Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

6 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 2 Comments

Since canceling my CSA membership I’ve been trying to visit a local farm store for every other grocery shopping trip. This way I’m buying a bit more locally while reducing the amount of processed food in the house because it just isn’t available at those places.

The farm store near me is great for not only produce but poultry. They offer all sorts of cuts and have fresh ground turkey breast and thigh. Last week I decided to give the ground turkey thigh a try as it’s more than a dollar cheaper then the breast.

Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash ChiliIt’s awesome!

Ryan was home so I made him a turkey burger and used the rest for a chili idea. He prefers beef like his dad, but said it was more moist than your typical turkey burger. I really enjoyed the thigh as a chili base. It worked perfectly.

Here’s what I did…

  • 12 oz ground turkey thigh
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • About 1 and 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash (I used just over 200g)
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 (14.5oz) can petite diced tomatoes

Brown the turkey with the onion and the butternut squash.

Add the cumin, cilantro, chili powder, salt and red pepper.

Once the turkey is cooked through, add the tomatoes and lower to a simmer. Cook until the butternut squash is tender and you’re done!

Bowl of Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili

I topped with avocado, of course!

Ground Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili topped with avocado

I could make dishes like this every day! I just wish I could get the family on board.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 1 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
235 12g 3g old: 5 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 3g 16g 17g

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    April 12, 2015

    I couldn't find Ground thigh turkey at Target, would regular ground turkey work?


      April 15, 2015

      Yes! I think any ground meat would work.