Chili is the perfect warm, satisfying, and cozy meal perfect for chilly fall weekends. And contrary to popular belief, it’s possible to have a delicious and hearty chili without meat!
These 15 hearty vegan chili recipes prove it. Cook up a pot, throw some tortilla chips and avocado on top, and curl up on the couch with a book. Sounds pretty nice to me!
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1. The Ultimate Vegan Chili
This ultimate vegan chili is thick, hearty, and meaty! It’s loaded with veggies, beans, warm spices, and savory vegan meat crumbles. It’ll keep you cozy and satisfied during those chilly days, too! This recipe is easy to make, freezer-friendly, and perfect for potlucks.
2. Sweet Potato & Quinoa Chili
This sweet potato & quinoa chili recipe with kidney & black beans is hearty and full of flavor. It makes a great vegan lunch, dinner, or meal prep idea! The recipe includes stovetop and slow cooker options.
3. Vegan Black Bean Chili
This vegan black bean chili takes just 15 minutes to make and is filled with all your favorite flavors along with black beans and split red lentils.
It’s loaded with over 50% of your daily fiber in each serving and filled with fresh Mexican flavors. This chili will fill you up and fuel you through your busy day!
4. Vegan White Chili
This vegetarian (and vegan!) white chili is made with vegan cream cheese, is super easy to make, and is seriously delicious. You won’t believe it’s entirely plant-based and gluten-free.
5. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Full of flavor and so simple to make, this sweet potato black bean chili is a wonderfully satisfying vegetarian meal! Best served with avocado chunks, cilantro, and cornbread.
6. Spicy Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili
This spicy slow-cooker chickpea chili has sweet potatoes and a smoky chipotle flavor. No sauteeing means easy prep! Vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for meal prep.
7. Butternut Squash and White Bean Chili
This butternut squash & white bean chili is cozy, hearty, and made from only 10 plant-based ingredients! A yummy vegan & gluten-free entree for chilly days.
It only takes 30 minutes to cook too, so it’s a great lazy weekend or busy weeknight meal option.
8. White Bean Potato Chili
Easy to make and bursting with delicious bold spicy flavor, this white bean potato chili is healthy, nutritious, and hearty. Boasting no oil, this chili will make all your chili dreams come true.
It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner with a cozy bowl of satisfying and protein-packed goodness.
9. Vegan Pumpkin Chili
Full of hearty veggies and creamy pumpkin puree, this pumpkin chili is a fun spin on traditional chili and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This is a delicious fall meal and is one of my favorite vegan chili recipes.
10. Vegan White Chickpea Chili
This white chickpea chili is a vegan twist on the ever-popular white chicken chili. It’s loaded with veggies, beans, and plenty of spice in a broth of coconut milk, vegetable broth, and salsa verde. Make room in your monthly meal rotation for this 30-minute dinner!
11. 20-Minute Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Chili
Buffalo chili isn’t very common, but this one is delicious! A warm, comforting, and spicy chili that takes only 20 minutes to make! Perfect for a cold winter day, it’s one of my favorite vegan chili recipes.
12. 4-Ingredient Vegan Chili Verde
This quick and easy 4 Ingredient vegan chili verde with green salsa is spicy and flavorful.
13. 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
14. Vegan Mushroom Chili With Tofu
Slightly sweet, smoky, and bold – just exactly how I love my vegan chili. This vegan chili will give you the textures and flavors of your traditional chili con carne, but without the meat. We’re going sin carne here aka vegan.
15. Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili
This butternut squash and black bean chili is just right for fall weather and football games. It strikes that balance between spicy and sweet which I love in Mexican food, like a good mole sauce.
Chipotle and chili powder provide ample spice to round off the sweet, seasonal flavor of butternut squash. Top with crispy tortilla strips and plenty of creamy, diced avocados for a hearty meal that will satisfy vegans, carnivores, and gluten-free eaters alike.