Savory Comfort Foods – Chili Recipes


One of the most savory comfort foods around is a good, hearty bowl of hot chili. And there are so many wonderful ways you can make chili, it is arguably one of the most versatile foods around. You can make it with meat, grains, beans, and even pumpkin and sweet potato and you can make it spicy hot, or sweet and mild or you can make it as healthy as can be, or completely rich and decadent, but no matter how you make it, chili recipes are always warm and welcoming savory comfort foods.


What We Have Done To Help You With savory Comfort Foods…..

We pulled together some amazing chili recipes, as savory comfort food, in the following collection. You’ll find vegan chilis, healthy chilis, and chilis that invite you to serve them alongside a huge warm piece of buttered cornbread. Each of these recipes sounds amazing to me. So amazing, in fact, that I simply can’t decide which one I would make first. Between you and me, I may have to try them all.


If You Decide To Try One Of Our Savory Comfort Foods With Our Recipes……

I would love to hear about it if you try any of the following chili recipes. The ultimate in cold-weather, savory comfort foods, you simply can’t go wrong with chili!


1. Slow Cooker Vegan Chili With Three Beans – The Gardening Cook

This vegan chili is made in the slow cooker for the ultimate convenience of cooking. A tasty combination of beans, tomato, corn, and a wonderful variety of spices, this chili spends the day cooking while you’re at work so when you get home, all you need to do is eat!


2. White Chicken Chili – Lil Luna

Quick to make – in 30 minutes or less – this scrumptious chili joins shredded chicken, great northern beans, green chili, and a tasty variety of spices. Pair with some cornbread or a nice salad for a complete comfort food meal that you can feel good about serving!




3. End of Summer Chicken Chili – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Whether you dread the end of summer or look forward to it, this chicken chili will give you a reason to celebrate. Rich with vegetables, this chili consists of a wide variety of summer vegetables – and chicken, of course. If you garden, it will give you a lovely chance to use up some of your produce. And if you don’t, it might make you want to start! Happy Harvest!


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4. Vegan Black Bean Chili With Sweet Potato – Life Love Liz

Here is a vegan chili is a scrumptious combination of sweet potatoes and black beans. The tasty combination of spices, including smoked paprika, creates a flavor so rich, even meat-eaters will love every tasty bite!


5. Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili – That’s What Che Said

If you want some chili that takes as it cooked for hours, but you only have a tiny bit of time, this Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili is a dream come true. The Instant Pot uses pressure to cook up this amazing combination of vegetables, spices, and quinoa. Thick, hearty, and comforting, this chili is like a warm hug!


6. Easy 30 Minute Turkey Chili – Averie Cooks

This easy-to-make chili only takes about 30 minutes to throw together and offers a great opportunity to use up some leftover turkey after Thanksgiving or Christmas. Beans, peppers, onions, and more bring all kinds of warmth and comfort to this dish, making it an excellent cold-weather meal!


7. Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili – A Pumpkin and a Princess

If you look forward to pumpkin season every year, you’ll be thrilled to learn about this delicious chili. A combination of beans, peppers, and pumpkin comes together in your slow cooker, creating a chili that is thick, creamy, and comforting. The ultimate Autumn meal, you’ll want to make this chili over and over again.


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8. Green Enchilada Pork Chili – Lil Luna

With scrumptious tender pork pieces, green salsa, veggies, tortilla chips, and cheese, this Green Enchilada Pork Chili sounds like a bowl of heaven. You might want to make extra, just so you have plenty of leftovers to enjoy for another meal!


9. Creamy Enchilada Chili – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

This tantalizing chili is described as “enchiladas without the tortillas”. If you love enchiladas but want to avoid the tortillas, you clearly need this chili in your life. Spicy, creamy, and thick with meat, beans, and corn, this comforting chili is perfect for your company – or a simple quiet evening at home!


10. 30-Minute Cinnamon and Black Bean Loaded Chili – Averie Cooks

If you are as intrigued as I am by the thought of cinnamon and black beans together, you’ll want to check out this chili recipe. It only takes 30 minutes to make and sounds absolutely scrumptious. This chili will have you dreaming about Autumn!


Vegetarians can also have savory comfort foods………


11. Red Lentil (Vegetarian) Chili – A Beautiful Mess

Even if you’ve never thought of lentils as a chili ingredient, this red lentil chili will change your mind. Lentils cook up so rich and tender, you won’t even miss the meat in this vegetarian chili.


12. Crock Pot Healthy Pumpkin Chili – The Gardening Cook

Adding on another take on pumpkin chili, this crockpot recipe is both convenient and healthy. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly, this chili includes ground turkey, beans, and a wonderful assortment of vegetables so you get all of the comfort and none of the guilt.


13. Cheryl’s Famous Chili Recipe – That’s What Che Said

This blogger claims that her chili is so good that it is downright famous. And when you read her recipe, you will see why. So many spices, vegetables, beans, and more go into this chili that it is sure to comfort and satisfy any chili cravings you may be having!


14. Creamy Turkey & Corn Chili – Life Love Liz

If you love how healthy turkey chili is, but are craving some creamy comfort, this amazing chili is just what you need and the secret is the quarter cup of cream which thickens everything up in the most delightful way!


15. Sweet Potato Chili – Lil Luna

Another amazing sweet potato chili and this one includes meat for all the carnivores out there, and because of this, you still get all the sweet and creamy benefits of sweet potatoes in your dish, but with beans, veggies, and spices, so this chili is abundant in texture and flavor!



Easy Go-To Soup Recipes Are The Best…….

If these recipes got your taste buds going, try this other collection we pulled together earlier of savory comfort foods – 15+ Hearty Soups For Fall 

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13 thoughts on “Savory Comfort Foods – Chili Recipes”

  • Chili is a fantastic fall/winter comfort food. We also love it as a quick get-together meal in late summertime.

  • I love a good bowl of chile – not “chili” – here in New Mexico, we call all the kinds of “chili” you describe as “Texas chili” – even if it’s Cincinnati style – because it is completely unlike the chile we have here in NM. Our chile uses lots of green chiles, mostly Big Jims, it can be really hot, and we eat it by itself, or in a breakfast burrito, or poured over a burrito. Your many different varieties are interesting! We do use Texas chili on Frito Pie – which is very strange when eaten at 5:30 a.m. before ballooning – life is crazy, isn’t it?!

  • Yum! Some of these look like they are deifinitely worth a try! We have a family favourite for regular chili, but I wouldn’t mind trying the couple recipes with sweet potato in them! Thanks for sharing!

  • The two vegan chilis look great. I make a vegan chili every Halloween. It’s a great tradition. Plus, I can make it in advance so it’s ready as we pop in and out during trick-or-treating.

  • It is amazing how many different versions of chili there are. I’m not a big fan of pumpkin, but I love the presentation for the Spicy Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili. The pumpkin balls are so cute and festive.

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