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Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Among all 20 minute meals this Vegetarian White Bean Chili will be your first choice for dinner. This white bean chili recipe is obviously made with white beans, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, chili powder, minced garlic and onions. Comforting, easy, and at the same time vegan and gluten free.

Closeup of vegetarian white bean chili cooking in a green pot.

I think we all can agree vegan comfort food will never let us down.

Just take a look at all my vegan chili recipes like this Vegetarian White Chili or the Vegan Steak Chili made with portobello mushrooms which make it so hearty and done right.

If you’re looking for more family dinner ideas, look no further. Simply go ahead and use the search bar to get more quick meals for kids.

Ingredients of the vegetarian white bean chili visible in pot.

Simple and delicious is what I stand for. This new Vegetarian White Bean Chili recipe is no exception:

It’s also gluten free, hearty, a super easy one pot meal, super delicious, hearty, texture perfect from the inside out, satisfying, filling, perfectly spicy.

With only a little trick you can also make it ultra creamy, by using the optional vegan cream cheese.

Closeup to white beans and jalapeno in a pot.

What you need for this Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Just take a look look at the ingredients. You will see this is one of those simple recipes that you want to make again and again.

All you need is:

  • white beans
  • minced garlic
  • chopped tomatoes
  • onions
  • chili powder
  • bell pepper

Seriously, that’s it for making the base version. But if you like to give it a bit of a special twist, the recipe is super versatile. 

Cilantro topping on the white bean chili.

From here on, the way this works is with the help of optional extras. Think for a moment of adding one or more of the following:

  • jalapenos for a bit more heat
  • vegan cream cheese because I like to have a bit of creaminess in my chili
  • corn for more texture
  • cumin for more flavor
  • maple syrup for a bit sweetness

Portion of Vegetarian White Bean Chili served in a bowl with the pot in the background.

How to make white bean chili from vegan ingredients

First you will need a large pot. Add a bit of oil or vegetable broth. Fry onions, minced garlic, and bell pepper for around 3 minutes. Then give the white beans, chili powder, and chopped tomatoes to the mix.

Finally, if you like, add all the optional extras like vegan cream cheese, cumin, jalapenos, corn, or maple syrup. After that cook all at medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve on plates or bowls and enjoy.

When done, this Vegetarian White Bean Chili makes such an amazing dinner, lunch, or meal preparation and is perfect for lunch ideas for work. I would guess it’s also absolutely amazing for date night. This is truly something that you can add all the time to your date night ideas.

I made this for friends and no one could believe it’s made without any dairy. No one missed the meat, everyone will love this. No matter what diet one follows.

Bowl with the white bean chili decorated with cilantro.

Tips and tricks for this Vegetarian White Bean Chili

First you can see I used chili powder and optional jalapenos to add more flavor and heat.

Usually, I like it hot and spicy. But if you’re not into spiciness, then simply don’t use the jalapenos and in addition scale down the chili powder.

As a guideline, I would say start with 1 tsp of the chili powder and adjust from there to your preferences.

Closeup of the Vegetarian White Bean Chili in a bowl.

If you’re looking for an amazing low fat chili, just leave the optional vegan cream cheese out. Then the base recipe is just perfect for you.

To make it ahead for using it for your freezer meals: Before you’re doing this, make sure you cook the chili and let it cool completely.

Are you also often wondering how to freeze food best? Not long ago, I found a great introduction and summary from Cooking Light for healthy frozen meals. 

This Vegetarian White Bean Chili is made in one pot and naturally vegan, gluten free. It is super easy to make and packed with fantastic flavors. So amazing for dinner, lunch, meal prep, work lunches and so much more. Try it now and wow yourself #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegetarian #onepotmeals #chili #dinner #lunch #mealprep #worklunchideas #bugdetmeals #contentednesscooking #familydinnerideas #kidsdishes

If you give this Vegetarian White Bean Chili a try, tag me with a picture on Instagram or Facebook.

Love seeing all your remakes, as always!

Cheers, Florian.

Closeup of the Vegetarian White Bean Chili in a bowl.

Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Among all 20 minute meals this Vegetarian White Bean Chili will be your first choice for dinner. This white bean chili recipe is obviously made with white beans, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, chili powder, minced garlic and onions. Comforting, easy, and at the same time vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans white beans, drained
  • 3/4 cup onions, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 15 oz cans chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbs Chili powder
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional ads ons:

  • 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. First you will need a large pot. Add a bit of oil or vegetable broth. Fry onions, minced garlic, and bell pepper for around 3 minutes. Then give the white beans, chili powder, and chopped tomatoes to the mix.
  2. Finally, if you like, add all the optional extras like vegan cream cheese, cumin, jalapenos, corn, or maple syrup.
  3. Cook all at medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve on plates or bowls and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 66.9gFiber: 15.5gSugar: 12.3gProtein: 19.9g
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