Easy Chili Recipes

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It’s chili season! Whether the temperature has started to change in your area or you’re just dreaming of cooler nights, we’re ready to cozy up to some of our favorite chili recipes from white chicken chili recipes to slow cooker chili recipes. And of course we’ve got to have allll the toppings! Let us know which chili recipe is your favorite and save this post for when you’re craving a big hearty bowl of chili this season! ;)

Collage of six easy chili recipes with title text in the center.

1. Classic Homemade Chili

Homemade Chili Recipe

Overhead view of a bowl full of chili with toppings and a spoon in the center.
This is the BEST homemade chili recipe is the ultimate comfort food and is made with simple ingredients like ground beef, beans, and tomatoes.
4.90 from 155 votes
$9.28 recipe / $1.55 serving Get the Recipe

If there’s one chili recipe to keep in your back pocket, it’s definitely a good Classic Homemade Chili! This chili recipe is a Budget Bytes reader-favorite and can be customized in a number of ways to make it your very own.

2. Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Overhead view of a bowl of creamy white chicken chili with toppings and a spoon.
This creamy White Chicken Chili is easy and extra cozy for those cold fall and winter nights. The leftovers are great, too!
4.94 from 31 votes
$12.81 recipe / $1.60 serving Get the Recipe

Creamy White Chicken Chili is a thick and rich chicken and bean stew that’s made with tender chicken, beans, veggies, and a medley of southwest-inspired spices. Easy enough for any weeknight dinner meal.

3. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Easy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Close up overhead view of a bowl full of slow cooker white chicken chili
The slow cooker does all the work with this easy, flavorful, and healthy white chicken chili. This "dump and go" dinner will become a family favorite!
4.77 from 139 votes
$10.23 recipe / $1.71 serving Get the Recipe

This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is the perfect dump-and-go recipe. Add all of your ingredients to the bottom of the slow cooker, set your timer and when you come back you’ll have a big batch of hearty, delicious white chicken chili!

4. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili

This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili makes a huge batch, is packed with flavor and nutrients, and can be made for only about 5 dollars! Budgetbytes.com
This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili makes a huge batch, is packed with flavor and nutrients, and can be made for only about 5 dollars! 
4.91 from 92 votes
$4.64 recipe / $0.77 serving Get the Recipe

Make this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Chili your own with various toppings, and take advantage of this opportunity to use up some leftover vegetables from your fridge!

5. Easy Pumpkin Chili

Easy Pumpkin Chili

Overhead view of a bowl of pumpkin chili with cheese and tortilla chips
Pumpkin chili is hearty but light and packed with fiber and other nutrients. It's the perfect warm and cozy bowl of fall flavors.
4.95 from 55 votes
$9.73 recipe / $1.62 serving Get the Recipe

If you love all things pumpkin then you’ll definitely love this Easy Pumpkin Chili recipe! The pumpkin adds a little earthiness and a subtle sweetness. The perfect recipe to switch things up!

6. Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Side view of turkey chili smothered sweet potatoes in a baking dish, topped with green onion and cilantro
Tender baked sweet potatoes smothered with turkey and bean chili, then topped with melty cheddar. Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet Potatoes are an easy dinner!
4.93 from 28 votes
$9.26 recipe / $2.32 serving Get the Recipe

Turkey Chili Smothered Sweet Potatoes are the perfect mashup between the subtle sweetness of sweet potatoes and the smoky, spicy flavor of the chili. They’re a great pre-portioned meal that’s filling, delicious, and great for weekly meal prep!

7. Chipotle Chicken Chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili or “C3”

This chipotle chicken chili has smoky chipotle peppers, shredded chicken, and hearty beans for a meal that will fill you up and satisfy your taste buds.
5 from 20 votes
$9.51 recipe / $1.19 serving Get the Recipe

If you love a good chicken chili then you definitely have to try this Chipotle Chicken Chili! It brings in lots of flavor courtesy of the sweet-spicy-smokey chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.

8. Weeknight Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

Overhead view of a bowl full of black bean chili with toppings.
This easy and comforting black bean chili is rich, full of warm chili spices, and fast enough to pull together on a busy weeknight. 
4.77 from 89 votes
$9.19 recipe / $1.53 serving Get the Recipe

This Weeknight Black Bean Chili recipe is easy to make, comforting, super filling, and comes together in about 30 minutes!

9. Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

One Pot Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

This rich and comforting One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac and Cheese is the perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. Works great for meal prep! 
4.67 from 145 votes
$8.90 recipe / $1.11 serving Get the Recipe

One pot recipes are just so convenient! This one pot Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac is not only filling and delicious, it’s also perfect for a quick & easy weeknight dinner meal!

10. Chili Cornbread Skillet

Chili Cornbread Skillet

Chili cornbread skillet with some scooped out onto a white plate beside the skillet
This hearty and comforting Chili Cornbread Skillet is an easy, one-pot meal that is sure to make the whole family happy. Freezer friendly!
4.70 from 65 votes
$7.49 recipe / $1.25 serving Get the Recipe

Chili and cornbread just go together like peanut butter and jelly. This Chili Cornbread Skillet combines the best of both worlds! It has all the comfort of a pot of chili, with homemade cornbread baked right on top to avoid excess dishes…WIN!

11. Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili

Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili

This Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect mix of spicy sausage and sweet, creamy sweet potatoes. Easy, filling, and delicious! 
4.86 from 34 votes
$8.63 recipe / $1.44 serving Get the Recipe

Chorizo Sweet Potato Chili combines spicy Mexican chorizo and sweet potatoes together for a super flavorful, rich, and filling chili recipe.

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