Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

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Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili-this healthy chili recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and a family favorite! And the best part? The slow cooker does most of the work! 

Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

At the beginning of the year, we asked on our Facebook page, “What do you want to see on Two Peas and Their Pod in 2015?” The majority of the people who commented asked for easy and healthy recipes! Several people also asked for meatless and slow cooker recipes. Well, we aim to please so today we are sharing a recipe for Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili! It is easy, healthy, meatless, and made with the slow cooker. BAM! We are meeting all of the requests in one recipe! This recipe should be a hit all-around! Plus, it is DEE-licious! I loved it, Josh loved it, and even little Caleb loved it. He actually said, “Mommy, I like this chili sooooo much!” Made my day!

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We have a few favorite slow cooker recipes, like our Butternut Squash Soup, but we don’t use it as much as we should. I am determined to change that this year. 2015 is going to be the year of the slow cooker at our house. It is officially invited to hangout in our kitchen on a regular basis. Our counter has a VIP parking place for our slow cooker:)

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I love this recipe because the prep is easy and the slow cooker does all of the work. You don’t have to cook anything first, just dump all of the ingredients into the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

Another reason I love this chili, the ingredients are basic and I bet you have most of them on hand. Our Smith’s (Kroger) had a case lot sale at the beginning of the year and we stocked up on diced tomatoes, black beans, red beans, and vegetable broth. We can make this chili all winter long! Yay! I love Kroger’s line of products because they are high quality and don’t break the bank!

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We are trying to eat more veggies at our house this year, it is one of our Little Victories, so I added sweet potatoes and peppers to the chili! I love the boost of color, flavor, and nutrition they add!

I cooked the chili on high in our slow cooker and it took a little over five hours. I love that our slow cooker made us dinner while I did absolutely nothing. Well, I entertained two boys all day so by the time dinner rolled around I was exhausted and so glad I didn’t have to cook dinner! I am really loving this slow cooker thing!

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We topped our chili with green onion, avocado, and tortilla chips! Caleb loved dipping his chips into his bowl of chili. All of the peas give this chili two thumbs up!

If you are looking for an easy and healthy slow cooker recipe, give our Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili a try! I am going to make it again so I can put some away in the freezer. Yep, it freezes well too! This chili really is the best!

And don’t forget to enter our Little Victories Giveaway with Kroger! There are $2500 worth of prizes!

Are you celebrating lots of Little Victories this month? I sure hope so! Let us know what healthy changes you are making this year! We hope your 2015 is off to a healthy and happy start! And if you need an extra push, make this Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili! It is a great recipe for the new year! Lots of healthy goodness going on in one bowl!


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Slow Cooker Vegan Sweet Potato Chili

This healthy chili is one of our favorites and the best part? The slow cooker does all of the work!
4.92 from 12 votes


  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 2 small sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz cans Kroger black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15 oz cans Kroger red beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15 oz cans Kroger diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups Kroger vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Toppings-chopped green onion avocado, and tortilla chips, if desired


  • 1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, add the onion, peppers, sweet potatoes, garlic, beans, tomatoes, broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • 2. Cover and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender, on high for 5 to 6 hours or on low for 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3. Serve the chili warm with green onion, avocado, and tortilla chips, if desired.
  • Note-this chili freezes well.

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  1. Hi, Maria! We LOVE chili, and after we devoured your healthy turkey chili not long ago, and I think that we MUST give this recipe a try. Looks delicious, and I agree – healthy, easy recipes are the best kind! 🙂


    I hope that you have a great week and that you are staying warm.

  2. I love how this chili is both vegan & gluten-free. Thanks! And just the idea of the slow cooker doing most of the work makes me so happy so I can fold laundry and watch Downton Abbey instead.

  3. I gotta say that Meatless Monday has never looked so tasty! I am LOVING that this is made in the slow cooker…and I can only imagine how creamy those sweet potatoes make it! Gimme!
    Pinned 🙂

  4. Yes! Looks like this one will be added to one of our next weekly meal plans. Love sweet potatoes, and anything in the slow cooker is a bonus to me. Thank you!

  5. MAKING! But I think I’m going to use Butternut squash instead of sweet potato (Josh claims to not like sweet potatoes ;)). So yum!

  6. YUM! Love the addition of sweet potatoes in chili. This sounds perfect for the crazy winter weather we’re having today – pinned!

  7. This is just in time…I’m making dinner for a vegan friend and I’ve been looking for some hearty but healthy recipes…I think this one is a winner! Thanks!

  8. I love that your slow cooker has a VIP parking place! Too funny. Also – my strategy for feeding my kids is to always have something to eat that can be dipped into something else. Ha ha! This is perfect.

  9. This looks great! I have been working hard on eating more veggies. Soups and stews are such an easy way to do that. This one is so pretty too! What a great idea. Thanks!

  10. This looks great. Love easy slow cooker recipes like this one. Going into a Real Food Meal Plan ASAP!

  11. This looks soooo good! I can’t wait to try it! What kind of camera do you have, your pictures always look so good!

  12. I love the idea of a reserved parking space for your slow cooker on the counter. Also, sweet potato in chili is always a win!

  13. Maria we love chili and I was kind of getting bored with the same old chili recipe I always make!!This looks so delicious!!

  14. I’ve been making a recipe like this for years but it also includes some fruit: diced pineapple and granny smith Apple. You should give it a try!

  15. I am in love with this! Literally, in the last week I tried sweet potato again after a few years not liking it and I now ADORE it, I want to make all the sweet potato things and this chili is going on my list!

  16. I made a pot of this Chili and took some to work…..THEY LOVED IT, AS DID I. I added just a touch of Chipotle to it also.

  17. WOW’! Incredibly easy and healthy. This is perfect for the miserable winter weather. I have also already included this in my diet plan for this month! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  18. this was absolutely delicious!!! and so so so easy. I didn’t have time to put it in my slow cooker so cooked it on the stovetop. I will definitely be making again and again.

  19. Just couldn’t resist making this today as I bought a full bag of 8 large sweet potatoes a few days ago, on sale for $2.00. It is smelling fabulous, whole house smells inviting!!!!

  20. I made this in my slow cooker overnight last night. When my little “peas” woke up they couldn’t believe how good the house smelled. And frankly neither could I. Can’t wait to get home to dinner tonight.

  21. I love the idea of a reserved parking space for your slow cooker on the counter. Also, sweet potato in chili is always a win!

  22. 5 stars
    That looks great! I’m going to try it.Love the recipe
    Omg! Thank you SO much! I made this at home and it was delicious! A lot of other vegan chili recipes seem very complicated. This one is easy peasy and SO worth it. It also was VERY inexpensive and will last a few days

  23. I will try this tomorrow…but want to say my grandmother was a Lichty..I would love to know if we are related….from Traverse City, MI. Her daughter, Lucy Lichty married a Lather and that is my maiden name. I am now living in McBain, MI. Would appreciate if you would respond! Thanks so much…and am sure will love your recipes!
    The turkey recipe will be my first.
    Sincerely, Blanche