Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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"An easy chili that's sure to please. I've made this for a Halloween party and a chili cook-off at work with great results! It's a great base with lots of options to spice it up depending on the crowd you're cooking for! I usually put everything together in the morning and let it simmer all day; cooking time can be adjusted to fit your needs."
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3 h 25 m servings 338 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 338 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 857 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat; brown turkey, stirring often, until crumbly and no longer, pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any fat.
  2. Transfer turkey to a slow cooker and stir in diced tomatoes, pumpkin, chili beans, black beans, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and chili powder. Set cooker to Low, cover, and cook until pumpkin is tender and has started to break apart, at least 3 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.


  1. 75 Ratings

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This recipe was great, with a few personalized tweaks. I even won the chili cook-off at my job. Some variations that I tried which were extremely successful: 1. Sautee the (red) onion with ol...

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When I saw this recipe and read the reviews, I couldn't wait to try it. I love pumpkin and I love chili, but they are not meant to be put together. It tasted like I dumped a pumpkin pie into my ...

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This recipe was great, with a few personalized tweaks. I even won the chili cook-off at my job. Some variations that I tried which were extremely successful: 1. Sautee the (red) onion with ol...

My family really loved this chili. It is very thick and hearty and has a sweet spicy flavor. I like to prepare healthy meals for my family and am used to substituting ingredients to make them ...

I looked at several other pumpkin chili recipes and the ones that got 700 reviews. Every positive review had so many changes and this recipe seemed to reflect them. I made this Halloween night a...

I'm a Texan and we love our chili HOT, so when I decided to try this recipe, I was skeptical that we would like it. I had leftover turkey and since the weatherman was predicting ice and snow, m...

This was so easy and inexpensive. Sweet and spicy, this was very good. Definitely will make again.

Awesome recipe! By far the best ever chili recipe and this will become my staple. I did a little tweaking. Here is what I did modified: 1 Chili seasoning packet, 3 pounds of ground turkey, c...

Healthy and yummy! The only thing I changed I used sweet potato cut up in place of the pumpkin and doubled it... My husband loved it!

We LOVED this chili - the picture doesn't do it justice. Full of flavor and so healthy, too. I substituted Rotel for the tomatoes, so it was extra hot. I will add half the chili powder next time.

This was so delicious and very well received on a Football Sunday. Didn't think the fresh pumpkin was going to be easy to deal with but it was.

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