Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili Recipe

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Marcia Published: December 2, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

Make a savory pumpkin chili dish with turkey, white bean, pumpkin puree, and green chili for Fall season. Top with some cheddar cheese for a tasty garnish!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 5 minutes



  • Cooking spray
  • 2lbsground turkey,99% lean
  • ½tspolive oil
  • 1smallonion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tspchili powder,to taste
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1 ½tbspcumin
  • 1tsporegano
  • 30ozwhite northern beans,or navy beans, rinsed and drained (2 cans)
  • 15ozpumpkin puree,(1 can) or homemade
  • 4 ½ozgreen chile,canned, chopped
  • 2cupschicken broth,low-sodium
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • cilantro,or red onion or chives, chopped, for garnish,
  • Greek yogurt,or low-fat sour cream, for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat a large heavy saute pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil.

  2. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, for about 5 minutes. Add to crockpot.

  3. Add oil to the saute pan, then onions, garlic, sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add cumin and sauté for another 1 minute. Add to crockpot.

  4. Add beans, pumpkin puree, green chilis, broth, chili powder, oregano, and bay leaves.

  5. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8 hours.

  6. Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 295.89kcal
  • Fat: 14.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.74g
  • Fiber: 5.67g
  • Sugar: 7.47g
  • Protein: 25.45g
  • Cholesterol: 71.15mg
  • Sodium: 811.22mg
  • Calcium: 143.63mg
  • Potassium: 849.99mg
  • Iron: 7.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 458.61µg
  • Vitamin C: 84.70mg
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