Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

(from kylerhea’s recipe box)

Via Slow Cooker from Scratch


Serves 9 people

Categories: Chili, Crockpot, February2012, Ground turkey, Healthy, Main Dish, Slow cooker, Turkey


  • cooking spray (I use 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) of white northern or navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 4.5 oz canned chopped green chile
  • 2 cups low sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • fat free sour cream for topping (optional)
  • chopped cilantro and chives for topping (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large heavy saute pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil. Add meat and cook, breaking it up until white, about 5 minutes. Add to crock pot.

  2. Add oil to the saute pan, then onions, garlic, saut̩ about 3 Р4 minutes; add cumin and saut̩ another minute.

  3. Add to crock pot. Add beans, pumpkin puree, green chilis, broth, chili powder, oregano, and bay leaves. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

  4. Remove bay leaves and adjust seasoning to taste before serving. Enjoy!

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