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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #RecipesThatCrock #SeasonalSolutions #CollectiveBias. Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe – simple to make in a crock pot, nutritious and delicious family meal. Just a few ingredients and minimal prep work. Perfect for the colder months of the year.


Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - simple to make in a crock pot, nutritious and delicious meal. Just a few ingredients and minimal prep work. Perfect for the colder months of the year.

Even though it has been officially Fall for a few weeks now, this is the week for a big transition around here – weather is finally getting cold.

Time for some Sweet Potato Lentil Chili.

I did not mind the nice weather and sun at the beginning of autumn.

It is time for some cooler temperatures and comfort foods.

Speaking of comfort foods, I can’t wait to share this Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe.

And speaking of chili, I love making it in the slow cooker.

It is easy, effortless and super delicious.

This is not your typical chili recipe, because there is no meat in it.

This lentil chili is completely vegetarian, but loaded with protein, vitamins and fiber.

It is a great recipe for the mines you want to cook nutritious meatless meal.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - a can of Hunt's® tomatoes.

I love lentils, but for some reason rarely cook them.

In this Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe I used a bag of brown lentils.

They are perfect for slow cooker soups.

When I make a lentil soup without a slow cooker, I usually use orange lentils, because they cook faster.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe- slow cooker filled with all ingredients to make lentil chili.

All you need for today’s Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe are a few simple ingredients – brown lentils, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, seasoning, vegetable stock, jalapeño peppers (optional) and diced tomatoes. I used Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes, that I found at my local Meijer store. It is available at the aisle at Meijer.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - crock pot full with lentil soup and a ladle scooping soup.

Hunt’s® offers the best tomato products.

I always have some cans available in my pantry and use them in soups, stews, sauces and much more.

The quality is outstanding and they taste great!

This Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe c-rocks!

All you need to do is put the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for at least 8 hours.

Perfect for busy families, who love comfort fall soups, but have minimal time to prepare fancy dinners.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - a porcelain bowl with lentil soup garnished with cilantro, lime and jalapeños.

This Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe has turned into a family favorite.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - two bowls with lentil soup and a can of tomatoes on the side. Wish-Bone salad dressing next to it.

Besides the Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes, while at Meijer, I also got some Wish-Bone® Dressing.

(available at the dressings/sauces aisle).

I used it on some roasted mushrooms, that I prepared as a side dish for the Sweet Potato Lentil Chili.

To prepare the mushrooms, you need 1/2 pound of button mushrooms, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper and 1/3 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing.

Marinate the mushrooms in the dressing, salt and pepper mixture for 10 minutes.

Then roast in the oven at 400 F for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a side of Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing.

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - bowl of nutritious, protein and fiber rich brown lentil chili.

Wish-Bone is one of my favorite store-bough dressings.

It is also America’s #1 Italian Dressing Brand. It is the most flavorful and versatile dressings available and definitely worth trying.

This dressing has so many different uses and isn’t only for salads!

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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - white bowl of warm and comforting lentil soup.
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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe

Sweet Potato Lentil Chili Recipe - simple to make in a crock pot, nutritious and delicious meal. Just a few ingredients and minimal prep work. Perfect for the colder months of the year.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 sweet potatoes, about 3 cups diced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 can Hunt's® diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz/411 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups brown lentils
  • 2 tsp chili powder, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or more to taste
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 small jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • fresh cilantro, fo garnishing


  • Add all ingredients to a crock pot. 
  • Cook for at least 8 hours on low, or 5 hours on high. The recipe makes a huge batch, so additional cooking time may be required.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro and sliced jalapeños (optional).


You can add up to 1/2 can of extra tomatoes, depending on the taste you prefer.


Calories: 224kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 546mg, Potassium: 671mg, Fiber: 16g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 4315IU, Vitamin C: 7.8mg, Calcium: 58mg, Iron: 4.7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
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  1. It really is starting to feel like fall now! What a change in weather from last week. Now all I want are comfort foods, and this looks SO good! I haven’t cooked with lentils in the longest time, so this is calling my name. Love it!

  2. Hello, Mira.

    What a perfect timing! I have sweet potatoes stocked in the kitchen. This recipe looks so good. I will definitely try to cook it this week. Hopefully, everyone will love it. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Susie! This is exactly how I came up with this recipe, I’ve made the chili before, but I had some sweet potatoes, I did not know what to make with, so I used them in the soup.

    1. No, I do rinse them though, this is why they look like this on the video. Cooking time may vary, depending on the type of lentils and slow cooker used.

  3. You are showing Italian dressing . 
    What is that used for in this recipe which is not listed in the ingredients list .
    Love to try this recipe.

    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by! The Italian dressing is not used in the chili recipe. There is a recipe in the blog post for roasted mushrooms, where the Italian dressing is used. Hope you like it!