Superbowl recipe: Butternut squash and turkey chili

The Big Game is this Sunday – are you ready for the festivities? We know preparing delicious and crowd-friendly foods in large quantities can be a daunting task , so here’s a make-ahead recipe you can finish in time (and reheat if needed) to find your own spot on the couch before the Super Bowl starts.

Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks or Broncos, you and your buddies will find common ground in this delicious butternut squash and turkey chili. Enjoy!


All of us at Aardvark Automotive


Original recipe makes 12 cups (12 servings)


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound ground turkey breast

1 pound butternut squash – peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch dice

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chilies

2 (14.5 oz.) cans petite diced tomatoes

1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans with liquid

1 (15.5 oz.) can white hominy, drained

1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes, then add the turkey. Stir until crumbly and no longer pink.
  3. Add the butternut squash, chicken broth, green chilies, tomatoes, kidney beans, hominy, and tomato sauce; season with chili powder, cumin, and garlic salt.
  4. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

Looking for more game day food? Check out our tailgating-ready recipe for cowboy casserole.