Vegetarian Chili

One-pot vegetarian chili is the perfect comfort meal to make, eat, and repeat all winter long. This simple dish is hearty, flavorful, and wholesome, and it could not be easier to make. Perhaps the best part, this chili recipe is loaded with plant-based protein, from red kidney beans and black beans, so you won’t even miss the meat. Made with punchy and savory flavors from a combination of pantry staple seasonings, this one-bowl meal is an easy, inexpensive winner the whole family will enjoy.

vegetarian chili

Why Vegetarian?

  • Loaded with plant-based protein. This vegetarian chili packed with protein without the added fats or cholesterol of red meat, making it a healthy alternative for those who don’t eat or prefer to eat less of it in their diet.
  • One-pot meal. Aside from the fact that chili is warm and filling, chili makes a great comfort food because it’s easy to make. After sautéing the veggies and adding the remaining ingredients, you bring the chili to a boil. Then, simmer for 35 minutes. Little effort for a great meal? Yes, please!

vegetarian chili

  • Works for all dietary needs. This chili is perfect for a vegetarian or if you omit the garnish, vegan diets, but it’s also a great go-to if you are simply longing for another meatless-meal to add to your dinner repertoire.
  • Loaded with flavor. This vegan chili has it all, it’s loaded with vegetables and spices creating that signature chili flavor we all love.

vegetarian chili

So when it’s cold and dreary outside and has been for days, make this vegetarian chili recipe a go-to in your house until Spring arrives. This recipe has become a favorite of mine and I think it tastes even better the next day, so making it a day ahead is a great trick of mine and a time-saving option during a busy week. Stay dry, safe, and warm out there, warmer weather will be here before you know it!

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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