Chili is a classic comfort dish. It’s hearty, filling, and satisfying. Vegan chilis are super healthy because they are often packed with beans, lentils, and great veggies like sweet potato or carrot. You can make chili for parties because it often serves many people or you could enjoy it all to yourself on a night in. Using our Food Monster App, we put together these 15 delicious vegan chili recipes you are guaranteed to enjoy!

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1. One Pot Spicy Chili

One-pot Spicy vegan chili

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This Easy One Pot Spicy Vegan Chili by Kristina Jug and Mitja Bezenšek is packed with vegetables and ready in just 30 minutes. The perfect winter comfort food! It’s time for one-pot meals, soups, and stews in our household! With the weather growing colder, we are turning more and more towards hearty hot meals. And what’s more hot and hearty than a bowl of slightly spicy vegan chili?

2. Jackfruit Pumpkin Slow Cooker Chili

Jackfruit pumpkin slow cooker chili

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Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the same family as figs. It is commonly seen in Southeast Asian cooking and is often used in sweets like custards and cakes. Laura Nockett‘s Jackfruit Pumpkin Chili is the perfect slow cooker fall dinner! The recipe is vegan, jackfruit is a great meat substitute!


3. Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili

3-bean and green lentil chili

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Completely plant-based and good for you, Julie Zimmer‘s Three Bean and Green Lentil Chili will be your new favorite dish! Now that the evenings are cooler, why not make a big pot of spicy chili.


4. High-Protein Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

High-protein slow cooker Pumpkin chili

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Slow cooked for maximum flavor and made high-protein thanks to a combination of red lentils and black beans. Caroline Doucet‘s Pumpkin Chili recipe can also be made in the Instant Pot for those who want a quicker option. Either way, all you need to do is dump all the ingredients in and leave it there to cook. Both options are equally delicious, although there’s nothing better than a chili slow cooking all day. Serve this chili with avocado, black pepper, green onions and a good slice of bread for dipping. Bring on the comfort food!


5. Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili

Black-eyed peas and kale chili

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Pavani Nandula‘s Black-Eyed Peas and Kale Chili is a beautiful take on a classic chili and the addition of kale makes it hearty and nutritious. The black eyed peas provide a sturdy foundation for the plethora of spices, garlic, and onion that go into creating the flavor of this chili and the kale adds a nice bit of texture to make this recipe a ‘bowl’ in one.

6. Chili Cheez Fries

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There is something undefinably delicious about a salty, thick-cut home fry; it’s almost unbeatable. However, these thick-cut home fries are topped with a meaty mushroom chili that’s astoundingly easy to make and then finished with a creamy sweet potato cheese sauce that makes these chili cheese fries the best thing we’ve tasted in a while. So we’ve got a definite winner in Melanie Sorrentino‘s recipe.

7. One-Pot Spicy Three Bean Chili

One pot Spicy 3-bean chili

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Since Danielle Clark‘s Three Bean Chili takes only forty minutes total, you still have plenty of time to get whatever work you have done. And all you gotta do when you’re ready to eat it the next day is heat it up and go! Serve it with some tortilla chips!


8. Healthy Chili

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Wendy Irene‘s vegan chili is the perfect large pot meal to make ahead of time, especially on a rainy day. You’ll have leftovers that are great for additional quick meals. The chili is incredibly healthy made with lots of veggies and beans that are a great source of protein, leaving you feeling satisfied. It’s a wonderful meal to help shed some of those unwanted winter pounds, allowing you to look and feel your best!

9. Chili Sin Carne With Sour Cashew Cream

Chili sin carne

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Make a double portion of Julie Van den Kerchove‘s Chili Sin Carne and store leftovers in the freezer! This flavorful dish is ideal for a quick stew on busy weeknights!

10. High-Protein Jamaican Jerk Chili With Tempeh

Vegan high-protein Jamaican jerk chili

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Sound the alarm! It’s hard to say where this Caribbean-inspired Chili from the Real Food Really Fast cookbook might rank in terms of pure Scoville units, but it definitely brings the heat. Unassuming little habaneros contribute the blistering blaze, turning up the heat with even the smallest addition. If you’d prefer a full-flavored blend that simply has a bit less fire power, feel free to omit the fresh pepper entirely. The unique Jamaican-style seasoning still packs a spicy, savory punch.

11. High-Protein Sweet Potato Chili

High-protein Sweet potato chili

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Daniela Modesto‘s High-Protein Sweet Potato Chili is so warming and delicious! The fresh cilantro and protein-rich black beans make for a satisfying combination perfectly mixed into a sweet potato base.

12. Quinoa Chili

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You don’t need meat in your chili to get your fair share of protein. Instead, you can enjoy Carina Wolff‘s protein-packed bowl of chili made with quinoa, kidney beans, and black beans that are cooked with garlic, onions, red pepper, jalapeños, and spices for guaranteed flavor. This chili isn’t too spicy—it just has a subtle kick—but if you want to up the ante, you can use a whole jalapeño instead of half. This bowl also tastes great topped with some avocado and vegan yogurt.

13. Crock Pot 3-Bean Pumpkin Chili

Crock pot 3-bean pumpkin chili

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Crissy Cavanaugh‘s 3-Bean Pumpkin Chili is one of those set-it-and-forget it kind of dishes. Hearty and protein-rich, it’s a great thing to come home to after a long day! Topped with avocado and scallions for a creamy and cool finish, this a great weeknight meal.

14. Black Bean Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Black bean chili-stuffed sweet potatoes

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Chili is one of the most comforting and filling meals around. Pair it with a piping hot baked sweet potato and you have yourself the perfect autumnal evening meal. Enjoy cuddled up on the sofa for one, or place in the middle of the table to share with your closest friends and let them help themselves. Made with black beans, this chili recipe by The Plant-Based Londoner is packed full of plant-based protein and dietary fiber, keeping you full and satisfied for longer. The fresh guacamole adds a beautifully creamy taste, and the coconut yoghurt perfectly mimics the taste of sour cream.

15. Hearty High-Protein Lentil, Kidney Bean, and Chickpea Chili

High-protein Lentil, kidney bean, and chickpea vegan chili

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Loaded with lentils, kidney beans, and chickpeas, this chili by Logan Dunn and Lexus Osman is low in fat while being very high in pure plant-based protein! This will help to keep you fuller longer and less inclined to grab at that bag of potato chips later on in the evening.

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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