This hearty chili has so many wholesome ingredients added to it. It will satisfy all your family and friends who love chili, and they won’t miss the meat!
Scroll down to the recipe card to see how you can make one recipe into many different meals to feed a large family or crowd for any party, sporting event or even picnic!
This chili was done in an instant pot or you can use the directions below for a slow cooker and even in a big saucepot.
A healthy alternative to a dieter when choosing the ingredients carefully and the beans are a much-needed protein.
Perfect All Year Long!
You don’t have to wait for a chill in the air to want to eat this lighter version of chili.
It will still satisfy your family without all the extra calories.
Just use the suggestions below to build your delicious vegetarian chili bowl!
Easy and Versatile
Amazing how this is so easy to make and versatile all in one pan.
I have made quesadillas with this chili, wraps, over tortilla chips all dressed up, as a dip, and perfect for anyone watching their diet.
This is also full of protein with the beans and a healthy alternative to using meat.
Great For Gameday
This chili can feed a lot of family and friends.
We like to pour it over pasta or even rice.
This chili is perfect for watching football games with a crowd, the additions of pasta or rice make this chili even heartier without the meat!
Plus, it can be vegan and gluten-free if you choose your toppings carefully.
This chili will satisfy everyone
It’s also great for layering tortilla, sour cream, and shredded lettuce in a big platter for nachos.
Garnishes are Endless Possibilities!
- Grated assorted cheddar cheeses
- Sour cream or plain yogurt
- Sliced or diced avocado
- Tortilla chips (for dipping or crumbled on top if desired)
- Additional cilantro
- Lime wedges
- Chopped veggies of choice
When I was working and never had time to cook, this all went in a slow cooker.
Being home more often now, I love the instant pot, you can easily get this done in 2 hours or less.
On top of the stove in a big saucepan the same amount of time.
Just be sure to saute the garlic and onion to give the oil extra flavors before adding to whatever you choose to cook in.
More Ideas for a Healthy Chili
I just love mushrooms, peppers and all the chunky tomatoes in this chili.
It’s great served with avocado and jalapeno and a dollop of yogurt or fat-free sour cream on top.
I usually get a big platter with all the additional vegetable options for everyone to add what they like.
Cheese, other kinds of beans, even cubed zucchini goes great in this chili.
Vegetarian chili can be served plain, over a baked potato, over rice and even pasta if you’re not watching carbs.
I have used all kinds of beans even (15 kinds of beans) and added the rice in the chili cooked instead of pouring it over the rice.
You can decide how you like your chili and if you’re watching your carb intake what to eliminate or add to this.