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Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili

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This Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili is loaded with flavorful spices, colorful veggies and beans. Sautéed onions, peppers, jalapeño and sweet potatoes are seasoned with a blend of warm spices and simmer in a pumpkin and fire-roasted tomato sauce.
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, healthy, low carb, meatless, pumpkin, pumpkin chili, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 100
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 teaspoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow pepper diced
  • 1 large jalapeño seeded and diced (for less heat)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans mixed beans (red kidney, pinto and black)
  • 1 (13 ounce) sweet potato peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a dutch oven (or large, deep pan) add olive oil, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno and garlic. Season with 1 teaspoon kosher salt and sauté over medium to medium-low for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender.
  • Once soft, add chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder and cinnamon. Stir and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour in broth and add in crushed tomatoes, pumpkin purée, beans and sweet potato. Stir, cover and simmer over low for 1 hour or until sweet potato is fork tender. The time will depend on how small or big your pieced of sweet potato are.
  • Taste and season with more salt if desired (I added another 1-1/2 teaspoons) and black pepper.
  • Stir and ladle chili into bowls, garnish with desired toppings and serve.


Serving: 1heaping cup | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 339mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g