Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili is so flavorful. If you love pumpkin, you HAVE to try this chili recipe! Healthy and delicious!

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

It’s that time of year again when it seems like everything I cook or bake has pumpkin in it. And this Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili recipe is no different!

If you are a frequent visitor to this site you know how much I love my Chili. You can see all my wonderful chili recipes by viewing this collection of my Gourmet Chili Recipes.

As you can see I have made many different types of chili with different meats and beans and even lentils for my Healthy Lentil Butternut Squash Chili recipe.

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

But this is the first time I’ve made chili using pumpkin purée. I know it sounds weird using pumpkin purée but it acts as a substitute for the tomatoes and tomato paste.

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

The end result is a fantastic pumpkin flavored chili. I really like this chili with Great Northern Beans but you can basically use any type of white bean you have on hand like white kidney beans or Cannellini beans.

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

What I like about Great Northern Beans is that they usually absorb whatever the come in contact with. So in this case they take on a nice pumpkin flavor.

If you like using Great Northern Beans in your chili, make sure you try my Quick and Easy Turkey Chili recipe. Equally delicious.

If you are in the mood for some light reading, you can learn more about the Origins of Chili which is pretty fascinating. Well to me it is.

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

You will need the following ingredients to make this turkey pumpkin chili recipe in your slow cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Pumpkin Puree, Ground Cumin, Chili Powder, Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Ground Turkey, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Green Chilies and Great Northern Beans.

  1. In a slow cooker, whisk together the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the ground turkey and mix to combine.
  2. Fold in the onion, garlic, green chilies, and white beans. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.
  3. Serve with sour cream, cheese, radishes, and cilantro. (optional)

Printable Recipe Card

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili is so flavorful. If you love pumpkin, you HAVE to try this chili recipe! Healthy and delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Total Time5 hours 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 312 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 ½ Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¾ Tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 8 oz Green Chilies, Diced
  • 30 oz Great Northern Beans, Rinsed & Drained

Instructions
 

  • In a slow cooker, whisk together the chicken broth, pumpkin puree, ground cumin, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne. Add the ground turkey and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the onion, garlic, green chilies, and white beans. Cover the slow cooker and cook until the turkey is no longer pink, 4 to 5 hours on high or 6 to 7 hours on low.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese, radishes, and cilantro. (optional)

Notes

→ Try to resist as much as possible the temptation to open the lid while it’s cooking as the slow cooker loses heat. By just opening the lid to stir the contents can make the internal temperature drop by 10°F to 15°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 32gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 1039mgFiber: 14gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 11205IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 134mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Richelle says:

    Absolutely delicious! We served it with Fritos and a sprinkle of grated cheese, and I’ll definitely make it again. I browned the turkey before adding it to the crockpot but maybe I’ll walk on the wild side and follow directions next time. All I know is that I’m glad I doubled the recipe so we can eat it again tomorrow.

    1. Glad you liked it! I really appreciate the feedback!