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Pumpkin Spice Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Spice Turkey Chili

This pumpkin spice turkey chili is savory, hearty, healthy and both classic and unique. It's also bean-free and features both pumpkin and butternut squash. It's a great recipe to have on repeat in the fall!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free
Keyword chili, pumpkin spice, turkey chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil, grass-fed butter or ghee
  • 2 lb lean ground turkey (ground beef works too)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced into 1/2-1" pieces
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 26.5 oz chopped tomatoes (a 28 oz can works too)
  • 4 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups good-quality chicken broth (or more if you want a thinner chili)
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 10 oz frozen or fresh spinach

Optional toppings:

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado


  1. Heat avocado oil in a large pot over medium heat. Then, add the onion and garlic, and sauté a couple minutes. Next, add the ground turkey and season to taste with sea salt and black pepper. Continue to cook 7-10 minutes, until ground turkey is browned.

  2. Once meat is browned, add the butternut squash, pumpkin puree, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, raw honey and broth. Stir well and then add the chili powder, cumin, pumpkin pie spice, turmeric, and more sea salt and black pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 15 minutes or until squash is tender.

  3. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Then, stir in the spinach and cook another 2-3 minutes. Serve with fresh cilantro and avocado slices, if desired.

Recipe Notes

I used this brand of chopped tomatoes, which comes in a 26.46 oz box (rounded up to 26.5 in ingredient list). A 28 oz can is fine too. Also, I like this brand of pumpkin pie spice, but you can easily make your own too.