I love turkey chili with pumpkin because it’s a great way to get more of those Thanksgiving flavors, in a simple one-pot meal. This recipe is also incredibly easy to adapt to your own tastes!
While I modeled this after traditional chili and used ground turkey, you could easily make this a Thanksgiving leftover one-pot meal by sautéing the diced vegetables, then tossing in shredded leftover turkey and the rest of the ingredients.
I used poblanos and smoky chipotle peppers, but you could easily sub-in jalapeños or if you’re really adventurous, habaneros!
Make this recipe year-round by subbing in butternut squash instead of pumpkin puree. I like to dice it, roast it, and mix it in at the end.
Turkey chili with pumpkin is also a great slow cooker meal! Just follow the recipe as usual and instead of simmering for 30 minutes, add the chili to a crock pot and cook on low for up to four hours.
So if you’re looking for something to do with that Thanksgiving leftover turkey and canned pumpkin, look no further than this Turkey Chili with Pumpkin, Tomato and Spinach recipe!