I love a yummy, healthy Fall dinner. Especially one that I can make in the morning before it gets crazy at night and everyone is starving. I typically share Paleo recipes on my blog. Because that is what we eat. Now don’t get me wrong, we do not eat this way 100% of the time. But it is the goal. My kids do eat all the regular things kids eat (i.e.- Nutella!). But I eat really close to Paleo all the time. I just feel my best self. I know it is not for everyone. That is why I am sharing this EASY Paleo Fall Dinner recipe- Paleo Pumpkin Chili AND Paleo Bread! I want to show you that eating Paleo is really basic, easy and probably how most of your dinners look anyways- meat and veggies. Also this is another week of “Taste of the Season” hosted by my friend Ella Claire this week is all about PUMPKIN! So make sure to check out the recipes at the end of this post, grab your pumpkin dessert there!
Pumpkin is actually something I cook with all year long. I don’t just reserve it for the Fall. I added it to our tacos the other night and my husband and kids gobbled them up. When I asked them if they knew pumpkin was in them they said “no…but why did you feel the need to add it?” ha! Well I used it to thicken up the mixture and also pumpkin as so many health benefits not to mention another veggie so why not!
Pumpkin is really good for your heart health. It has a lot off fiber, potassium and vitamin C! All the more reason to love Fall and pumpkin.
I actually went to a chili cooking class years ago. I think the teacher made 6 different chili recipes. My favorite was the Pumpkin Chili and it was a favorite of everyone I went with.
I make it all the time so I thought I would share it. I changed it a little bit to fit our taste buds and adjusted it to be a Paleo Dinner!
Paleo Pumpkin Chili
- 1 large onion
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 cups chopped carrots (or you can do a can of black beans if not Paleo)
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 7 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 tbs cumin
- 2-3 tbs chili powder
- 2 tbs coconut sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large frying pan on medium heat, sauté the ground meat until thoroughly browned. Place in crockpot. In the same pan, sauté onions until translucent and then place in the crockpot. Add remaining ingredients to the crockpot and stir. Cook on low for at least 8 hours. Garnish with avocado!
Chili in a mug just feels appropriate and extra cozy. Especially if you get an initial mug for everyone in your family. (Find my mugs HERE).
I like to serve chili with chips or homemade bread. I typically make our “Artisan Bread” EASIEST bread recipe HERE. But if you are a Paleo eater or want an easy Gluten-Free Bread recipe, then you need to try this one below. It turned out SO good and was really easy and quick to make. Everyone liked it, especially me. I found the recipe from Nurture My Gut– THIS post.
Paleo Bread Recipe
- 2 cups almond flour (I only ever order mine online HERE)
- 2 tbsp psyllium husks powder (I ordered mine HERE)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 5 eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease typical bread pan (8″x4″). In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients then add to the dry ingredients. Pour into bread pan and bake for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean). Allow time to cool before cutting.
Let me know if you try this recipe or what your favorite pumpkin recipe is! You can find all my other Paleo Recipes HERE.
Also my favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe you can find HERE– seriously I make this WEEKLY and it is the best bread ever- Paleo too!
Make sure to check out all the amazing PUMPKIN recipes shared by some pretty talented people below…
Pumpkin Custard Pie with Gingersnap Crust by Ella Claire | Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bread by Nest of Posies | Pumpkin Creme Brûlée by Maison de Pax | Pumpkin Cake with Creme Cheese Frosting by Dear Lillie | Pumpkin Tomato and Bacon Soup by Craftberry Bush
Spiced Pumpkin Pancakes by Boxwood Avenue | Paleo Pumpkin Chili by Nesting with Grace | Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies by anderson + grant | Pumpkin Baked Brie en Croute by French Country Cotage | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies by A Burst of Beautiful | Maple Glazed Pumpkin Hand Pies by Love Grows Wild | Pumpkin Patch Muffins by House 214 | Pumpkin Maple Pancakes by Finding Home Farms | Miniature Pumpkin Tarts by Zevy Joy
Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Miss Mustard Seed | Pumpkin Toffee Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting by My Sweet Savannah | Pumpkin Pan Pie by Inspired by Charm