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


Yield: 4 servings

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This slow cooker turkey pumpkin chili recipe is a delicious, warming meal for the fall.

prep time: 15 minscook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 hours and 15 mins

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. Sauté for five minutes or until the onion becomes translucent.

  3. Add the turkey and sauté until browned.
  4. Add the turkey-onion mixture to the slow cooker.  Add all other ingredients to slow cooker and stir until combined.
  5. Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  6. Top with optional ingredients.
  7. Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

calories

443

fat (grams)

17

protein (grams)

40

sugar (grams)

11

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