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Easy Quinoa Chili

Need an easy pantry recipe that's delicious and healthy? This Quinoa Chili is easy to make, loaded with flavor, and perfect for a quick dinner. Make it in 30 minutes or less!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 478kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup quinoa dry
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes drained
  • 1 15.5 oz. can black beans drained
  • 1 15.5 oz. can pinto beans drained
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion or 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • dried cilantro to taste
  • salt/pepper to taste


  • Combine the quinoa and diced tomatoes in a stock pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add in the beans, corn, vegetable broth, and tomato sauce.
  • Add in the chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, onion, garlic, cilantro, and salt/pepper.
  • Stir and lower heat.
  • Cover and cook for about 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


-Feel free to sub any veggies you want.
-Serve this recipe with tortilla chips, sour cream, and/or shredded cheese to take it to the next level!


Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g