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close up shot of a bowl with turkey chili, studded with cubed butternut squash, tomatoes, and a garnish of sour cream.

Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash is a seasonal recipe that includes ground turkey, cubed butternut squash, black beans, onions, and bell peppers.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, American/Southwest
Servings: 10
Calories: 212


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • ½ cup finely diced bell pepper, any color
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 to 4 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, optional
  • Sour cream, for garnish
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro, for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven set over medium-high heat.
  • Add diced onions and diced peppers; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, for about 5 minutes, or until browned.
  • Stir in chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper; cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the tomato paste; continue to stir until well combined.
  • Add the cubed squash and diced tomatoes; stir and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a simmer; lower heat to a steady simmer and continue to cook, uncovered, for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chili has thickened and squash is tender.
  • Stir in the beans and apple cider vinegar and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Taste for salt and adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle chili into bowls.
  • Garnish with sour cream and parsley or cilantro.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 739mg31%
Potassium 827mg24%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 5110IU102%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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