One Pot Butternut Squash Chili

One Pot Butternut Squash Chili – Butternut Squash Recipe | Healthy Eats by Jennie

Looking for a delicious Butternut Squash Recipe? This Butternut Squash Recipe has it all – spicy, hearty with a touch of sweet with the Butternut Squash. Butternut Squash is such a fun veggie to use, it tastes great roasted, and is amazing in chili. It will leave your tummy warm and happy! While it is tasty by itself, you can try some fun toppings on it such as avocado, fresh salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips, etc. It is also fun to eat it with toasted corn tortillas or some crusty bread. What is great about this dish is that it can be made in one pot!

One Pot Butternut Squash Chili

Looking for a delicious Butternut Squash Recipe? This Butternut Squash Recipe has it all – spicy, hearty with a touch of sweet with the Butternut Squash.
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Comfort food, Mexican, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Butternut Squash Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cups celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups butternut squash diced
  • 1/2 teas salt
  • 1/2 teas black pepper
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15.5 oz can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 4.5 oz can chopped green chilis
  • 3 T chili powder
  • 2 teas coriander
  • 2 teas cumin
  • 1/2 teas oregano
  • 2 teas chipotle pepper paste
  • 1/3 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 6 cloves of garlic

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat in Dutch oven or pot, with the olive oil, sauté peppers, onions, carrots, celery, salt and black pepper for 10 minutes.

  2. Turn down heat to medium, add garlic and sauté for 1 minute more.

  3. Add all remaining ingredients; stir, turn up heat to high and bring to a boil.

  4. Then turn down to medium and let simmer covered for 40 minutes.

  5. Stir, serve and top with toppings (if desired).

Recipe Notes

Fun toppings / accompaniments include avocado, fresh salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, hot sauce, tortilla chips, toasted corn tortillas, crusty bread, etc. 

You can make this on a food prep Sunday so that it is easy to heat up for dinners or lunches throughout the week. This also freezes nicely, so it is a great freezer meal.

If you are looking for other one pot meals, check out some of my other one pot recipes: One Pot – Mexican Fajita Quinoa Soup, One Pot Farro Tuscan Veggie Soup, One Pot – Quinoa White Bean and Greens Soup.

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2 thoughts on “One Pot Butternut Squash Chili”

  1. Butternut squash brings that sweet and nutty flavour to balance out the acidity of the tomato while also adding bulk to the chili. It brings it’s own health benefits as well, being a good source of fibre, potassium, and vitamins C, A, and E.

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