Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili is the perfect fall meal. This recipe is easy to prepare.  Just simply add in some of your fall favorite vegetables and let your slow cooker do the work.  The results will warm you from the inside out!

Slow Cooker Chili is perfect served with cornbread and this butternut squash version is no exception!  Any kind of bread or even homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are perfect for dipping and dunking!

Crockpot Butternut Squash Chili In Soup Bowl

Butternut Squash Greatness

My favorite winter vegetable is butternut squash. It’s got a great texture, a sweet taste, and is pretty versatile. You can eat it roasted in salads (with amazing warm apple cider vinaigrette), pasta, of course butternut squash soup… Yeah, it’s pretty awesome. Lately, I’ve been enjoying it in this veggie packed sweet and flavorful Butternut Squash Chili.

This warming chili is loaded with all kinds of veggies and has lots of flavor!

Butternut Squash Chili Ingredients In Slow Cooker

A Healthy Chili Option

Traditional chili is a fall/winter must but sometimes you don’t want something so heavy. Of maybe you’re a vegetarian/vegan or cooking for one. This chili is perfect! The comforting and full of so many yummy flavors from all the various veggies. The butternut squash adds a sweet flavor that will make you come back for a second bowl.

Adding lots of veggies makes this chili healthy and delicious! If you’d like to add in extra protein, chicken breasts can be added in (just like I add in my Slow Cooker Chicken Chili) and shredded before serving or you can use ground turkey as well.

Healthy Spoonful Of Chili With Butternut Squash

Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

I don’t know about you, but the cold weather just makes me want to sit on the couch and cuddle with my kiddos. In other words, I get lazy and don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

It’s great when a recipe tastes good but it’s a bonus when it’s basically effortless. For this Butternut Squash Chili, all you have to do is cut up the veggies and toss them all in the Crock-Pot. Let the slow cooker do all the work and after 4 hours you’ll be enjoying a healthy meal that will warm you up from the inside out. And with how many treats and candy we’ll all be eating this fall/winter we could all use a good nourishing meal. Ya know, just to balance things out.

Butternut Squash Soup Cooking In Slow Cooker

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Let your slow cooker do the work this fall and enjoy this healthy, comforting, and sweet Butternut Squash Chili.
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
 
Author: Garnish & Glaze
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker butternut squash chili

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili is the perfect fall meal. This recipe is easy to prepare.  Just simply add in some of your fall favorite vegetables and let your slow cooker do the work.  The results will warm you from the inside out!

Ingredients
For the Chili:
  • 1 (1.5 pound) butternut squash, peeled, cut into half inch pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 can great northern beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper , diced
  • 1 poblano pepper (or green bell), diced
  • 1 sweet onion , diced
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
For the Toppings:
  • Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Chips
  • Cheese
Instructions
  1. Place all chili ingredients in the slow cooker, mix, and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until butternut squash is tender.
  2. Serve with desired toppings.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 72, Sodium: 286mg, Potassium: 517mg, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 212.7%, Vitamin C: 70.7%, Calcium: 6.7%, Iron: 7.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Butternut Squash Chili is the perfect fall meal. Let your slow cooker do the work this fall and enjoy this healthy, comforting, and sweet Butternut Squash Chili.
Butternut Squash Chili is the perfect fall meal. Let your slow cooker do the work this fall and enjoy this healthy, comforting, and sweet Butternut Squash Chili.

Melanie

Melanie is a Midwest girl currently living in Nebraska with her husband and daughters. She started rubbing elbows with her mom in the kitchen as soon as she discovered she could lick the bowl clean. She loves spending time in the kitchen creating healthy dinners and indulgent desserts for her family and friends. You can visit Melanie on her blog: Garnish & Glaze.

8 comments on “Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili”

  1. Totally Awesome! I did not bother to cut the Squash into squares but after using a potato peeler I used a Meat Cleaver to cut the Butternut Squash into slim circle shapes. After cooking for a while, I did find that the Butternut Squash circles easily broke into two with just a spoon. Before cooking it was so picturesque that I share pictures of it on my email, facebook, and Twitter. It tasted so good. A thousand thanks.

  2. I made this and added cayenne pepper, 1/3 cup quinoa and a sprig of fresh rosemary and some coriander! Sooooo delicious!

  3. how many ounces for the can of tomatoes?! thanks! this looks awesome

  4. Do you know if this butternut chili could be frozen?Same goes for chicken chili and pumpkin soup. I like to make these kinds of things and freeze for another dinner or lunch. Thanks

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