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!!

Prep: 15 minsCook: 30 minsTotal: 45 mins
Servings: 4 1x


  • 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

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