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  • Writer's pictureJessica Larit

Turkey Pumpkin Chili! (Slow Cooker)

The weather is changing which makes it the perfect time for a warm comforting bowl of Turkey Pumpkin Chili!! This is a family favorite recipe and it is SO delicious! It is packed with a ton of protein and vegetables. As a bonus, it only takes 15 minutes to put together and then the the slow cooker does the rest!

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low


-1 lb. of lean ground turkey

-1 28oz can of crushed tomatoes

-1 15oz can of diced tomatoes

-5 tablespoons of tomato paste

-1 cup of canned organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie)

-1 15oz can of kidney beans

-1 15oz can of black beans

-1 large onion (chopped)

-1 large green pepper (chopped)

-1 large red pepper (chopped)

-1 large jalapeño (sliced)

-1 teaspoon cumin

-1 teaspoon oregano

-11/2 teaspoon paprika

-11/2 teaspoon chili powder

-1/2 teaspoon pepper

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-Sour cream


-Shredded mexican cheese

-Torilla Chips

Next Step:

-Fully cook the ground turkey on the stovetop and break into small pieces. When the turkey is almost done add in the chopped onions.

-Add the turkey and onions to the slow cooker.

-Chop up peppers.

-Drain and rinse the beans.

-Add everything else to the slow cooker. Your peppers (red, green, and jalapeño), crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, pumpkin, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, pepper, and salt.

-Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

-When there is 1 hour left to cook quickly take off the lid and stir. Put cover back on and cook for the remaining hour.

-Serve in bowls and add sliced avocado, shredded Mexican cheese, and a dollop of sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips on the side.


*For more recipes, please visit my Instagram page @a.sprinkle.of.sweet

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