Creamy Pumpkin Chili (Keto, Paleo, Nightshade Free)


Although the weather isn’t cooling off around here, I have still been really into soup lately. This keto pumpkin chili really hit the spot. I think it’s the bone broth and the warm spiced. They make my me feel nourished and whole.

Other Reasons For Soup

In Chinese medicine my autoimmune issues are often refered to as dampness. Which is realted to cold things. I’ve been told by my accupunturist to never eat cold food. In all honesty, I don’t follow that rule, I love salads and smoothies… however, during my period each month, I really CRAVE hot soup… despite the 87F blazing outside (thank goodness for AC).

The Good Stuff

Soups by nature have healing properties, this of course comes from the bone broth, the simmering of ingredients, the love and care put into it. Hydrating and nourishing, and let’s not forget the comforting factor. Placebo effect or not, a hot bowl of goodness is calling me name! This nightshade free, keto chili uses bone broth as the base, organic pumpkin to thicken and avocado oil mayo for creaminess. So much goodness!

This Chili

Comes together really quickly! Lot’s of sauteing on the front end, not too much liquid and 15 minutes of simmering is all this bad boy needs. You can always make it in your Instant Pot too!

The Ingredients

For the beef I used Five Mary’s Farm Grass Fed Ground Beef. They sent me a box last week, and it’s official, I need to be adopted by this awesome farming family!

I like this organic pumpkin, it comes in a box which is cool!

If I’m not using homemade bone broth, I’m using Bonafide Provisions. I love their beef broth and always find it in the freezer section of my Whole Foods.

Same with the homemade mayo…I often keep this recipe is stock, but if I’m out, I’m using Primal Kitchen Mayo!


Creamy Pumpkin Chili
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
399 calories
13 g
84 g
29 g
22 g
10 g
271 g
990 g
8 g
1 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 399
Calories from Fat 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 84mg
Sodium 990mg
Total Carbohydrates 13g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tablespoon grass fed butter or ghee
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 3 radishes, diced
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 4 celery leaf stalk, diced
  6. 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  7. 1 teaspoon garam masala
  8. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  9. 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  10. 1 pound ground beef
  11. ½ cup pumpkin puree
  12. 1 cup bone broth
  13. ¼ cup mayo
  14. 2 tablespoons coconut cream
  15. ¼ cup minced cilantro
  1. Heat a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Melt the butter then add in the onion, radishes, garlic and celery. Sauté, stirring often until the onion is translucent and aromatic, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add in the seasonings and mix well until they too become fragrant. Add in the ground beef, crumbling it up as you go. Use a whisk to make sure it breaks apart well. Stir often until all of the ground beef is browned and crumbly.
  4. Add in the pumpkin puree and the broth and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in the mayonnaise until well dissolved.
  6. Serve the soup and swirl in the coconut cream, garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!
  1. Per serving 359 cal, Fat 24.2g, Carbs 5.8g (4.4 net), Protein 29g
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