Though winter is barely halfway over and the days keep getting colder and colder, it’s important to think about one of the the highlights of winter: Chili! Chili is great whether you’re eating it as a stew, poured over pasta with layers and layers of cheese, baked in a crescent or even on top of a hot dog, this delicious and comforting food is great on or with just about anything. So whether you’re planning a chili cook-off party or just need new ideas for dinner, here are some great ideas on how to use chili in your recipes:



Just regular chili is great for any occasion. Whether you’re making a delicious stew to keep you and your family warm or whipping up some for game day celebrations, you can’t go wrong with good old chili!

Cincinnati Chili

It’s Skyline time! Anyone who knows and loves chili, knows that Cincinnati chili is one of the best whether it’s added to a pile of spaghetti, hot dog or even rolled up in a tortilla piled with a large amount of shredded cheddar cheese. Add in some oyster crackers to the meal and you’ll be dining like a true Cincinnatian with this recipe!

Cheesy Chili Bombs

If you’re looking for a more fun and kid friendly way to serve up your chili, try serving it wrapped in a crescent roll. These are sure to be delicious and disappear fast!

Chili Tortellini

Add a new touch to your chili recipe by adding in some cheese tortellini. This takes a new spin on chili mac and is sure to be a new family favorite in no time!

White Bean Chicken Chili

This recipe gives you a lighter and healthier option to chili. With it’s use of white beans and chicken it’s sure to give you a nice chili flavor without making you feel too full.


Frito Chili Pie

This seems to be the ultimate comfort recipe with layers of chili and fritos topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Just take a fork and dig in and forget about the calories! Yum!

Vegetarian Chili

If you don’t eat meat, that doesn’t mean you should miss out on the greatness of chili. Here’s a delicious vegetarian chili recipe you can whip up to enjoy the comforts of chili during the winter!

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

If you want more of a creamier chili try using chicken and cream cheese in your recipe. This recipe takes about five minutes to pull together and even cooks in the crockpot so you don’t have to worry too much about it.

Chili Dog Crescents

Taking a new spin on chili dogs, these chili crescent dogs are sure to be delicious! It’s hard to go wrong with anything wrapped in a flaky crescent with cheese!

Chili Cream Cheese Dip

This dip is extremely simple to put together and combines two great ingredients: chili and cream cheese! Serve with Fritos or tortilla chips and you have a perfect chip and dip combo. This is sure to be a game day favorite, but you might want to make two dishes as it’s sure to go fast!


When in doubt, just add some cheese, oyster crackers or onions to your chili and you’ll be good to go! For all your chili needs make sure to visit your local Sparkle Market for all of your ingredients!