Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!

Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!

A perfect fall chili made with pumpkin puree, ground turkey, white beans, green chili and spices. Top this with chopped fresh cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, or cheddar and serve it with baked chips on the side for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!

I am so happy to share this one with you!!! Not all my crock pot experiments get me excited, but when they do they wind up here on Skinnytaste. The pumpkin is not sweet at all, in fact, if you don’t mention it, no one would even know it’s there but it does add beautiful color and creaminess to the chili and for picky eaters, a great way to sneak in vegetables.

This is pretty mild as far as heat goes, if you want more kick use chipotle chili powder in place of the chili powder and use it according to your taste. Leftovers can be frozen, enjoy!

How To Make Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili

Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!

Turkey Pumpkin White Bean Chili made in the Slow Cooker or Instant Pot!

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Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

A perfect fall chili made with pumpkin puree, ground turkey, white beans, green chili and spices. Top this with chopped fresh cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, or cheddar and serve it with baked chips on the side for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • cooking spray (I used my Misto)
  • 2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 (15 oz cans) white northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree (or homemade)
  • 4.5 oz canned chopped green chile
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth (check labels for GF)
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped cilantro, red onion or chives for topping
  • Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream for topping (optional)

Directions:

  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, about 5 minutes.  Add to crock pot.
  3. Add oil to the saute pan, then onions, garlic, sauté about 3 – 4 minutes; add cumin and sauté another minute. Add to crock pot.
  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!

Instant Pot:

  1. Press saute and lightly spray with oil. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes.  Set aside.
  2. Add oil to the saute pan, then onions, garlic, sauté about 3 – 4 minutes; add cumin and sauté another minute. Return meat to the pot.
  3. Add the beans, pumpkin puree, green chilis, broth, chili powder, oregano, and bay leaves.
  4. Cover and cook on high pressure 25 minutes. Natural release.
  5. Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 6
  • Calories: 272.5 calories
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 499mg
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 32g
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