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Easy Paleo Pumpkin Chili

Easy Paleo Pumpkin Chili

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: chili
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This easy paleo pumpkin chili is packed full of flavour & also incredibly versatile. It is Whole-30 approved, low-carb & has some added fibre from the pumpkin purée hidden in this recipe! This whole meal is ready in under 30 minutes & makes for perfect leftovers too!


  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey, chicken etc. You can also sub this out for chickpea or black beans for a vegetarian option)
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 2 bell peppers, diced (I used orange & red)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 128 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 cups chicken broth (use vegetable broth for a vegetarian option)
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pink salt (more to taste if desired)
  • Black pepper to taste (I used about 1 tsp)
  • 1/41/2 tsp cayenne (optional)
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup or coconut sugar (optional, for a little sweetness)


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat add the ground beef (or meat of choice) & cook through. Drain & set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan over medium heat add the oil, bell peppers, red onion, & garlic. Saute until fragrant & the onion is slightly translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the pumpkin puree, broth, spices & sweetener if using.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, add the prepared beef & allow the chili to cook on low for about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat, let cool slightly & serve.
  6. You can add any desired toppings such as parsley, cilantro, sliced jalapeños, avocado or any toppings of choice, & enjoy!


*I haven’t tried cooking this in an instant pot or crock pot however, I left a few suggestions above in the write up, but if you try it using one of these methods, please leave a comment about what you did & how you got along so others can learn from your experience if they are interested.

Keywords: chili, pumpkin