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Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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"Absolutely delicious. I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but it's unbelievable how tasty it is, and so easy too!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2006

I am only giving this four stars because the orginal recipe was too bland for my taste. I added a few things: one can each of corn, black beans, and green chilies, about 2 tsp each of cumin and corriander, about 2 tbsp orange juice concentrate, about 1 1/2 tbsp honey, 2 bay leaves, more salt, about 2 cups of tomato juice, about 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes for some heat. Of course, I did not add cheese or sour cream, but I beleive a dish should be able to stand on its own, with condiments only to enhance. This recipe is totally original, and I will definately make my version again. Thanks for the recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 29, 2010

Definitely missing something... 3 stars as I had to tweak this recipe so much to achieve any flavor, however I loved the addition of the pumpkin! Good base to build on for personal chili preferences.

Oct 03, 2006

This is a great recipe to build on. I added black beans, corn, cumin an extra can of tomatoes and extra chili powder. My family loved it.

Oct 12, 2006

I am always looking for new and different recipes, especially ones that incorporate veggies that you otherwise wouldn't eat a lot of, like pumpkin. I have made this a couple times and it is really good. I say good, because I have had to tweak it a little to my taste. For example, it was too thick for me so I added some more tomatoes, including the liquid, and some chicken broth. I also added some spices, like cumin, cilantro, and some more chili powder because it was a bit bland without it. All in all, it is very filling, but healthy meal that is not expensive or time consuming to make. Thanks.

Aug 14, 2006

Great idea! I like my chili spicy so I only put in half the amount of pumpkin and added fresh cilantro, corn, jalapenos, and some extra cumin, cayenne pepper and chili powder. It was very tasty!

Jan 29, 2006

The base of the recipe was good - the pumpkin adds a nice rich flavor. However, I used the exact amount of seasoning recommended and I think it needs a little more spice. I will definitely make this again because the ingredients are super healthy, but I will add more spice to it.

Sep 06, 2005

What do you do when you are saddled with dozens of jars of homecanned pumpkin (thanks, Mom!) and trying to watch your carbs? Try one really bizarre recipe! This one earns 5 stars for creativity. I didn't make it exactly as printed, so I can't testify accurately for the taste. However the idea alone was worthwhile. I left out onion and peppers (not my family's favorites) and substituted envelopes of chicken chili dry mix for the seasoning. It was VERY good. We will be eatting lots of this chili this winter!

Jan 02, 2008

I give this recipe 5 stars for the absolute genius of adding pumpkin to my chili!!! Hubbie and I LOVED it.. he insists that I make it again soon! However, the end-result was not b/c I followed the recipe exactly. Quite the contrary... I DID read the reviews thoroughly and used quite a few of them to make this top-notch chili a success!: 1) Add can of black beans, 2) Add can of corn, 3) Add 1 1/2 cans of diced tomatoes, 4)Add packet of taco seasoning, 5) Add 3x chili powder, 6) Add nearly a whole can of chicken broth (good for consistency and flavor), 7) Add 2 TBS worcestershire and 8) Add dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg to REALLY bring out the complexity of the pumpkin in this chili. Absolutely delicious! Thanks so much!


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 16.6 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 321 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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