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Comfort Food Chili Recipes

Serve a crowd-pleasing meal with these comfort food chili recipes, including turkey chili, sweet chili, ground beef chili, bean chili and more.

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Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Chili-Filled Coffin

Here's an easy main dish that's cute enough to double as a Halloween table centerpiece! The hearty meatless chili is spiced up with onion and colorful Serrano and red peppers. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

MVP Chili

MVP Chili

MVP Chili

While chili snobs will argue over what true chili really is, you’ll be enjoying this amazing recipe that brings together many well-loved (if hotly debated) chili ingredients. The Johnsonville Italian Sausage gives the dish an extra boost of flavor and heat that will make all chili fans want more.

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

Tex-Mex Chili with a Cincinnati Twist

“My husband grew up in Cincinnati, where chili is served over spaghetti, and I grew up in the South. This family-pleaser is a mingling of both worlds”…and a great way to make a meal go further. —Stephanie Rabbitt-Schappacher, West Chester, Ohio
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Autumn Pumpkin Chili

Autumn Pumpkin Chili

Autumn Pumpkin Chili

We have this chili often because everyone loves it, even the most finicky grandchildren. It’s also earned thumbs up with family and friends who’ve tried it in other states. It’s a definite “keeper” in my book! —Kimberly Nagy, Port Hadlock, Washington

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

Homemade Cincinnati Chili

The chocolate in this recipe threw me off at first, but now it's the only way I make chili. You'll find layers of delicious flavor in this heartwarming dish. It's well-worth the time it takes! —Joyce Alm, Thorp, Washington

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

I enjoy this comforting chili on its own but it's wonderful spooned over a bed of steamed rice or an extra helping of protein-packed quinoa. —Brynn Rader, Olympia, Washington

Schoolhouse Chili

Schoolhouse Chili

Schoolhouse Chili

When I was a school cook, the students loved my chili because they thought it didn't have beans in it. They didn't know I puree the beans, tomatoes, onions and green pepper to create a tasty, vitamin-packed chili! —Mary Selner, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Speedy Weeknight Chili

Super-easy and great-tasting, this chili makes a big batch of great party fare. I use my food processor to chop up the veggies and cut down on prep time. It’s also very tasty and lower in fat when made with ground turkey breast. —Cynthia Hudson, Greenville, South Carolina.

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Cincinnati-Style Chili

Cincinnati-Style Chili

My husband had this type of chili when visiting a friend in Ohio and was super- thrilled when I made it at home. Our favorite way to serve it is five-way with spaghetti, cheese, onions and beans. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois

Spicy Hearty Chili

Spicy Hearty Chili

Spicy Hearty Chili

"My husband, Jeff, makes THE BEST chili," says Melissa Newman of Danville, Pennsylvania. This recipe is chock-full of healthy vegetables and just enough "heat" to warm you to your toes! TIP: Sometimes the Newmans substitute ground venison or a ground venison-ground beef mix for the ground beef.

Chili with Corn Bread Topping

Chili with Corn Bread Topping

Chili with Corn Bread Topping

Corn bread is the perfect partner for canned chili in the easy warmer-upper for two our Test Kitchen put together.
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