I've scoured the internet to find all the very best vegan chili recipes out there! Whether you're a five-alarm girl or prefer something a little more mild, I've got the perfect meatless chili for you.
Chili is one my all-time favorite comfort foods!
I just love a big hot bowl of vegetarian chili on a cool night, especially when it's filled with belly-warming spices!
I've tried so many vegan chili recipes over the years, and even created a few of my own. So I've pulled together this handy list of all my favorite variations.
These hearty meatless chili recipes are:
- Loaded with good-for-you ingredients like fresh veggies and plant-based protein like black beans and lentils.
- So hearty and filling - even the meat eaters won't complain about these satisfying recipes!
- Delicious chili flavors taste exceptional, you won't miss the meat!
- Easy to prepare. Many can even be made in the slow cooker or instant pot, so you can have an easy vegan dinner ready when you are.
- Great for vegan meal prep- most of these freeze beautifully and make for the absolute best leftovers.
- Perfect served with a slice of homemade vegan cornbread.
- 100% vegetarian and vegan friendly
And if you need even more easy dinner ideas - be sure to grab a free copy of my favorite one-pot vegan recipes. Each one is simple to prepare in just a single pot or pan!
My Picks : The Best Vegan Chili Recipes
Here are my picks for the very best vegan chili recipes on the internet.
Vegan Chili with Mushrooms & Black Beans
A rich vegan chili recipe packed with mushrooms, black beans, and spices. Make a huge batch because it is even better the next day!
Slow Cooker Vegan Chili
This slow cooker vegan chili is packed with flavor and loaded with protein. Let it cook all day in the crock pot, and it’s ready for dinner when you are!
Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili
This pumpkin chili is the ultimate Fall comfort food. It’s packed with flavor from pumpkin, adobo chilis, and fresh veggies. Vegetarian with an easy vegan option.
Black Eyed Pea Chili
Black Eyed Pea Chili is a hearty vegan and gluten-free chili recipe using beans, seasonal vegetables, and flavorful spices. It’s also known as ‘Lobia Masala’ in India.
Lentil Sweet Potato Chili
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious, and nutritious vegan comfort meal, look no further! This Lentil Sweet Potato Chili checks all of those boxes.
5 Bean Chilli Recipe
Healthy, rich, flavorful and filling, this vegan chili is perfect for those cold winter days. Serve on it’s own, heaped onto a baked potato, or with rice. Gluten-free too!
Jackfruit Chili with Fajita Veggies
Jackfruit Chili with Fajita Veggies is hearty and warming with three types of beans. You won’t miss the meat in this vegan and gluten-free recipe.
Vegan Chili Sin Carne Recipe
This Vegan Chili is super filling and nutritious. The cocoa powder gives it a lovely dark color and adds a special twist of flavor.
Instant Pot Millet & Pinto Bean Chili
This makes for one super flavorful, healthy, and protein-packed vegan meal. I can't think of a better reason to bring out the Instant Pot.
Smoky Vegetarian Chili with Pinto Beans and Corn
This vegan chili gets its deep flavor from lightly browned vegetables, tomato paste and sweet smoked paprika.
Vegan Jamaican Jerk Chili with Mango Salsa
This gorgeous, flavorful chili is made in about 35 minutes and is vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten free. Seasoned with jerk spices and made with protein rich quinoa, you will never miss the meat.
Red Lentil Chili
This plant-based chili is packed with veggies, red lentils and kidney beans. The lentils add a great texture!
Easy Vegan Chili with Baked Potatoes
Need a really hearty way to serve your veggie-paced chili? Why not spoon it over top a baked potato? Yes, please!
Smoky White Chili with Hatch Avocado Cream
This smoky vegan chili has layers of flavor with a spicy kick that's satisfying and oh so comforting.
Meatless Taco Chili
This taco chili is an easy, high protein, high fiber vegan dish! Perfect for a weeknight meal, entertaining, or even game day.
Super tasty Chili Soup that can be made quickly on the stove-top or more slowly in a slow cooker. Simple, comforting & delicious with only 8 ingredients!
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