Fall Harvest Chili

The pumpkin, butternut squash, and apple in this chili recipe give the perfect amount of fall flavors without too much sweetness.  This is a hearty, thick chili that is perfect for Halloween night and any fall potluck.  However, I’ll definitely be making this recipe through fall and winter.  It’s that good!

Heather shared this recipe a few years ago and it’s a new favorite.  This batch is bigger batch than the original recipe, so  I added a can of tomato sauce so it won’t get too dry.


3 jars Trader Joe’s Fall Harvest Salsa

2.5 – 3 pounds of ground turkey

2 cups chopped white onion

8 ozs. tomato sauce

2 cans canellini beans, rinsed and drained

Brown the turkey and drain off the excess fat.  Put all of the ingredients in a crockpot on low for two to three hours.  Or you can simmer on the stove on low for 20 – 30 minutes.

Serve with a side of sour cream and corn scoops, tortilla chips, or cornbread.  I’ve tried it with all three!  Now you’re ready for potluck time!

Stuffed Turkey Loaf

This loaf has a savory combination of turkey, apples, and vegetables.  Joyce shared this Weight Watcher’s recipe.

1 T and 1 tsp margarine

2 small granny smith apples, cored, pared, and diced

1/2 cup shredded carrot

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper

13 oz. ground turkey

2 eggs, beaten

4 slices white bread, cubed

1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt

1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning

Heat margarine in a skillet.  Saute’ and stir apples and vegetables until apples are soft.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.  Transfer turkey mixture to pan.  Smooth top and bake at 375 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes or until firm.