Crock-Pot Black & White Pumpkin Chili

Crock-Pot Black & White Pumpkin Chili

Guys, I’m so glad that fall is in full swing. I love everything about the season, especially the cool, crisp weather and beautiful foliage. And, of course, I love all of the comfort food and deliciousness that goes along with it.

Now that we’re nearing the colder months of the year, it’s truly the perfect time to break out the crock-pot and make a big ol’ batch of chili. Am I right? And even better than traditional chili? Pumpkin chili. Ooooh, yes. You know how I love all things pumpkin! ? And this recipe couldn’t be easier: Just set it and forget it!

crockpot pumpkin chili

This Crock-Pot Black & White Pumpkin Chili combines the best of both worlds: Savory chili flavors with pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. Neither the chili or pumpkin is especially overpowering, but, instead, the two form a well-balanced, blended flavor. It’s definitely a fall-inspired meal that will fill you up and leave a smile on your face. I hope you love it as much as I do! ?



  • 1.5 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) white beans
  • 1 can (14.z oz) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic & onions
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions: Combine ingredients in crock-pot. (Break up meat with wooden spoon.) Cook on high for 4 hours. Serve immediately or freeze for future use. <– Makes an excellent quickie freezer meal!

Makes approximately 5 cups


  1. FallonOctober 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    Reply Thanks for another chili recipe! I love crockpot recipes, quick and easy! I was wondering why you used olive oil over coconut oil in this recipe?

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious


    October 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm
    Reply Coconut oil would probably work too! ????

  3. Steph M.October 24, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    Reply YUM!! I love how easy this is. Thank you!!

  4. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    October 24, 2016 at 3:12 pm
    Reply Sadly, there’s no fall in Arizona yet. It was 98 here this weekend. Ugh…dying of heat and dying for fall food. I want pumpkin in chili! Love the addition of marinara in this recipe. I’ll have to try that.

  5. MollyOctober 24, 2016 at 3:23 pm
    Reply Do you think I could add ground turkey to this recipe?

  6. rachel @ athleticavocado


    October 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm
    Reply This is exactly why I stock up on organic cans of pumpkin like a crazy person! Yum!

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