23 of the Best Cozy Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm All Season Long (2024)

Looking for a new favorite chili recipe? Or maybe you need a new chili recipe for a game day party. We've got delicious homemade chili recipes ready for you to try! Ideas for spicy chili recipes, vegetarian chili recipes, and creamy chicken chili recipes will inspire your next meal. With these takes on chili, you'll have plenty of options to keep you warm and cozy throughout the cool fall and winter months.

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Copycat Turkey Chili

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Our Test Kitchen's turkey chili recipe is inspired by the famous Panera version you love ordering. With mostly cans involved in the long ingredient list, this (almost) dump dinner comes together in less than an hour, so it's perfect for busy weeknights. As one BHG reviewer raves, "This is one of the chili recipes we make on repeat come fall and winter because everyone loves it."

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Spicy White Chili

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A pinch of cayenne delivers mild heat, while shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream enrich the white-bean broth. To make this soup budget-friendly and hearty, make it a turkey chili recipe by using up your leftover Thanksgiving bird. Or if you've got a rotisserie chicken on hand, use that for easy prep.

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Texas Chuck Roast Chili

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This Texas chili recipe gets tons of meaty flavor from a boneless beef chuck roast. Though if you'd prefer ground beef, there's info on how to substitute it. To achieve the thick texture, we've added some Masa Harina (corn flour) to the base. Use the instructions for the slow cooker version or the pressure cooker version to best suit your schedule.

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Jalapeño Popper Chili

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If you love ordering jalapeño poppers, this creamy chili recipe is perfect for you. Adding fresh jalapeños, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese to the chili echoes the flavors of the game-day favorite. Top each bowl with a piece of crispy bacon for extra texture and flavor.

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Chili-Pasta Skillet

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For a chili recipe that's extra hearty, add just a little bit of pasta. Two ounces is all that's called for here so the recipe is still a chili recipe at its core, but with a flourish of a macaroni for a family-friendly change-up.

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Pork Rib Chili with Corn Bread

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This is one of our more unusual chili recipes but it looks and tastes familiar, so it's a low-risk new recipe to add to your repertoire. What makes it unusual? For starters pork ribs are the meat used instead of ground meat. Then we also add fresh poblano peppers and a bit of brewed coffee (yes, coffee) for deep flavor. Everything comes together in your slow cooker—even the corn bread, which you add for the last hour.

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Veggie Chili Verde with Seitan Crumbles and Lager

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Ground seitan (wheat gluten) gives this vegan chili recipe a "meaty" texture even carnivores can enjoy. Give your chili bowl an extra punch of flavor by topping with fresh cilantro, green onion, and cherry tomatoes. Since this is a beer chili, you should probably serve it with some cold brews.

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In-Your-Sleep Chili

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This simple chili recipe is true to its name: anyone can make it. Grab your five ingredients and throw them in the slow cooker for a meal so easy, you could practically make this one in your sleep. All you'll need is your favorite toppings and you're ready to dig in.

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Southwestern Meatball Chili

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Bookmark this quick weeknight meal. Refrigerated meatballs, frozen mixed veggies, quick-chopped tomatoes, and spices are all you need for a family-pleasing chili dinner in less than 30 minutes.

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Pork and Poblano Green Chili

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To keep this green chili recipe extra green, use poblano peppers and a green bell pepper in addition to the salsa verde (that's green salsa). Then top with fresh cilantro for a bright green garnish, if you like.

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Game Day Chili

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There are few dishes that scream football season as chili does. Get your home tailgate party going with this delicious slow cooker chili recipe. The beef chili is accompanied by some sweet and smoky spices. Bittersweet chocolate and dried plums sweeten and thicken the mix while balancing the spiciness in this all-time favorite game day recipe.

Harvest Chili

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With harvest in the name, this is obviously one seasonal recipe you don't want to skip. Cayenne and chili powder add heat to the mix of chicken-apple sausage, butternut squash, and Granny Smith apples. Ladle it onto a bed of polenta for a satisfying one-dish dinner.

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Mexican-Inspired Chili

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Add bigger flavor to your chili by using Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, diced green chiles, and plenty of chili powder and cumin. We love letting the flavors come together for hours in the slow cooker, but you could also cook this recipe on the stovetop, if you prefer.

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Vegetarian Green Chili

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Cilantro, spinach, edamame, and green onions send a healthy message in this vegetarian chili recipe. Oh, and it's also got some rice and creamy avocado to make it extra filling. A jar of salsa verde is a time-saving ingredient that makes this chili unique.

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New World Chili

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For a pleasing twist on slow cooker chili, try this pumpkin-packed turkey chili recipe that also stars dried cranberries and jalapeño peppers. It's a fall recipe you'll definitely make every year (if not more!).

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Pineapple Pork Chili

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Pineapple in chili may sound like one of the more unique chili recipes out there, but the balance of slightly sweet with the spice and succulence of chili is a flavor combo you'll want to try. The pineapple garnish is optional, so the only "special" ingredient you need is pineapple salsa. By the way, the entire recipe requires only 5 ingredients!

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Kickin' Chicken Chili

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Try something new with chicken breasts. Here they contribute to a terrific chili recipe, especially when mixed with green salsa, bell peppers, onion, beans, and diced tomatoes. Make this one on a Sunday and enjoy the leftovers for easy lunches the next few days.

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Chili Mac

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Two childhood classics (macaroni and chili) combine in this easy one-pot dinner. And with the help of your Instant Pot or slow cooker, this recipe couldn't get much easier! Just remember to cook the pasta separately and save it for serving time so it doesn't get mushy. Top with corn chips for some crunch.

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Pulled Pork Skillet Chili

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Chili can be made on a skillet, too. Hearty and flavorful, this chili will warm you on even the most blustery of winter evenings. What really sets this dish apart, however, is the brilliant addition of cornbread dumplings right on top of your dish.

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Wasatch Mountain Chili

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Hominy, chicken, and Great Northern beans create a tantalizing trio for your tastebuds in this jazzed up white chili recipe. For even more flavor, dress up each serving with green salsa, tortilla chips, and fresh cilantro. Bonus: this quick-cooking chili only takes 15 minutes to prepare.

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Summer Chili

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This quick chili recipe is a pantry favorite. In just 20 minutes, you'll have a comforting bowl filled with ingredients you likely already have on hand. Toss canned beans, frozen corn, and canned tomatoes into the pot to create a new take on classic chili.

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All-American Chili

All-American Chili

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Beef, beans, tomato things, and spices—this is the classic chili recipe so many crave. Of course you can make it your own by adding your favorite toppings, but you can't go wrong with a quick-to-make boxed corn bread mix.

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Beefy No-Bean Chili

Beefy No-Bean Chili

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Whether you try to eat Paleo or just don't like beans in your chili, this no-bean chili recipe is one to try. Beef and beef broth add the savory elements while a full cup of shredded cabbage per serving adds freshness.

23 of the Best Cozy Chili Recipes to Keep You Warm All Season Long (2024)
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