This Slow Cooker (Amazon link) Pumpkin Chili recipe is the perfect way to add a bit of pumpkin to your dinner table! When it comes to the nutritional breakdown, pumpkin packs a huge fiber punch providing 20% of the daily value for fiber. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which helps support healthy vision, proper cell growth, and a strong immune system, and the vibrant color comes from beta-carotene, which may help protect against cancer and help fight inflammation.

 

Recipe and photography courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

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Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2-8hours
Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2-8hours
This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili recipe is the perfect way to add a bit of pumpkin to your dinner table! When it comes to the nutritional breakdown, pumpkin packs a huge fiber punch providing 20% of the daily value for fiber. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which helps support healthy vision, proper cell growth, and a strong immune system, and the vibrant color comes from beta-carotene, which may help protect against cancer and help fight inflammation.   Recipe and photography courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium bell peppers, diced
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Great Northern Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers, and cook 4 minutes, or until translucent. 




  2. Add onions, peppers, pumpkin, tomatoes, broth, beans, maple syrup, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, pumpkin pie spice and pepper to slow cooker. 

  3. Cook 2-3 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low. 


  4. Before serving, stir in cream cheese until melted.
Nutritional Value
Calories: 186 Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 16mg Carbohydrates: 25g Sodium: 391mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 6g Sugar: 9g Calcium: 12% DV Iron: 13% DV
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Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2-8hours
Servings 8 Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 2-8hours
This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili recipe is the perfect way to add a bit of pumpkin to your dinner table! When it comes to the nutritional breakdown, pumpkin packs a huge fiber punch providing 20% of the daily value for fiber. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which helps support healthy vision, proper cell growth, and a strong immune system, and the vibrant color comes from beta-carotene, which may help protect against cancer and help fight inflammation.   Recipe and photography courtesy of Jodi of Create Kids Club.
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium bell peppers, diced
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Great Northern Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
Directions
  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers, and cook 4 minutes, or until translucent. 




  2. Add onions, peppers, pumpkin, tomatoes, broth, beans, maple syrup, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, pumpkin pie spice and pepper to slow cooker. 

  3. Cook 2-3 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low. 


  4. Before serving, stir in cream cheese until melted.
Nutritional Value
Calories: 186 Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 16mg Carbohydrates: 25g Sodium: 391mg Fiber: 6g Protein: 6g Sugar: 9g Calcium: 12% DV Iron: 13% DV

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin ChiliI live in a neighborhood nestled on a hillside. While it’s a small hill, it has enough elevation to have some beautiful views, especially in fall. The color of the trees turning, the crisp cool air, and traditional fall foods make it my favorite time of year.

Fall recipe ideas are endless, and it seems the star of fall recipes is that beautiful orange squash – the pumpkin.

Pumpkin is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be added to boost the nutritional value of many recipes.

While I love making pumpkin breads and muffins, an unexpected way to use pumpkin is in soup. This Pumpkin Chili recipe is the perfect way to add a bit of pumpkin to your dinner table!

Why Pumpkin?

When it comes to the nutritional breakdown, pumpkin packs a huge fiber punch. Just one serving provides 20% of the daily value for fiber.

Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, which helps support healthy vision, proper cell growth, and a strong immune system. The vibrant color of pumpkin comes from the carotenoid, beta-carotene. Beta-carotene has been the focus of much health research, with current evidence suggesting it may help protect against cancer and help fight inflammation.

I will be the first to admit, I wasn’t sure how my kids would like this recipe. My goal was to develop a vegetarian chili recipe that could cook all day in the crockpot. I wanted to try making my own version of pumpkin chili and got to work. The result was far better than I ever expected.

My kids ended up loving this soup. They kept commenting on how good this creamy chili was. I must admit, I may have left out the fact that there was pumpkin in their soup. I’ll save that for next time…

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2-8 hours

Serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium pepper, diced
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can Great Northern Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 oz. cream cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onions and peppers, and cook 4 minutes, or until translucent.
  2. Add onions, peppers, pumpkin, tomatoes, broth, beans, maple syrup, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt, pumpkin pie spice and pepper to slow cooker (Amazon link).
  3. Cook 2-3 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low.
  4. Before serving, stir in cream cheese until melted.

Recipe Notes:

  • Garnish with shredded cheese, green onions, or sour cream.

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