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Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Pumpkin Chili (Packed with Fiber and Protein)

Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans and Chickpeas is a great alternative to a regular chili recipe!  It makes a perfect Autumn recipe, especially during the holiday season. This healthy recipe is packed with fiber and protein.   It makes an excellent recipe to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 321 kcal
Author Julia


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree from the can or homemade
  • 1 cup tomatoes from the can
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 15 oz black beans (425 g), from the can
  • 7.5 oz garbanzo beans (212 g), from the can
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder (start with half the amount, and add more, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (start with 1 tablespoon, and add more, to taste)
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot or skillet, cook chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes on medium heat until soft.

  2. Add pumpkin, canned tomatoes (chop them up into smaller chunks), vegetable stock (or water), black beans and garbanzo beans. 

  3. Add half the cumin and half the chili powder, stir everything well, and season with salt and pepper. 

  4. Taste your chili, season some more with salt and pepper if needed. 

  5. Add the remaining cumin (or more) and remaining chili powder (or more), if desired. 

  6. Bring to boil, make sure to stir all ingredients well together to combine flavors and spices. 

  7. Reduce to simmer and cook for 20 minutes on simmer.

  8. Serve in soup bowls, garnished with chopped green onion.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Chili (Packed with Fiber and Protein)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 903mg26%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 11185IU224%
Vitamin C 11.3mg14%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 6.5mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.