"In the wintertime, I crave stick-to-your-ribs food. This chili is comforting and full of nutrients."
Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian
Butternut Squash Chili
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 25 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat, 1 minute. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 more minute. Pour in the wine and let bubble 1 minute, stirring and scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.

Add the butternut squash, beans, tomatoes and their juice, salsa, 1 cup water, the chili powder, cumin, cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne, if using. Bring the chili to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash is tender and the chili begins to thicken, about 1 hour. (If the soup looks too thick while cooking, add up to 1 cup more water.) Serve topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some avocado cubes.

Cook's Note: If you're using dried beans, soak in water overnight, then simmer until just tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours (or cook 4 to 5 hours in a slow cooker on high).

Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Butternut Squash

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Butternut Squash

Recipe courtesy of Sandra Lee

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Soup With Chicken Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup

Recipe courtesy of Dave Lieberman

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Curry Condiments

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking