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Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash Noodles


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced,
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups butternut squash noodles
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Sliced scallions, for serving


Add the oil to a Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat; heat until shimmering. Add the celery, onion and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and browned around the edges, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until the garlic and spices become fragrant and the tomato paste begins to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the turkey, breaking it up with the back of a wooden spoon. Season with another 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Return the heat to medium high and cook, stirring occasionally, until the turkey is cooked through and starting to brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the tomatoes, beans and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the chili is thickened, about 30 minutes. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

Stir in the squash noodles and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of scallions.

Original article: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/turkey-chili-with-butternut-squash-noodles-5532959