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Vegetarian Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm

  • Kitchen Treaty

    Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

    There are tons of things to love about this gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan chili, even beyond the fact that it'll satisfy the pickiest eaters. But our favorite part? The quinoa, which thickens the chili and adds an extra dose of protein. Set it in a slow cooker in the morning, and let the flavors do their magic for the next eight hours.

    Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Quinoa, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Vegetarian Chili

  • The Pig and Quill

    Slow Cooker Vegan Mole Chili

    There's no shortage of flavor in this vegan chili. It's satisfying, rich, and spiced just right with ancho chilies, dried herbs, and dark chocolate for that tasty mole flavor. Toss in some stomach cancer-fighting tofu for more heartiness without loads of calories.

    Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Mole Chili

  • Veggie and the Beast

    Spicy White Cheddar Chili

    Fan of a more soup-like consistency for your chili? Then consider this recipe gold. Cannellini beans add texture to the brothy soup, jalapeños and roasted green chilies add heat, and sharp white cheddar cheese makes it creamy enough to give thick chili a run for its money.

    Get the recipe: Spicy White Cheddar Chili

  • Little Broken

    Lentil Chili

    This recipe calls for all the chili ingredients you'd expect—onions, garlic, chili powder, red bell pepper—but this time lentils are the star instead of meat. Lentils have a knack for soaking up flavors, plus they have weight-loss benefits. One study found participants lost between five and 20 pounds when they ate one cup of lentils as part of a 21-day diet.

    Get the recipe: Lentil Chili

  • Cookie and Kate

    Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

    Satisfy your cravings for spicy and sweet with this dish, which blends sweet butternut squash and cinnamon with spicy chipotle pepper and chili powder.

    Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili with Avocado

  • Damn Delicious

    Quinoa Chili

    Quinoa is packed with protein—up to 24 grams in each cup—and this chili features the superfood front and center. Plus, it goes from the stove top to your kitchen table in just 45 minutes, making it one of the easiest chili recipes to whip up when you're short on time.

    Get the recipe: Quinoa Chili

  • Bridgid Gallagher

    Mushroom and Bean Vegan Chili

    Sick of chili loaded with beans? Give mushrooms a shot at adding thickness and deliciousness to your next pot. In this recipe, heartiness comes courtesy of mushrooms (one pound of them!), sweet potatoes, and pinto beans. Cumin seeds and jalapeños add a kick, so you won't get bored of the chili even if the recipe lasts you all week.

    Get the recipe: Mushroom and Bean Vegan Chili

  • And Away We Eat

    Vegetarian Chili

    Smoky chipotle in adobo sauce brings the spice, cinnamon brings a touch of sweetness, and an entire small butternut squash keeps things satisfying and seasonal. Bonus: Capsaicin, which makes chilies hot and has been shown to increase the feeling of fullness, comes through courtesy of one tablespoon of chopped chilies.

    Get the recipe: Vegetarian Chili

  • One Ingredient Chef

    The Heartiest Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

    No meat? No problem. This chili, packed with carrots, diced tomatoes, and spices, won't leave you missing meat one bit. Bonus: Walnuts (the secret ingredient!) have been shown to boost your memory and brain health. Give it six hours in the slow cooker to really wow your taste buds.

    Get the recipe: The Heartiest Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

  • Garlic My Soul

    Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

    Creamy, delicious, and loaded with sweet potatoes, which have been shown to have anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, and anti-inflammatory properties, this recipe is a must-cook when the temps start to cool.

    Get the recipe: Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili