Best Vegetarian Chili

Best Vegetarian Chili

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If you're looking for some awesome vegetarian chili recipes, you won't be disappointed with this one. There's no better way to greet cooler weather than with a big bowl of comfort food. This Vegetarian Chili will warm bellies and it's quick to make.


  • 1 cup elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sized zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium sized yellow squash, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (28-ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (16-ounce) canned corn
  • 1 can (4-ounce) chopped mild green chilis
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 cans (15.5-ounce) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained


  1. In 5 quart Dutch oven over medium heat, cook carrots, garlic, and onion in olive oil, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften and brown.
  2. Add zucchini and yellow squash; cook, stirring, until all veggies are tender crisp. Stir in chili and salt; cook 1 minute.
  3. Add tomatoes with their liquid, corn with its liquid, chopped green chilis with their liquid, tomato paste and 2 cups of water. Over high heat, heat to boiling.
  4. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni as label directs and drain. Stir macaroni and beans into chili. Heat through.
  5. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese if desired.

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