I’ve made chili a few times, but I’ve never been wow’d enough by it, to actually post a recipe for it.. That is, until now!!! Pumpkin chili seems to be popping up as of lately, everywhere I go, or perhaps I’ve had chili on my mind, and I’ve been attracting it.  Is that possible, to attract chili??

Anyway, since beans are definitely not considered “paleo” or even “primal” for that matter, for obvious reasons.. I mean, after all, they are known to cause some serious inflammation, so that said, making a chili fit for our ancestors, can be a bit of a challenge.

After giving chili some serious thought, after doing lots of chili research, and picking other people’s brains on the topic of chili.. (maybe I am attracting chili) this is “my” masterpiece!

And let me say this, this is one of the BEST, most TASTIEST chili’s you’ll ever have.. And because it’s made with ground turkey meat, it has a really nice, light, and very fresh taste to it, with just the right amount of spice!

I mean, few things scream “tailgate” like a warm bowl of chili, right?? And this recipe is definitely game day worthy!!!


Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Serving Size: 4

Game Day Pumpkin Chili

Game Day Pumpkin Chili


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 3 jalapeno’s
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 can diced tomatoes plus liquid
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 ancho chili pepper powder


  • Add the coconut oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Dice up the onion and toss that in the pot with the melted coconut oil. Saute the onions until they begin to turn translucent then, dice up the bell peppers and toss them into the pot too. Deseed and dice up the jalapeno peppers and add them to the pot along with the minced garlic. Place the ground turkey meat in the pot and break it up using a fork. Add the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and all the seasonings. Bring o a hard boil. Reduce heat, cover it, and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes before serving.


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