Food For Fitness: Turkey Pumpkin Chili


In honor of fall, I present to you, my new favorite one pot meal….. drum roll please…  Turkey Pumpkin Chili!!  At only 280 calories per serving and a healthy dose of Vitamin A, you’re bound to love this fall treat! My family loved it so much that we made it twice in one weekend! 

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Serves 6

Ingredients arena fitness, food, food for fitness, recipe of the week, chili, turkey chili

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped

  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey

  • 1 can diced tomatoes, with their liquid

  • 1 can pumpkin purée

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained


Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeños and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add turkey and cook until browned. Add tomatoes, pumpkin, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and add beans. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes more. Ladle chili into bowls and serve. 


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