No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili

This No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili is a perfect recipe to indulge yourself with this fall. It’s thick, rich, and hearty and also low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free. 

No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili

You can see by the amount of whole30 and low-carb chili recipes I’ve posted lately that I eat bowls of chili a lot during the cold weather. Yes, I do! And, I love them because for me there’s nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of chili or soup. I mean recipes like Whole30 Pumpkin Chili or Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili that are just hot, comforting, and packed with flavours that make you smile even when the day is dark and chilly.

No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili in a ladle

6 reasons why you’ll love this chili:

  1. This recipe is super flavourful with lots of spices, such as red pepper flakes, ground cumin, paprika, ground coriander, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  2. It’s meaty and rich.
  3. This chili is low-carb and can have fewer carbs if you reduce the amount of butternut squash and tomatoes.
  4. Because there are no beans, it’s paleo and whole30, too. Although if you don’t mind beans, add 2 cups of cooked beans to this recipe. Just don’t forget to add 1 more cup of chicken broth. Otherwise, the chili will be very thick.
  5. This is a perfect meal to sneak in some veggies for the kids. There are lots of veggies in this recipe like onions, celery, bell peppers, tomatoes, and of course, butternut squash.
  6. This recipe will make a decent-sized batch of chili. So, you probably will have leftovers for lunch during the week. It tastes even better the next day!

After all these reasons, I convinced you to make this No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili, right? Please try it, and top it with a bit of minced cilantro and other toppings like avocado and jalapeno.

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See below for how to make No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili:

No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Indulge your self in this No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili this fall. It’s thick, rich, and hearty. It’s also low-carb, paleo, and gluten-free.
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3.78 from 44 votes



  1. In a large Dutch Oven Pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the celery and red onions, and sauté for 3 minutes. Then, add the garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds longer.

  3. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until it’s cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add the red pepper flakes, cumin, paprika, coriander, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix everything well.

  5. Add the red bell peppers, butternut squash, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth.

  6. Stir, bring to a boil, cover with a lid, and bring to a simmer. Cook the chili for 30-40 minutes.

  7. Serve with fresh chopped cilantro on top.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Beef, butternut squash, Chili, Easy Low-carb Dinner Rolls, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/6) — Calories: 281, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 619mg, Potassium: 422mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 18g

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No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili