Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew is the comforting and hearty meal you need for the cold weather. A bowl of this and a warm fire...

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Photo

It’s no surprise around here; pumpkin is something I thoroughly enjoy during the fall and winter months. Of course, I could easily use it year-round, but I try not to overdo it, just slightly. One thing my husband and I love the most is slow cooker pumpkin chili. Since we love this chili, I thought I would switch it up a bit and make slow cooker pumpkin stew.

The main difference in this stew is the meat; instead of ground beef I used stew meat. I love the tenderness the stew meat has after being slow cooked all day.

The first step though is to lightly sear the stew meat before placing it in the slow cooker. If you are like me and don’t have much time in the morning, you can do all of this is the night before. Then, in the morning, just put the slow cooker on and you are all set.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Picture

I let this cook all day long, then I came home and dinner was ready! I like to pair ours with cornbread, but my husband loves it with corn chips and cheese. It’s totally up to your personal preference.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Image

This dish just screams fall and winter to me, I love to curl up by the fire with a bowl of stew and enjoy a good movie with the family. I guess it’s something about the time changing and it gets dark so early. I feel like it’s midnight at 5:00, so we tend to turn into recluses during the winter months. I have a love/hate relationship with daylight savings time.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Pic

Do you enjoy pumpkin? If so, then be sure to try pumpkin pie cake too, it’s gluten-free and delicious! It’s a great dessert to pair with the slow cooker pumpkin stew.


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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Stew Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 pound Beef Stew Meat
  • 2 15 oz cans Chili Beans
  • 1 15-ounce can Beef Broth
  • 1 10 ounce can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
Optional Toppings:
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Cornbread
  • Corn Chips


  1. In a medium-sized skillet, spray with non-stick cooking spray, and sear the stew meat on both sides.
  2. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with non-stick spray; add in the stew meat, beans, broth, tomatoes, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, minced onion, garlic, chili powder, and ketchup.
  3. Stir this up, cover and cook for 8 hours on low.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 520 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 50
Calories 167

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 268mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 4g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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