Cooking, Recipes

Curried Turkey Pumpkin Chili

curried pumpkin chili

First of all, my photo does not do this recipe justice. I forgot to get a photo of mine before I started eating it, so this heavily tortilla chipped version is a quick snap of my husband’s bowl. This is SO easy

I used frozen ground turkey and just dumped everything in and stirred. Once the turkey started to thaw, I crumbled it up with a wooden spatula and let it continue to cook.


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can pumpkin purée
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 15oz can white beans, rinsed and drained


Dump everything in the crockpot on low. Let the turkey cook a little, then crumble up into pieces. Alternatively, you can precook the turkey in a pan and add cooked, crumbled turkey to the crockpot and cook for less time. Mine cooked about 6 hours.


Thanksgiving Menu

I love when all my home magazines show up in October with Thanksgiving recipes and table settings. I totally live for the holidays, and I LOVE to cook and entertain (especially now that we updated our kitchen!). This year, I have the privilege of hosting the holiday for my side of the family. We are cooking a turkey all by ourselves and I am totally freaking out. Well, technically we are smoking a turkey and technically it’s only a turkey breast and not the whole bird – but still… Also, my parents are bringing a backup. They have a rotisserie grill and are going to do a bird and bring it over so we can have 2 options and (hopefully) TONS of leftovers!

I got a lot of my menu ideas from this season’s Southern Living. I love how fancy the recipes look, but they’re really pretty easy to do. Also, I am stoked that my Green bean casserole is all fresh – no can. (Except I am using those crunchy onions from the container. Those things are life).

I’m hungry already! Happy Thanksgiving week!