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15 Hearty Vegan Chili Recipes

15 Hearty Vegan Chili Recipes

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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!

Check out some of our other vegetarian recipe posts:
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15 Hearty Vegan Chili Recipes with two pictures of bowls of chili.

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.

Here is the recipe for this Ultimate Vegan Chili.

A heaping bowl of ultimate vegan chili topped with sour cream and jalapenos.
Source: Vegan Huggs

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.

Here is the recipe for this Sweet Potato & Quinoa Chili.

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!

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Black Bean Chili.

4. Vegan White Chili

This vegetarian (and vegan!) white chili is made with vegan cream cheese, is super easy to make and seriously delicious. You won’t believe it’s entirely plant based and gluten free.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan White Chili.

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.

Here is the recipe for this Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili.

A large, delicious bowl of sweet potato black bean chili.
Source: Nora Cooks

6. Spicy Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili

This spicy slow cooker chickpea chili has sweet potaotes and smoky chipotle flavor. No sauteeing means easy prep! Vegan, gluten-free and perfect for meal prep.

Here is the recipe for this Spicy Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili.

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.

Here is the recipe for this Butternut Squash and White Bean Chili.

Two full bowls of butternut squash and white bean chili, topped with cilantro and jalapenos.
Source: From My Bowl

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.

Here is the recipe for this White Bean Potato Chili.

A wooden bowl filled with white bean potato chili, topped with toritlla chips.
Source: Monkey & Me

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.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Pumpkin Chili.

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!

Here is the recipe for this Vegan White Chickpea Chili.

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.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Buffalo Chickpea Chili.

A large bowl of 20-minute vegan buffalo chickpea chili.
Source: Fooduzzi

12. 4-Ingredient Vegan Chili Verde

This quick and easy 4 Ingredient vegan chili verde with green salsa is spicy and flavorful. 

Here is the recipe for this 4-Ingredient Vegan Chili Verde.

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.

Here is the recipe for this 1-Pot Red Lentil Chili.

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.

Here is the recipe for this Vegan Mushroom Chili With Tofu.

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 that 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 from Mexico for a hearty meal that will satisfy vegans, carnivores and gluten-free eaters alike. Meals like that aren’t easy to come by, you know?

Here is the recipe for this Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili.