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Healthy Pumpkin & Turkey Chili

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 bell pepper (I used half yellow, half red), diced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, diced
  • 45 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 2 cans (roughly 24 oz) of diced tomatoes with green chilis (plain diced tomatoes is also okay)
  • 1 can (15 oz) of beans (I used a can of 3 bean medley: black, white, and kidney beans)
  • 1 can (15 oz) of canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Dash of cinnamon (~1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (I used organic coconut oil)


  1. In a very large skillet, heat your oil. Add in the pepper, onion, and garlic and saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Pushing all of the veggies to the sides of the pan, add in the ground turkey and cook until done.
  3. Stir in the tomato, beans, and pumpkin until it’s all mixed together nicely. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients: chili powder, cumin, and S&P. Mix thoroughly, continuing to simmer.
  5. Simmer on low for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, let cool slightly, and ENJOY!
  7. Optional: top with plain greek yogurt or sour cream (and cheese if you so desire).
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes