Vegetarian Chili – Vegan Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

This Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe is a Healthy Vegan Chili that you will absolutely love.

I was scared to try my hand at a Vegetarian Chili Recipe. I gotta be honest…I love a good hearty chili made with meat. I love White Chicken Chili (with CREAM CHEESE) and love our Best Ever Chili. I even love Turkey Chili. I’m not usually one to make things with just veggies, but I wanted to see if I could find a recipe that I love just as much as the traditional carnivore style.

With this Healthy Vegetarian Chili Recipe I found that it IS possible that the veggie lovers can have the same level of comfort food goodness that I’ve always enjoyed with my chilis? YES! I’m just so excited for you to try this Vegan Chili Recipe!

Mom helped me come up with this amazing VEGETARIAN CHILI RECIPE and it knocked my socks off. The combination of beans, tomatoes, carrots, and butternut squash created such a great flavor and texture that you’ll never miss the beef, sausage, turkey, or chicken. A little bit spicy, a touch sweet (we used cinnamon!), and a lot bit perfect. I might just learn to love my veggies after all. 

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

How to make Healthy Vegetarian Chili and make sure it packs a flavor punch:

Every chili needs a great garnish, so we packed our Really Good Veggie Chili with shredded queso, fresh cilantro, and spicy tortilla strips. I could have eaten bowl after bowl. We took a bunch of it and froze some for my brother and his family (they just had baby #3 and he is DIVINE).

This Vegan Chili Recipe should reheat like a dream which is always such a bonus. I just love a great chili recipe…and now I especially love a great vegetarian chili recipe! This is the BEST Vegetarian Chili Recipe we have ever tasted!

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

Why you need to try this Vegan Chili Recipe:

With the weather (FINALLY) getting chillier, you’re in need of this Really Good Vegetarian Chili. A steaming pot of this deliciousness is certainly good for the soul. You won’t even miss the traditional ingredients. I love that this Vegetarian Chili Recipe is light on calories but big on flavor. You really can’t ask for more than that from a recipe! You’ll never miss the meat (and that’s coming from a meat lover).

Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!

This Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe is hearty, delicious, easy, and good for you! This is the ultimate healthy comfort food recipe. If you’re looking for other easy vegetarian recipes be sure to check out some of our favorites; Winter Vegetable Curry, Caprese Pasta Bake, and Vegetarian Lasagna. If you like this recipe, be sure to check out all of our Vegetarian Recipes.

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Vegetarian Chili. Enjoy!

This REALLY GOOD VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. This healthy chili has all the flavor and is made entirely of vegetables. SO GOOD.

Vegetarian Chili - Healthy Vegan Chili Recipe

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 236 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Vegetarian Chili is the best way to enjoy a delicious and healthy Vegan Chili Recipe! This BEST VEGETARIAN CHILI will knock your meat loving socks off. I never knew I could not only make Healthy Vegetarian Chili but also LOVE it. Buckle up because this is the best Vegan Chili Ever!
Print

Ingredients

  • 3 cups winter squash diced (I used Butternut squash)
  • 2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 1 sweet red pepper diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 28- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste dissolved in 1-cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 14.5 ounce cans pinto beans, drained
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped

For Garnish:

  • Grated vegetarian cheese, cheddar, Monterey Jack or crumbled Queso Fresco.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F and cover a half baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place the diced squash on the foil-covered baking sheet and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil. Roast the squash 10 minutes, and remove from the oven. Set the squash aside until ready to use.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion, carrots and sweet red pepper. Cook (stirring often) until vegetables are tender and begin to turn golden brown, approximately 8 minutes. Add the garlic, stir and cook another 30 seconds. Add the chili powder and ground cumin and cook another 2-3 minutes, until mixture begins to stick to the pan, stirring often.
  4. Add tomatoes and dried oregano and salt (to taste). Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook down just until mixture begins to stick to the pan, about 10 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Stir in tomato paste & water mixture and bring the mixture back to a low boil. Season, to taste, with salt, and simmer, stirring often, 10 minutes or until mixture is fragrant and thickens.
  6. Add the drained canned beans and the roasted squash. Bring to a boil. Keep temperature to a simmer over low heat, stirring often, for 30-45 minutes. The chili should NOT stick to the bottom of the pot. It will be thick, but if you prefer a thinner chili, add more water, stir and simmer to blend the flavors. Salt, to taste.
  7. Add the chopped fresh cilantro 5 minutes before turning off the heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Spoon into individual bowls and top with shredded cheese.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Chili - Healthy Vegan Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Potassium 1407mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 13g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 531.8%
Vitamin C 122.4%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 30.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you make this recipe?

Use the tag #thecookierookie when posting a photo of your recipe, and make sure to follow The Cookie Rookie on Instagram!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:

Comments

Calendar
mouth is watering. Use calendar to manage receipes in a better way.
tutuapp vip
I just want to say thanks to the one who recommended the website; it’s been very helpful to me. And now and I’m happy.
2pots2cook
Really good chili, really good you ! Thank you so much for sharing !
Sabrina B
thank you for putting this together and taste testing! It's good to have a vegetarian version that actually works! Love that it has pintos which have a surprisingly high amount of protein
nhà bóng cho bé
I can not imagine why you can take so beautiful pictures. They are so grea
andy85
the best website for food guide and news dices
garry45
very excellent article
Let's Work Together!

We would love to discuss collaborating for unique recipe development, professional food photography, brand ambassadorship, and so much more. Get in touch for stats and rates. Let’s chat!

Never Miss a Post!

Join our mailing list for all the easiest and most delicious recipes! If we cook something new, you’ll know. Please Join Us!

    find more delicious recipes:

JOIN OUR 100% FREE COMMUNITY of over 85,000 subscribers.

 

Subscribe to have new posts delivered straight to your inbox!

(Plus get a SPECIAL MEAL PLAN each week sent only to subscribers)

Pin
Share
Yum
Stumble
Tweet