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Vegan Chili Mac Recipe (Plant Based, Gluten Free, High Fiber)

This vegan chili mac recipe is a healthy hearty comfort food loaded with plant protein and fresh vegetables! Great as a meal prep or game day dinner. 

Serve with a slice of thick crusty no-knead bread or cornbread, and top with your favorite toppings: cilantro, crackers, sour cream or coconut cream, and melty cheese. This is one hearty high fiber dinner the whole family will love.

The fall and winter months always give me an excuse to add pumpkin to any meal!  And this pumpkin chili mac recipe is a delicious and hearty bowl that everyone at the table will love.  I love eating pumpkin, it really is one of my favorite foods. Canned pumpkin works great in this chili mac (just make sure you get plain pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix!) or you can make your own puree with fresh pumpkins.

This Healthy Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe Is:

  • Rich
  • Hearty
  • Cozy
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Perfect for Fall or Winter
  • Earthy
  • High Protein
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Make Chili Mac Vegan or Vegetarian for a Healthy Version

This vegan chili mac recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family.

I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

What In This Lentil & Pumpkin Chili Recipe?

Meal Prep This Pumpkin Chili Mac!

You can easily meal prep this vegan pumpkin chili mac by following the below recipe and dividing it into a few equal portions to enjoy throughout the week. I love having a healthy homemade meal ready in my fridge during the busy weekdays. By meal prepping this recipe, you can cook once and have perfectly portioned meals ready to go. I rely heavily on meal prepping and created a whole section of the site to recipes you can meal prep, batch cook, or make ahead.  Heat + eat, you’re all set!

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How Do I Make This Vegan Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe?

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat.  Add the onions and sauté on low for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the carrots, bell pepper, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, and salt to the pot. Stir with a wooden spoon for a minute until the spices have coated the vegetables.
  3. To the pot, add the lentils, vegetable stock, and diced tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook on low heat for 30 minutes or until carrots have cooked through.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree kidney beans, and corn, and stir well to combine.  Add hot sauce if you like a spicier chili.  Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat until chili is hot and simmering.
  5. To serve, add a scoop of the pasta in each bowl, top with a scoop of chili, and add any toppings you like!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Dinner Recipes

This vegan pumpkin chili mac recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

More Healthy Fall Dinner Recipes You’ll Love:

Healthy Mac and Cheese Soup Recipe (High Protein, Vegetarian)

Instant Pot Baked Ziti (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Sheet Pan Chickpea & Root Vegetable Dinner (Vegan, GF)

Lentil Pasta Fagioli Soup (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

& read through my Top 125 Vegan Pantry Staple Ingredients & Recipes that I stock my pantry with!

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Vegan Chili Mac

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This Vegan Chili Mac Recipe is a healthy fall comfort food loaded with plant protein and fresh vegetables! Great as a meal prep or game day dinner.  Serve with a slice of thick crusty bread or cornbread, and top with your favorite toppings: cilantro, crackers, sour cream or coconut cream, and melty cheese.
5 from 4 votes
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 306 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat.  Add the onions and saute on low for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the carrots, bell pepper, chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, and salt to the pot. Stir with a wooden spoon for a minute until the spices have coated the vegetables.
  • To the pot, add the vegetable stock, and diced tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer and cook on low heat for 30 minutes or until carrots have cooked through.
  • Add the kidney beans, and corn, and stir well to combine.  Add hot sauce if you like a spicier chili.  Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat until chili is hot and simmering.
  • To serve, add a scoop of the pasta in each bowl, top with a scoop of chili, and add any toppings you like!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 11gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 415mgPotassium: 654mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 4944IUVitamin C: 63mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
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