. Serve and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top (optional).
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