Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Made with turkey instead of beef, this chili is a healthier alternative to traditional chili. Plus, this Turkey Pumpkin Chili recipe is not just gluten-free, but since it omits beans, it’s also Paleo!

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Turkey Pumpkin Chili
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Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 233kcal


  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions , diced
  • 1 small red bell pepper , seeded and diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper , seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper , finely diced
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 pounds (910 g) ground turkey, 94% lean
  • 3 tablespoons (24 g) chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon (6 g) ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons (2 g) dried oregano
  • teaspoons (4 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (2.3 g) smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) tomato paste
  • 2 cups (475 mL) low-sodium gluten-free chicken stock
  • 1 (28-ounce/793-gram) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce/425-gram) can pumpkin puree
  • teaspoons (9 g) kosher or fine sea salt

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh cilantro , chopped
  • Avocado , sliced
  • Jalapeño peppers , thinly sliced
  • Green onions , sliced
  • Hot sauce
  • Lime wedges


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers and sauté until tender, about 6-7 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the ground turkey to the pot, breaking it apart with a spoon. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, and smoked paprika. Cook until the turkey is no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook until it starts to brown, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken stock, tomatoes, pumpkin puree, and salt. Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Season with more salt, to taste, and serve with additional toppings.


Nutrition Facts
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 633mg26%
Potassium 877mg25%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 9001IU180%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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