Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili is the perfect recipe to enjoy any day of the week. It is the best vegetarian chili that the entire family will love.

Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili

Whether you are trying to cut back on meat, prefer to eat vegetarian or just need something for Meatless Monday, you must try this delicious recipe.

It is light enough to enjoy year round but hearty enough for a cold winter’s day.

I have a meat loving family and they were skeptical of chili without meat. Once they tried this delicious Vegetarian Chili Crock Pot Recipe, they were sold!

It has so much flavor and the jalapenos give it just the perfect amount of heat. Everyone gobbled this chili up! Even I was impressed. 🙂

No one missed the ground beef at all!

This is the best vegetarian chili!

Seriously, this chili is amazing! Once you try this Easy slow cooker vegetarian chili you will see why it is so wonderful.

Not only does it taste amazing but it is so simple. Toss everything in the crock pot and sit back and wait!

It also freezes well for quick lunches later.

The slow cooker does all the work in the best vegetarian chili crock pot recipe!

Let this tasty chili slow cook all day and come home to a delicious dinner everyone will enjoy.

What toppings are good with Spicy Vegetarian Chili crock pot recipe?

Of course the chili is amazing alone but we love a good topping bar around here. We like to load our chili with all sorts of yummy toppings and the kids enjoy it too.

  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • green onion
  • hot sauce
  • fresh lime
  • cilantro
  • diced jalapeno peppers
  • saltine crackers
  • corn chips
  • tortilla chips

Just use whatever you like! We have even just kept it really simple and made this easy homemade cornbread and served the chili with that.

You can also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick. Yum!

Keep in mind that many of the toppings will need to be omitted if gluten free.

This is one of our favorite Vegetarian crock pot recipes!

Everyone enjoys it and it makes dinner time a breeze. Plus, it is easy on the budget.

Crock pot vegetarian chili is frugal!

Seriously no one missed the meat in this recipe and it really was so inexpensive to fix. This is a great way to stretch your grocery budget or even reduce your overall expenses.

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

Let’s make Vegetarian Chili Recipe Crock Pot!

Get ready to be impressed with how wonderful this is and how easy! Even my meat eating family members enjoyed this meal!

That says a lot.

Ingredients for Crock Pot Chili:

  • 3 medium zucchini, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (I use frozen diced onions)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped (I use frozen diced peppers)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 can diced tomato, 14.5 oz
  • 1 can tomato paste,. 12 oz
  • 1 can kidney beans, 15 oz
  • 1 can black beans, 15 oz (beans rinsed and drained)
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups water

How to make Vegetarian chili crock pot healthy:

  1. Add everything in the crock pot. I used a 6 quart crock pot.
  2. Cook on low for for 4 hours or cook on high for 2 hours.

My family declared this the best vegetarian chili recipe winner!

Everyone was so impressed with how this vegetarian chili turned out. We love this chili thick but if you want to make it thinner, just add vegetable stock.

The recipe calls for tomato paste but we have used tomato sauce in a pinch and it was still delicious.

You can also try Vegetarian chili slow cooker recipe sweet potato for a change!

Just add a sweet potato diced to the recipe for a twist on the recipe. Feel free to try a few changes to suit what your family likes.

Another idea is Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili quinoa.

Try adding quinoa to this chili. It really bulks the recipe up and tastes amazing.

Time saving tips for Three bean vegetarian chili slow cooker.

This recipe calls for diced onion and green peppers.  Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions and peppers.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

I love to saute onions and peppers in a little olive oil. So good!

You will need a crockpot for vegetarian chili recipe slow cooker. 

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker if you are making a recipe that calls for meat.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Print this Vegetarian chili slow cooker recipe below:

Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Crock Pot Vegetarian Chili is a tasty recipe that everyone will enjoy. This is the best vegetarian chili that is full of flavor and easy to prepare.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course, Soup
Calories 178
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 can Great Northern White Beans 15 oz (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium zucchini peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 can green chilies (4 oz)
  • 1 can diced tomato 14.5 oz
  • 1 can tomato paste 12 oz
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups water


  • Add everything in the crock pot. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Cook on low for for 4-6 hours or cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Serve warmed topped with your favorite chili toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  Add more water when reheating as the beans will soak up the liquid as it sits. 
If you like spicy chili, add 1 jalapeño (deseeded and diced) to give this chili a little kick! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 178kcal, Carbohydrates 34g, Protein 11g, Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Sodium 652mg, Potassium 1023mg, Fiber 10g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 1674IU, Vitamin C 61mg, Calcium 105mg, Iron 5mg

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