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Diabetic Recipe: Pumpkin Turkey Chili

This slow cooker recipe makes approximately 8 servings 


  • 1 pound of uncooked ground turkey 
  • One 15 oz can of pumpkin purée
  • One 15 oz can of dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup of low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 chopped medium onion
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

    * Optional: sliced avocado and sour cream


1. In a Crock Pot or slow cooker, combine all of the above ingredients, except for the avocado and sour cream. Cook on high temperature for 6 hours, and stir occasionally.

2. If desired, add sliced avocado and sour cream on top - not included in nutrition facts below.

Nutrition per Serving 

Calories: 270
Protein: 23 g
Total Fat: 3 g  
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Fiber: 15 g 

Recipe submitted by a UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence employee.

It's important to pay attention to serving size. Everyone's dietary needs and restrictions are unique. Check with your diabetes care team about specific questions or concerns.