Chili is one of those dishes that is easy to make plant-based. With so many different ways to make chili, it can feel overwhelming to try and make the dish on your own. However, chili doesn’t have to be difficult, and with these simple chili recipes, you’ll have a yummy meal and enough to save to eat throughout the week (or freeze!). Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
1. Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust
Nothing says love from the oven quite like pie! Pie is one of my go-to comfort foods in winter and these hearty little vegetarian morsels are as healthy as can be with fiber-rich black beans, veggies, and a spiced sweet potato crust. Honestly, this is so tasty and spicy that you won’t ever miss a pastry casing, and you’ll feel much better for it too! Check out this Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust by Alison Murray!
2. Chili Cornbread Casserole
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The only thing more delicious than golden cornbread dipped in chili is a cornbread casserole with chili filling! This Chili Cornbread Casserole by Melanie Sorrentino is made with rice, kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, and plenty of seasoning. As is, this recipe is ridiculously easy and minimalist. Add some sautéed green peppers and onions into the chili mix if you want to amp it up a bit.
This Chili by Melissa Tedesco is like spice mania! The flavors of cumin and chili powder are the epitome of a chili. The dish is really ‘meaty’ as well, with mushrooms and lentils giving an amazing texture to this recipe.
4. Chili Con Queso
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What’s fab about this dish, is everything! This Chili Con Queso by Gabrielle St. Claire is quick, easy, affordable, packs tons of veggies, tons of plant protein, staple ingredients, texture, can easily be made in bulk, perf for any season, contains no animal products, perf for entertaining, has a little bit of heat, and will be your newest obsession!!
5. Spicy Pumpkin Chili
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6. Black-Eyed Pea Chili With Collards
Looking for a hearty chili to help you survive the cold winter months? Look no further. This Black-Eyed Pea Chili With Collards by Celeste Meredith is slowly simmered over six hours so that the flavors can fully blend together, and then served over sautéed collard greens with homemade cornbread. It’s delicious, filling, and healthy.
7. Three Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Break out your soup pot and fix up a batch of this colorful and satisfying chili. It’s perfect for Game Day or to warm you up on a cold night! This Three Bean and Sweet Potato Chili by Jennifer Strohmeyer is wonderful to make if you’re craving something hearty and delicious!
8. Creamy Vegan White Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans
This Creamy Vegan White Chili with Corn and Cannellini Beans by Dawn Hutchins is a smooth, rich, belly-filling white chili with just a touch of coconut milk instead of cream. You’ll never miss the dairy!
9. Spicy Bean Chili With Leftover Roast Potatoes
What to do with leftover potatoes? This tasty, hearty, and healthy Spicy Bean Chili With Leftover Roast Potatoes by Niki Webster is the answer! A little bit of sweetness and a touch of savory flavor make this spicy chili the perfect go-to meal for cold days.
10. More Chili Recipes!
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. For more simple chili recipes, check out 15 Hearty and Filling High-Protein Vegan Chili Recipes!
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