Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili


This is a delicious, filling chili. Serve topped with sour cream and tortilla chips!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 cups


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound ground turkey breast

  • 1 pound butternut squash - peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch dice

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can white hominy, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes, then add the turkey, and stir until crumbly and no longer pink.

  2. Add the butternut squash, chicken broth, green chilies, tomatoes, kidney beans, hominy, and tomato sauce; season with chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

    close up view of Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili garnished with green onions and sour cream in a maroon bowl, next to crackers and mini pumpkins
    Jamie Justice Yost

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

165 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 165
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 709mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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