Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili is a delicious, warming recipe for chilly fall nights. I can't express how much I enjoyed this chili. In general, I'm a chili fan, but this chili hits all the best flavor combos. Who knew turkey and pumpkin were such a good match?!

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili Recipe is a delicious dinner | This Healthy Table

I've said this here before and I'll say it again - the best slow cooker recipes are ones you can leave on overnight or when you go to work. I like a LOOONG recipe - preferably one that goes for 8 hours. I've tested this recipe both ways - one on the low and slow 8 hours and the other on high for 3 hours and they're both great. 

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili Recipe is a delicious dinner | This Healthy Table

There are a lot of optional toppings listed below because I think soup/chili is really elevated with a solid amount of toppings. I chose to go with yogurt, cilantro, and pepitas for the bowls pictured - which is an absolutely wonderful combination. Other honorable mentions include avocado and goat's cheese - they bring the same creamy quality as the yogurt. 

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili Recipe is a delicious dinner | This Healthy Table

Enjoy this wonderful slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili recipe! Please let me know if you make it - you can either leave a comment below or get in touch with me on Instagram or Facebook


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Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili
This slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili recipe is a delicious, warming meal for the fall.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • optional toppings: cilantro, jalapeno, cheese, yogurt, pepitas, and avocado
Instructions
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.2. Add the onions, jalapeno, and bell pepper.3. Sauté for five minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.4. Add the turkey and sauté until browned.5. Add the turkey-onion mixture to the slow cooker.6. Add all other ingredients to slow cooker and stir until combined.7. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.8. Top with optional ingredients.9. Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Information per serving

443 calories | 17 grams fat | 11 grams sugar | 40 grams protein |

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