Lentil Sweet Potato Chili in a white bowl on a dark wooden table.
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Lentil Sweet Potato Chili

Nothing says comfort meal like this easy and hearty vegetarian / vegan Slow Cooker Lentil Sweet Potato Chili. The perfect way to warm up on a cold day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: vegan chili recipe, vegan lentil chili, vegan slow cooker chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Gwen Leron


  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, chopped
  • 2 x 796ml/28oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 x 398ml/14oz can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dried green lentils (be sure to pick through them for any non-lentil things!)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • diced avocado for garnish (optional)
  • fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4.5 hours
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. More chili powder can be added if you'd like. Give it a taste test and if you find it can use some more, go ahead and add, 1 tsp at a time.


  • This recipe makes a HUGE batch (approximately 12 cups). Luckily, this chili freezes very well. Freeze the leftovers or use them for lunches or another supper later in the week.
  • I use a low sodium vegetable broth and no salt added diced tomatoes.
  • Nutrition info is based on 1 of 6 servings (2 cups per serving). Nutrition info does not include any garnishes and uses 1.5 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of black pepper. Info is only to be used as a rough guide. Click to learn how nutrition info is calculated on this website.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 848mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 7300IU | Vitamin C: 42.1mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 5.2mg