Butternut Squash Black Bean Sausage Chili


You love this hearty and cozy Butternut Squash Black Bean Sausage Chili! This is such an easy fall recipe and makes for delicious leftovers!!



  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 16 oz. sausage, cut in rounds
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 15 oz. (1 can) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz. (1 can) fire roasted peppers or tomatoes, coarsely chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add butternut squash, onion, and sausage, stirring often.
  3. Cook until onion begins to soften and things begin to brown, about 5 – 8 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, chipotle, salt, and water.
  5. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the butternut squash is tender, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add beans and peppers and keep at a simmer until slightly reduced.
  8. Top with shredded cheddar, avocado, sour cream, and/or cilantro!


Per serving: Calories 417; Fat 27.3g (Sat 7.7g); Protein 20.4g; Carb 24.8g (net carbs 18.4g); Fiber 6.4g; Sodium 943mg