Butternut Squash Chili Recipe: A Hearty, Wholesome & Easy Vegetable & Meat Chili Recipe by 30Seconds Food

Soups Dinner Beef
2 months ago
Butternut Squash Chili Recipe: A Hearty, Wholesome & Easy Vegetable & Meat Chili Recipe

"This butternut squash chili gives butternut squash lovers a reason to make and eat chili tonight!" says Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog, Clean Food Crush®. "Most of these ingredients are probably in your pantry right now, and if not then please note that this recipe is very flexible and forgiving, so add whatever you have on hand, and I’m betting you’ll love your results."

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey or grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large yellow or red onion, diced
  • 2 large green bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 cans  (15 ounces each) kidney beanschili beans and/or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 cup low-sodium bone broth (chicken, vegetable or beef) 
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and diced (about 4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, sliced jalapenos, red onion, shredded cheese, Greek yogurt, lime wedges 

Here's how to make it: 

Heat oil in large pot oven over medium-high heat. Add in ground meat and cook, stirring while crumbling, until no longer pink, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain grease if it's excessive.

Stir in all spices, diced bell pepper, garlic and onion. Continue cooking until the meat has browned and the onion has softened.

Add in the beans, tomatoes, broth and butternut squash. Cover with a lid and cook on low heat for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Garnish with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Note: You can cook your meat as described above, then combine all ingredients in your slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

Photos: Clean Food Crush

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

One-Pot Goulash Recipe: This Easy Sweet Potato Goulash Recipe Will Make You Find Your Soup Pot STAT

Best Butternut Squash Hummus Recipe: This Creamy Butternut Squash Hummus Is a Fall Favorite

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage Recipe: This 3-Ingredient Butternut Squash Recipe Is How to Fall

Hearty Beef & Bean Chili Recipe: A Slow-cooker Ground Beef Chili Recipe That's Budget Friendly

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
OMG, I'm a chili addict, and this recipe looks so healthy and delicious. I can't wait to make this! #yum
Wow, pretty perfect...

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Simple Fried Chicken Recipe: The Best Recipe for Classic Skillet-fried Chicken

Baked Ham Recipe With Pineapple: Skip the Expensive Honey-Baked Ham & Try This No-Fail Holiday Ham Recipe

Quick Chicken & Vegetables Recipe With Pasta: This Easy Chicken Recipe Puts a Twist on Asian Stir-frys

Easy German Sauerbraten Recipe: This Classic Sauerbraten Recipe Is Comfort Food German Style

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!