Spicy Sausage Pumpkin Chili

Spicy Sausage Pumpkin Chili

After Thanksgiving, I always have a ton of pumpkin to deal with. Usually, I puree and can it. Here's a quick and easy recipe to help use the excess! Top with sour cream and serve with fresh bread.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add sausage; cook, stirring to break up clumps, until juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Stir kidney beans and mushrooms into the skillet. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. Mix in pumpkin until warm, about 2 minutes. Pour in milk. Simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Season with salt; scatter Cheddar cheese on top.