Creamy White Bean “Chili” Soup


This Creamy White Bean Chili recipe was an official entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free Recipe Contest!

Recipe By: Pam Georges

White Bean Chili Soup Recipe

Creamy White Bean “Chili” Soup
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Serves: 6 to 8 servings
  • ¼ cup dairy-free margarine / buttery spread
  • ½ small onion, diced (or more to taste)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • White pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground oregano
  • 40 oz. mock chicken broth
  • 4 15-oz. cans organic white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large bay leaf
  • Cornstarch mixed in a little water to thicken (a lot or a little--your preference)
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • ½ cup vegan sour cream
  1. Melt dairy-free margarine in a medium-large stockpot. Add onions and celery and sauté for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add diced carrot, salt, white pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes.
  3. Add mock chicken broth, beans, and bay leaf; bring to a boil, lower heat, partially cover and simmer for about 40-60 minutes, gently stirring occasionally (so the beans do not get mashed).
  4. Remove the bay leaf. Bring to a boil, add cornstarch/water mixture to thicken.
  5. Add the coconut milk beverage and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in vegan sour cream
  7. until it melts and is incorporated into the soup. Warm for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with corn bread or any crusty bread or crackers.
Note: This soup, like many soups and stews, gains its full flavor if allowed to sit, in the refrigerator, until the second day.

To Serve: When ready to eat, you may want to top the soup with crumbled vegetarian bacon, vegan cheese, diced onion, diced chili peppers, more vegan sour cream, etc., etc.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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