Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa

Fall means football, and football means chili!  In today’ case, it’s Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa. Whether you’re watching a football game or enjoying time around the table with family, nothing beats a soul-satisfying bowl of chili during cooler weather.

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili for Vegetarians


Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today’s tour of wonderful fall recipes. I had every intention of baking something, but I had such a craving for chili and watching football. My Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa is perfect for vegetarians. It has just the right amount of heat and a bit of sweetness if you choose to add brown sugar, like I did.

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa


On cooler damp days, like we’re experiencing right now here in Illinois, soup and chili are good choices to warm your soul. If you love butternut squash, you’ll love this chili regardless if you’re a carnivore or herbivore.

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa

Here’s the recipe. I made extra quinoa to use in a salad tomorrow.

Make sure to visit my blogging friends below for their yummy fall recipes!

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili for Vegetarians
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Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa


  • 2 pounds butternut squash peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 cups vegetable broth divided
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-3 tablespoons brown sugar optional


  1. Heat 1/4 cup of vegetable broth in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, chipotles, and butternut squash to the pot, cooking for about 10 minutes and stirring occasionally. Add more vegetable broth if mixture gets dry. Add the bell pepper, cooking for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add black beans, pinto beans, diced tomatoes with liquid, the remaining vegetable broth, quinoa, and all of the spices. Add the brown sugar if you prefer a bit of sweetness. Otherwise, you can omit it. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together. Bring to a simmer and let cook for about 10 minutes, or until butternut squash is cooked through. Serve immediately.

Seasonal Simplicity Fall DIY Tour - 2018


Be sure to visit the other bloggers who are also sharing a fabulous fall recipe with you today!

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Gluten Free Gnocchi with Butternut Squash, Sausage and Arugula at Willow Street Interiors
Easy Vegan Cranberry Cream Cheese Loaf and Almond Crackers at Zevy Joy


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  1. We’re getting a big dump of snow today, so I’d love a bowl for lunch! Looks so delicious 🙂

  2. Thank you Jennifer for joining the blog hop. That chili looks good for a cold day!

  3. Good Afternoon Jennifer, Thank you so much for this recipe… I am not a vegetarian, but I love vegetarian meals, so this recipe is perfect for me.
    Sorry I have not visited in a while, but I had to take a little blogging break.
    Best wishes

  4. My husband would love this!! He just loves chili hehe

  5. I’m drooling! Definitely making this for Luke and myself. Thanks for the recipe.

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