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15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili


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.

15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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 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.

15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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.


15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili

15 Minute Instant Pot Vegan Chili - The easiest chili EVER. Dump everything into the instant pot, wait 15 minutes, and enjoy. Completely vegan with gluten free option.
  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 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*


  1. Heat olive oil in the Instant Pot on sauté mode. Once it says “hot,” add onion and cook 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add black beans, corn, tomato paste, taco seasoning, salt. Stir to combine well.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Open carefully and give the soup a stir. Serve and enjoy!


* I used oven-ready lasagna noodles for this recipe.

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  • Debi
    December 29, 2019

    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!

    • thefitchen
      January 3, 2020

      Ohhhh I love the idea of adding nutritional yeast! Thanks for that suggestion. :) So glad you enjoyed this chili!

  • Chantal Alenus
    August 23, 2019

    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.

    • thefitchen
      August 28, 2019

      Thank you for the kind words, Chantal!

    • Debi
      December 29, 2019

      I totally agree!!

  • Leah
    April 30, 2019

    Tried this recipe out last night and it was a huge hit. Thanks!!!

    • thefitchen
      May 5, 2019

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad you liked this chili!

  • Vivian Myers
    January 5, 2019

    Made this today and it was a hit! Very quick and easy.

    • thefitchen
      January 6, 2019

      Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I love how quick it is!

  • Shelly
    December 6, 2018

    What does the star next to lasagna noodles mean?

    • thefitchen
      December 10, 2018

      Hi Shelly! I used “oven-ready” lasagna noodles. It’s in the notes of the recipe for clarification!

  • Ashley -
    August 17, 2018

    Sounds delicious!! can i make this in slow cocker??

    • thefitchen
      August 22, 2018

      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.

  • Andrea
    August 8, 2018

    What size instapot do you have?

    • thefitchen
      August 14, 2018

      I have a 6 quart!