This savory and smoky Turkey Pumpkin Chili is a seasonal twist on a fall favorite. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal!
Have you broken out the pumpkin yet? October first is right around the corner, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the pumpkin train. Now I’m not talking pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie. I’m talking Turkey Pumpkin Chili. Pumpkin in my chili? Turkey in my chili? Are you kidding me? Nope, I’m being straight with you. Just try it, and I bet you will be an instant fan, too. But make sure you use pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling. Otherwise you will be in for an unpleasant surprise. The smoky chipotle peppers, cumin and chili powder, along with the savory pumpkin, transform this dish into an amazing fall chili. I love being able to have a little twist on the ordinary that is seasonal and healthier.
My recipe does not call for beans, mainly because my husband and son aren’t big fans, but feel free to add them if you prefer. You can make this chili on the stove top or in the crock pot, which makes it an ideal (and seasonally perfect!) meal for Halloween. I know you might be skeptical of pumpkin in chili. I was, too. But since I encourage my kids to try new things all the time, it was time I took my own advice. And I’m so glad I did. This is some good eatin’.