Pumpkin Chili

 Pumpkin Chili

The pumpkin adds flavor, and vitamins, as well as a lovely, creamy texture to this chili.
 I served it with Rosemary Corn Muffins, for a wonderful autumn meal.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15.25 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 1 can (15 oz) whole-kernel corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    Heat olive oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Add turkey; cook until browned. Drain.

    Add tomatoes with juice, pumpkin, tomato sauce, beans, chiles, corn, chili powder, cumin and black pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
          I adapted a Libby's Pumpkin recipe a bit.

Even better the second day with
cheese, and plain yogurt on top! 

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  1. Lisa that looks so good, but I'm in love with the muffins, I didn't realize but I pinned them twice!

  2. Oh YUM! I have never even thought about having pumpkin chili...this I must try :) Have a lovely day!


  3. Lisa this is perfect for a chilly day. Yum. I'm hopping over from Cowgirl up. Happily enjoying my visit to your sweet blog and you know I'm already a follower xo

  4. Ok, I gotta try this someday. That looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  5. It does look good w/the cheese. I love pumpkin recipes.

    Happy Halloween!

  6. What a great veggie chili recipe - can't wait to try it. Joining from Little Bird Told Me - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  7. What a great chili recipe! Joining from Little Bird Told Me - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

  8. It looks so wonderful heartwarming!
    I would love to have you share this (or any other recipes of yours) at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie link party, and maybe win a lifetime feature on my Wall of Fame! Here is the link:

    I can't wait to see you there!

  9. Ooh yum, that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  10. Pumpkin looks like a good ingredient to add to chili. I never thought of it before, but it is a flexible ingredient that can be added to anything.
    I am following you now and looking forward to your next post.

  11. This looks so good. I just pinned it too so I won't forget! :)

  12. This looks great. Can't wait to try! I'm gluten free and this recipe works well for that. I posted crafty clothes pin and pumpkin bowl to the made in a day made you look party. Following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com

  13. Lisa that looks delicious! Thanx for coming to the party!http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2012/10/treasure-hunt-thursday-80-highlights.html

  14. This looks absolutely delicious. I would never have thought to use pumpkin in chili. I will have to try this.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  15. Yummy- I featured this delicious looking chili on my Saturday favorites- have a great weekend-Claire

  16. Hi Lisa,
    I just love your Pumpkin Chili, it looks awesome. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Sounds great. . .I love anything with pumpkin.


  18. Wow! I never would have thought to use pumpkin in chili...very cool!

    Thanks for joining us at Keep Calm & Link Up this week! We're thrilled you chose to party with us and hope you'll join us again next week :o)
    xo, Meredith @www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

  19. My coworkers have been talking about Pumpkin Chili, and now I finally have the recipe!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!


  20. Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Monday wishes xo P.S. sorry I'm so late visiting :-)

  21. Chili is my favorite food .... EVER! Yum! Pinning to try. Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  22. We love chili here at the Charmer, but never had it before. I bet it really gives it a great dept of flavor. Some really good.

  23. I love chili and have seen quite a few pumpkin flavored ones. I guess I'll have to try this one. It sure looks yummy. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  24. You come up with the most fun recipes,, Lisa. This sounds good.



  25. Thanks for sharing! I've never heard of pumpkin chili. I may have to try this.

  26. Hmmm, this looks really good! I love pumpkin and I love chili, I bet together it would be amazing. :)

  27. I've been wondering about pumpkin chili. Thanks so much for linking up with Merry Merry Munchies last week. I hope you will travel on over and do so again this week. Happy Thanksgiving. Be sure and sign up with Rafflecopter for the giveaways I have going on. http://diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com/2012/11/merry-merry-munchies-2012-week-2.html


  28. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started tonight. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.