This 15 minute Instant Pot vegan chili recipe is made with simple pantry ingredients for an incredibly quick meal. Altogether, this recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make and it all comes together in the Instant Pot for easy cleanup.
This freaky-fast and crazy-good chili is the first Instant Pot recipe I've shared. Because apparently, I've been living under a rock. But I'm here. I've arrived to the Instant Pot party and I'm never leaving. After the first time we used it, we put our rice cooker and crockpot up for sale. Don't need 'em anymore. The Instant Pot does the job of both devices, plus about 10 others. For all my small kitchen peeps out there (hi, same. 🙋), this thing is a necessity.
Now that I've concluded my love letter to the Instant Pot, let's talk about this chili. In the planning stages, this was originally going to be a "Mexican Lasagna Soup." But that's not really how it turned out. The more we played with the recipe, the more it tasted, looked, and smelled like chili. I was craving chili and the heart wants what it wants. So this became a glorious, crazy simple Instant Pot vegan chili recipe that takes 15 MINUTES to make.
How is that possible? Well, first, we sauté the onion in the Instant Pot. Then we add everything else into the pot and cook for 3 minutes. Then, we just release the pressure and let rest for 10 minutes. That's it. That's the entire process.
What this chili lacks in prep, cook, and cleanup time, it makes up for in the flavor department. Loaded with smoky spice, beans and tomato goodness, and big bites of noodle – all things that I'd bet you already have in your pantry. Could this recipe be any easier? Any more weeknight friendly? I think not.
Don't even bother asking what took me so long to get on this Instant Pot bandwagon. Just welcome me to the club and tell me your favorite things to cook with this magical device. Ok? Ok. Also, make this recipe in your Instant Pot and tell me what you think.Print
15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- ½ Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 15 oz. can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (add more if desired)
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 6 oz. lasagna noodles, broken into smaller pieces*
- Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot on sauté mode. Once it says "hot," add onion and cook 2-3 minutes.
- Add black beans, corn, tomato paste, taco seasoning, salt. Stir to combine well.
- Add tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, broth, and lasagna noodles. (Don't forget to break up your noodles prior to adding them!) Stir and submerge lasagna noodles.
- Close the lid and set to pressure cook on manual-high for 3 minutes. After 3 minutes, release the pressure valve and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Open carefully and give the soup a stir. Serve and enjoy!
* I used oven-ready lasagna noodles for this recipe.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cynthia Ann Palomino
So easy and filling. Serve over a bed of greens or over a baked potato or even it for breakfast to keep hunger pains mid morning.
Oh wow!!! So easy, so fast and sooooo tasty!!! I did add some nutritional yeast and tvp (textured vegetable protein) and garnished with cilantro to pop the flavors more!!! Being added to my "definitely having again" list!
Thank you for sharing!
Ohhhh I love the idea of adding nutritional yeast! Thanks for that suggestion. :) So glad you enjoyed this chili!
Thank you for charing your VEGAN recipes! They are delicious, they prevent diabetes and high cholesterol, and they make sense in any culture! Your explanations are very clear and your video's make them look easy to prepare, because they are!
I wish everyone would eat your vegan recipes on a daily basis. There would be a lot less sick people in this world and they would protect our environment against overheating as well.
Thank you again,
Chantal from Antwerp, Belgium.
Thank you for the kind words, Chantal!
I totally agree!!
Tried this recipe out last night and it was a huge hit. Thanks!!!
That's awesome! I'm so glad you liked this chili!
Made this today and it was a hit! Very quick and easy.
Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love how quick it is!
What does the star next to lasagna noodles mean?
Hi Shelly! I used "oven-ready" lasagna noodles. It's in the notes of the recipe for clarification!
Sounds delicious!! can i make this in slow cocker??
Great question! I think you could definitely make it in a slow cooker. I'm not sure about the time or process since I haven't tested it.
What size instapot do you have?
I have a 6 quart!