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Skillet of Easy Vegan Pizza Chili

Easy Vegan Pizza Chili

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Chili, Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A fun twist on a classic American comfort food dish, this Easy Vegan Pizza Chili is a delicious pizza flavored chili base loaded with veg and beans that is sure to get rave reviews.



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, fine dice (optional) *
  • 1 green bell pepper, small dice
  • ½ red bell pepper, small dice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. jar ] mild salsa *
  • 1 ½ cups pizza sauce *
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] kidney beans, drained and rinsed *
  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] pinto beans, drained and rinsed *

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons regular chili powder *
  • ½ to 1 teaspoons sea salt (+/- ) *

Serving Ideas:

  • Baked potato
  • Steamed rice
  • Tortilla chips
  • Avocado chunks


  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. In a large ceramic/enamel-lined Dutch oven or similar stock pot, add the diced onions, red and green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers; sauté over medium heat until they begin to soften, approximately 7 to 9 minutes.  Add a couple of tablespoons or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning.
  3. Add the minced garlic, sauté for one minute.
  4. Add all Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb mix, stir well to combine. Bring to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer.  Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the onions and peppers are perfectly tender.  Remove from the stove.
  5. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to marry. Serve over a baked potato, with steam rice, or accompanied with tortilla chips and/or avocado chunks.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings: 4 to 5