Vegetarian Chili Recipes

Chili isn’t just for meat lovers. Check out these vegetarian chili recipes, including slow cooker chili, vegetable chili, meatless chili, bean chili, chunky chili and more.

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Southwest Vegetarian Chili

My vegetarian daughter inspired me to develop this nutritious, meatless chili recipe. No one will miss the meat! I use vine-ripened tomatoes, cilantro and peppers from my garden plus fresh local corn from the farmers market. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois

Three-Bean Veggie Chili

I adapted a recipe that my sister gave me to suit my family's tastes. The bulgur has a nice texture,...


Vegetarian Bean and Rice Chili

This recipe teams with hearty kidney and pinto beans and a variety of colorful vegetables for a deliciously healthy meatless...


Meatless Chili

"My husband is a big meat eater, so when he's out of town, I try to cut back on meat...

Spicy Three-Bean Chili

“Even my meat-loving family devours this hearty meatless chili," says Melissa Mendez of Gilbert, Minnesota. "Since it's more fun to...


Mexican Bean ‘n’ Barley Chili

Chili powder adds just the right amount of “heat” to this filling, fast and fabulous vegetarian meal idea from Lana...

Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: Anytime you're looking for a way to use up your zucchini and squash, this recipe gives a...


Contest-Winning Garden Harvest Chili

Meet the Cook: I started making my chili back when we lived near a huge farmers' market that sold all...

Vegetable Bean Chili

Meet the Cook: Because it is so hearty, no one misses the meat in this chili. Both family - my...


Marty’s Bean Burger Chili

My husband and I met while working the dinner shift at a homeless shelter that served my chili. I’ve revised...


Chili-Filled Coffin

Here's an easy main dish that's cute enough to double as a Halloween table centerpiece! The hearty meatless chili is...


Chunky Vegetarian Chili

This robust chili teams rice, kidney and pinto beans, and a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal....

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

My whole family enjoys this sweet potato black bean chili, but my daughter especially loves it. I like to make...


Bean & Bulgur Chili

A hot bowl of this zesty bulgur and bean chili will warm you throughout the year. The bulgur adds amazing...


Zippy Vegetarian Chili

Hominy and garbanzo beans are interesting additions to this zippy chili recipe that uses canned goods from the cupboard. I...


Spicy Meatless Chili

Before I retired, this recipe was a mainstay in our house. I could prepare the ingredients the night before, and...


Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili

I combine ingredients for this hearty slow-cooker vegan chili the night before, start my trusty slow cooker in the morning...


Slow-Cooked Two-Bean Chili

The first time I had this chili at a Super Bowl party, I was on my second bowl before I...


Cheesy Chili Fries

My family is all about chili fries, but restaurant versions pile on the calories. For a healthier approach, bake the...

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Jumpin’ Espresso Bean Chili

I love experimenting with chili and creating different takes on the classic hearty dish. This meatless version is low in...


Easy Low-Fat Chili

"This zesty chili really hits the spot on cool fall days," confirms Janet Moore of Ogdensburg, New York.


Bulgur Chili

This vegetarian chili is zesty, but it also offers a slight hint of sweetness. Because it doesn't have to simmer...


Vegetable Chili

This chili, packed with beans and vegetables, has an appealing red color and fabulous flavor. I always make a large...


Hearty Meatless Chili

Years ago I found a recipe for chili con carne. I tried it and changed the spices, reduced the oil...