Vegan White Bean Chili

Bold, rich and creamy vegan white bean chili is quick and easy to make as a deliciously satisfying dinner any night of the week. This no-fail one pot recipe is made entirely with wholesome plant-based ingredients for a warm and hearty meal that’s ready in only 30 minutes!

overhead close up view bowl with white bean chili with crushed tortilla chips and avocado with gold spoon on the side

When it’s chilly weather, it’s chili weather!

There’s just nothing cozier than curling up with a big bowl of warm, hearty chili on a Fall or Winter night. Sometimes you need some spicy Easy Vegan Chili with Sriracha in your life to fight off the cold… and sometimes you need something creamy, tangy, and vibrant to fill you up and put pep in your step.

This easy vegan white bean chili recipe is made using one pot, plus an immersion or standing blender to get just the right thick and rich texture. Prep is a breeze, and from start to finish you only need about 30 minutes. So before you know it you’re saying buh-bye to that frosty feeling and hello to happy cozy tastiness!

overhead top view of ingredients, chopped green bell peppers white beans corn canned chiles frozen corn oat milk and spices

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Yellow onion
  • Bell peppers
  • Green chiles
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Cayenne – optional
  • Salt
  • Vegetable broth
  • Oat milk
  • Frozen corn
  • Canned white beans
  • Lime juice
overhead top view large pot with vegetable broth, white beans, onions and peppers, spices, and oat milk

How to Make the Best Vegan White Bean Chili

This one pot plant-based chili recipe is ready in only 30 minutes.

  1. First, add oil to a large pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onions and green bell peppers, and sautee for about 8 minutes until soft.
  3. Now stir in the green chiles and seasonings.
  4. Add vegetable broth, stir, and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Stir in oat milk, and the rinsed and drained white beans. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup just a bit. Blending makes the soup thick and creamy, but you still want beans to be intact to keep the chili nice and chunky.
  6. Lastly, mix in the frozen corn and lime juice. Simmer for a couple of minutes until the corn is heated. Then taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.

To use a standing blender instead of an immersion blender: transfer two ladlefuls of the soup (try to get plenty of beans in there) into the blender, cover, and blend for just a couple of seconds. Be sure to check and see if your blender can handle high heat, otherwise you’ll need to let the soup cool for several minutes before blending.

top view two bowls of vegan white bean chili on a white background with gold spoon and green napkins on the side, bowls topped with crushed tortilla chips, avocado, and chopped cilantro

Serving Suggestions

There are all kinds’a yummy toppings that are great to load onto a warm bowl of vegan white bean chili!

My dreamy bowl of creamy chili seen here is topped with chopped cilantro, diced avocado, and crushed tortilla chips. Lime wedges, sliced green onions, and sliced jalapenos are other delicious goodies that are great to add.

I also highly suggest serving a bowl of tortilla chips or a plate of fresh vegan cornbread on the side!

How long does homemade white bean chili last?

This is a fantastic one pot recipe to make ahead and enjoy for daaays. The flavors continue to meld and taste even more bold as they snuggle together in the fridge!

Let leftovers cool and transfer to an airtight container, and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Now, you can freeze vegan white bean chili – but you’ve got to do it right. Creamy bases, like oat milk, don’t hold up too well when frozen and reheated. So if you plan to freeze, only make the soup through step #4 and do not add the oat milk or beans.

After the soup base cools, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the soup in the fridge overnight and then reheat on the stovetop. Once it comes to a gentle simmer, then stir in the oat milk and beans, and continue with the rest of the recipe steps.

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overhead close up view bowl with white bean chili with crushed tortilla chips and avocado with gold spoon on the side

Vegan White Bean Chili

Bold, rich and creamy vegan white bean chili is an easy one pot recipe to make as a deliciously satisfying dinner in only 30 minutes!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Mains
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy vegan soup, dairy free white bean chili, easy vegan dinner, vegan chili recipe, vegan one pot recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Amanda

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 4-ounce can green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 14.5-ounce cans white beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice

Toppings (optional):

  • fresh cilantro chopped
  • avocado peeled, pitted, and diced
  • tortilla chips crumbled

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add onion and green bell pepper. Sautee until soft (about 8 minutes).
  • Add green chilis and seasonings. Stir well.
  • Add vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Mix in oat milk and white beans. Use an immersion blender and blend just a little bit. The soup should be creamy yet chunky. You can also transfer some of the soup to a blender and blend until smooth then pour it back into the soup pot.
  • Mix in corn and lime juice. Cook until heated through. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.

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Notes

Let leftovers cool and transfer to an airtight container, and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you plan to freeze, only make the soup through step #4 and do not add the oat milk or beans.
After the soup base cools, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the soup in the fridge overnight and then reheat on the stovetop. Once it comes to a gentle simmer, then stir in the oat milk and beans, and continue with the rest of the recipe steps.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.4g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Sodium: 954mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 7.3g | Sugar: 11.3g | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 5mg

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