20+ Cozy Chili Recipes

Can you believe fall is almost here? With the coming of cooler weather, I have been all about the chili recipes!

These are the best chili recipes! From basic chili recipes to white chicken chili, these recipes are perfect for game day or any day!

On a cool fall day, there is nothing better than a steaming bowl of chili topped with cheese! Chili can be made with or without beans. From chicken, beef, pork or even chickpeas.

Some chilis have veggies, others none. There are so many types of chili that it is really impossible to say one is the best and rest are duds. Instead, respect each recipe and give them all some love.

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Slow Cooker Chili and Instant Pot Chili

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Instant Pot Chili Recipe

4.50 from 26 votes
Instant Pot Chili is a gold star chili. A simple chili recipe using jalapeño, chili seasoning, beans and beef ready in just 20 minutes!
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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

5 from 5 votes
Zesty White Chicken Chili is made with hearty beans, tender chicken thighs, and a creamy broth, all in the slow cooker. A great alternative to tomato and beef chili.
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Pineapple Black Bean Chili in a blue bowl

Slow Cooker Pineapple Black Bean Turkey Chili

This Slow Cooker Pineapple Black Bean Turkey Chili is a healthy chili recipe that has a little sweet flavor to balance the kick of spice!
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Slow Cooker Pizza Chili

This Slow Cooker Pizza Chili is loaded with ground beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, and zesty spices. It’s a fun twist on a classic comfort dish that will keep you coming back for more!
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Crockpot Creamy Pumpkin Chili

This Crockpot Creamy Pumpkin Chili has all the best savory flavors of fall wrapped up into one delicious chili!
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Vegan Cranberry Chili

This Vegan Cranberry Chili with Cinnamon and Cocoa is a warming, cozy fall or winter dinner that the whole family will love!
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Italian Style Instant Pot Beef Chili

This Italian Style Instant Pot Beef Chili is a bean free, paleo friendly chili with robust Italian flavours – ready in only 30 minutes!
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Skyline Chili Recipe (Cincinnati Chili)

3.27 from 19 votes
A Cincinnati favorite, This EASY Skyline Chili is easy to make and can be served over noodles and with piles of cheddar cheese on top!
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Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac

The brown sugary sweetness if this Sweet and Spicy Chili Mac hits first followed by the perfect amount of heat! It’s sure to become a cool weather favorite!
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Creamy White Chicken Chili

Thick, rich and hearty, Creamy White Chicken Chili is the ultimate in flavorful comfort food. Made with whole ingredients that are healthy and satisfying, this easy chili recipe tastes like it simmered all day but is ready in just 30 minutes.
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Low Carb Chili

Celebrate Game Day with this hearty Beef Chili Recipe. This Low Carb Chili Recipe is full of flavor, perfect for warming you up on cold winter days and is especially great for a potluck party.
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Jackfruit chili in a whote bowl topped with sour cream

Jackfruit Chili

This Jackfruit Chili is slow cooked in a crockpot to bring out all of its delicious flavors. It’s the perfect cozy meal for cooler weather!
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Stove Top Chili Recipes

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Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

4.86 from 7 votes
This EASY Sweet Potato Chili is the perfect Meatless Monday weeknight dinner! It's simple to make plus freezer and meal prep friendly.
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Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili

4.09 from 46 votes
Blue Ribbon Award Winning Chili is, you guessed it, a chili cook-off winning recipe! A robust and rich stew loaded with beef, sausage, bacon and tons of vegetables. The best chili recipe ever! #awardwinningchili #bestchilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com 
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This Simple Chili only takes 30 minutes to throw together and will leave you wanting more. Lean beef, a blend of beans and spices, plus tomatoes and peppers make this packed with healthy ingredients. #simplechili #homemadechili #easychilirecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Simple Chili

4.60 from 5 votes
Simple Chili Recipe- this easy chili recipe is one of the best chili recipes around! Only 30 minutes to make, this healthy recipe doesn’t even need a crockpot!
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Red Beef Chili uses chunks of steak and simmers them to tender perfection in a chili tomato sauce. Serve over rice, noodles or as a stew. #bestchilirecipe #bobbyflay #redbeefchili www.savoryexperiments.com

Steak Chili

4.34 from 3 votes
Red Beef Chili uses chunks of steak and simmers them to tender perfection in a chili tomato sauce. Serve over rice, noodles or as a stew. 
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Buffalo chicken chili in a white bowl topped with blue cheese

Buffalo Chicken Chili

This Buffalo Chicken Chili is the perfect way to warm up a cold night. It’s a super easy meal that combines the ultimate game day snack – buffalo wings – with the ultimate comfort food!
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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Quinoa

This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili with Quinoa is a hearty vegetarian chili that’s full of protein and flavor!
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Cincinnati chili topped with crackers

Cincinnati Chili

This Cincinnati chili recipe is a delicious version of the infamous Skyline chili that you can make at home. And with just a few steps to make, it’s one of the easiest family dinners you’ll make all year!
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Copycat Wendy’s Chili

If you like copycat recipes, you will LOVE this! An easy to make copycat Wendy’s Chili recipe that you can make right at home.
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Hot dog chili on grilled hot dogs

Best Hot Dog Chili

No chili dog is complete without the Very Best Hot Dog Chili! Quick and easy, this homemade hot dog chili sauce is better than anything you’ll ever buy at the neighborhood hot dog cart!
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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