Best-ever Pumpkin Chili recipe

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Pumpkin Chili is the ultimate fall dish; it’s hearty, comforting, and has just a touch of delicious pumpkin flavor. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine America
Keyword chili, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 372kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Pumpkin seeds shelled and roasted


  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic to pot. Sauté until onions turn opaque and begin to brown on edges, about 4 minutes. Add ground beef, and using back of wooden spoon break meat apart into chunks. Cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes.
    Step 1 - How to Make Pumpkin Chili
  • Add taco seasoning and chili powder. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in pumpkin, tomatoes, black beans, water, salt, and pepper. Increase the temperature to medium-high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with sour cream, cheese, and pumpkin seeds. Serve.
    Step 2 - How to Make Pumpkin Chili


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 1301mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 18745IU | Vitamin C: 73.2mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 7.9mg