This healthy vegetarian chili has a fragrant touch of cinnamon for added flavor. Let diners top it with whatever suits their taste.

Danielle Centoni
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Soup Cookbook


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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add carrot and continue cooking, stirring often, until the vegetables are soft, 4 to 5 minutes more. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  • Stir in broth, scraping up any browned bits, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add pumpkin (or squash), tomatoes, beans, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt and cayenne (if using). Cover and return to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, until the pumpkin (or squash) is tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Serve garnished with onion, jalapeños, cheese and/or pepitas, if desired.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days; freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; protein 13.9g 28% DV; carbohydrates 49.4g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 16.5g 66% DV; sugars 10.1g; fat 2.8g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 11331.6IU 227% DV; vitamin c 23.6mg 39% DV; folate 31.1mcg 8% DV; calcium 163.3mg 16% DV; iron 5.7mg 32% DV; magnesium 82.7mg 30% DV; potassium 1073.3mg 30% DV; sodium 508.8mg 20% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious. I added sliced turkey sausage and corn...passed on the carrots...used pinto black and cannellini beans...and garnished with green onion and hulled pumpkin seeds. My seven-year-old nephew loved it so much he drew me a picture of it and he s an incredibly picky eater. I love it. Cheers! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It is so tasty - I just love it. What a great recipe. Read More
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Love the combination of flavors! I added extra broccoli and cauliflower florets as well as mushrooms and celery. So super delicious and so good for me too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This has become my go to vegetarian chili. Very flavorful and 1/2 serving is more than satisfying in both flavor and satiety Read More