Meal Prep Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

This chili meal prep comes together in the slow cooker and fills your house with warm and comforting Whole30 vibes!

Have you ever had pumpkin chili? It's a great way to use that can of pumpkin puree you bought months ago. Maybe you thought you were going to make pumpkin bread one day. And so maybe that can is lingering in the back of your pantry? (Maybe it's just me...)

Whatever the case, this pumpkin chili meal prep is a healthy recipe made easy; it's a mostly hands-off thanks to the trusty slow cooker. It also makes for a comforting Whole30 meal!

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

This Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep recipe is not only easy, but packed with the best sweet and spicy flavors of fall. It is whole30, gluten-free, and has more than 30 grams of protein. Yes!

This super filling recipe is loaded with grass-fed ground beef, pumpkin, tomatoes, and veggies. It's an ideal lunch to take with you to work; it'll warm you on a cool fall day.

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep Ingredients

  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef (or ground meat of choice)
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 3 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley, plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

How to Make Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

This is literally a set-it-and-forget-it kind of meal. Well, not forget it entirely; the slow cooker keeps track of time for you. But you don't have to do anything here to prep other than add everything to the cooker, close the lid, set the timer, and then walk away.

How to Serve Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

This recipe, like most on here, works well for both lunch or dinner. And if you are following a Whole30 diet, it could even work for breakfast!

Want to up the protein and flavor? Top this hearty chili with a cracked egg for a creamy addition! Trust us, it'sincredible!

If you're eating carbs, a good crusty loaf of bread is awesome with this. If you're following Whole30, we apologize for that last sentence.

How to Store Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

If you know chili, you know it's best the day after. And the day after that. This will keep in the fridge, all prepped and ready, for up to 5 days. And the beauty of it? You can also freeze this for up to 3 or 4 months. You know the drill for reheating: in the microwave, on the stove top, or in the fridge overnight.

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

Substitutions and Alterations

Canned sweet potato works great here, too. Sometimes canned pumpkin can be hard to find.

Feel free to use ground turkey, chicken, or pork if desired, or a combination of ground meats for a different flavor.

We really like to add a sprinkling of chopped fresh parsley on top of this chili. Cilantro would work, too.

READ MORE: Make this White Chicken Chili or this 10-Minute Chili Meal Prep!

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep Recipe

Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

Pumpkin Chili made easy in a crockpot. Slow cooked to perfection for a hearty, warm and comforting Whole30 meal!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 main dishes
Calories: 453kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 15oz can pure pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup green pepper diced
  • 1 cup white onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley plus additional for garnish
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • With a spatula break up the meat and stir the ingredients to distribute evenly.
  • Cover and cook on low 6 hours or high 3 hours.
  • Remove from the slow cooker and serve immediately garnished with parsley or divide into meal prep containers for the week.


Nutrition for 1 out of 4 servings:
35g Protein, 31g Carbs, 21g Fat
*This recipe will freeze well for up to 6 weeks


Serving: 1meal | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g
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Meal Prep Idea: Crockpot Pumpkin Chili Meal Prep

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