Love a good vegetarian chili, but you’re short on time? Time to break out the slow cooker for some vegetarian slow cooker chili. By dumping those ingredients into the pot while you have more time, and setting the slow cooker ahead of time, you’ll have a hearty chili ready when you are. The best vegetarian slow cooker chili recipes below keep the robust flavor of chili alive, while they cook without constant supervision.
This thick lentil chili goes good served over quinoa. It packs plenty of flavor, since it contains dry mustard, coriander powder, cumin and chili powder, as just a few of the spices.
Get the recipe: Easy Crockpot Lentil Chili
This super colorful vegetarian chili calls for red onions, avocado and cilantro on top. The chili itself contains quinoa for some added protein. The recipe also calls for one cup of beer for added flavor, though you can also use just extra veggie broth.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili
This recipe allows you to throw in some more unconventional chili additions like mushrooms. It also adds zucchini and squash to the dish. Chili powder and pepper add kick.
Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Veggie Chili
Get a boost of protein with black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans. Chili powder, cumin and Worcestershire sauce add plenty of flavor to this slow cooker favorite. Cook this one on low for eight hours for a chili when you get home from work.
Get the recipe: Three-Bean Vegetarian Chili
This vegetarian slow cooker chili recipe loads in tons of spices, like onion powder. A wide array of veggies like mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn and chili peppers add a hearty vegetable base. There’s even some cornmeal to give the chili a thicker texture.
Get the recipe: Layers of Happiness
The main feature of this dish is, of course, the added cooked quinoa for a pack of protein. This dish also has a rich tomato base to it.
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