Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili

This creamy soup is perfect for fall! Warm flavors of cumin and pumpkin pie spice meet the sweetness of pumpkin puree and maple syrup. This recipe comes to us from Jodi of Create Kids Club.

Makes 8 servings

Cooking Tip of the Week: Check the label of your canned pumpkin carefully. You want pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling!

Food for Thought: Great Northern beans are a type of white bean. Other types of white beans include cannellini beans and navy beans (even though navy is a shade of blue!) Cannellini beans are the largest type of white bean and they are very soft. Navy beans are the smallest and Great Northern beans are medium-sized and more firm than the other two types. They can all generally be swapped for each other in recipes.

Family Dinner Conversation Starter: Talk about a time when you needed to be brave.

Directions:

Adult: Heat olive oil in medium sized sauté pan.  Sauté onions and peppers until translucent, about 4 minutes.

Adult: Add sautéed onions and peppers to crockpot.

Together: To crockpot add all ingredients except the cream cheese.

Together: Cook 2-3 hours on high, or 7-8 hours on low.

Together: Before serving, stir in cream cheese until melted.

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