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What To Serve With Chili: 21 Perfect Side Dishes

 There are endless possibilities when it comes to what to serve with chili. Chili is one of those dishes that everyone seems to love. It’s perfect for a winter meal, and it can be made with beef, pork, chicken, or turkey.

What is the origin of chili?

Chili is a dish that originated in the United States. It is said to have originated in the state of Texas, and it has been a staple dish in the American diet for centuries. Chili is typically made with ground beef, tomatoes, beans, and spices.

What are some popular toppings for chili?

There are many different toppings that can be added to chili. Some of the most popular toppings include sour cream, cheese, green onions, and jalapeños.

Why serve a side dish with chili?

A side dish is a great way to round out a meal. It can add some variety, and it can also help to fill you up. Chili is a hearty dish, but it can be a bit heavy. Adding a side dish will help to lighten the meal and make it more enjoyable.

My personal favorite chili recipe for chili night is this one made in the Instant Pot! This may sound weird but I absolutely love sweet potato fries or even baked sweet potatoes as a healthy side for a hearty meal. This recipe is a close second!

What to serve with chili?

If you want to step up your chili the next time you make it for your family or for a family get-together, try these recipes.

Easy Vegan Kale Salad with Tangy Balsamic Dressing

This vegan kale salad is the perfect quick and easy lunch or light side dish. With a tasty balsamic dressing, this healthy meal can be on your plate in less than 15 minutes.

Easy Roasted Sweet Potato Southwest Salad

These fresh summer vegetables and roasted sweet potato are drizzled with a tangy cilantro lime dressing for an amazing vegan Southwest dish that’s so easy to make.

4- Ingredient Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those dishes that seems to be enjoyed by everyone. The creaminess and lingering flavors make it an easy recipe for anyone.

Roasted Kale Salad with Apple Maple Vinaigrette

The flavors of fall are captured in this roasted kale salad, with beets lending their sweetness to the mix alongside butternut squash and potatoes. A homemade Apple Maple Vinaigrette adds an extra kick that you can’t miss out on.

Parmesan Stuffed Garlic Bread

This stuffed garlic bread recipe is a must-try for all you food lovers out there. The deliciously cheesy flavor will have your mouth watering as soon as it hits the palate and then some. You can easily make this easy appetizer in no time at all.

Air Fryer Twice Baked Potatoes

The crowd-pleasing Twice baked potatoes cooked in the air fryer are a must for any occasion. They’re stuffed with ham, cheese, and butter! Plus you can’t beat their cheesy side dish that will feed even your most fussy guest list.

Air Fryer Carrot Fries

Ready in under 15 minutes, these carrot fries are a low-calorie and healthy snack that you can prepare for your family.

Canned corn, black bean, and avocado salad (with quinoa)

Need a quick and easy 30-minute meal? This refreshing white bean, corn quinoa salad is just what you need! It’s packed with healthy nutrients that your family will love.

Sprite Biscuits

There’s nothing better than the taste of fresh baked goods. And these Sprite Biscuits are so simple to make, with just 4 basic ingredients that you likely have in your pantry.

Cheese Stuffed Garlic Balls

TikTok Cheese Stuffed Garlic Balls are a quick and easy side dish that you can make in just minutes. They’re delicious, yet simple enough for any occasion.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

You won’t be able to stop at just one slice of this delicious, cheesy garlic bread! The heavy flavor is perfect with loads and tons o’garlic. You can eat it as the ultimate appetizer or lunch for your meal on its own- there’s no wrong way when you’re eating something so tasty.

Panera Greek Salad {Copycat Recipe}

This delicious Panera Greek Salad Copycat recipe is sure to please any occasion. With cucumbers, tomatoes, and kalamata olives for added flavor, you won’t be able to find a better salad than the one made with this dish.

Chili Cheese Spritz Crackers

Cute as can be and packed full of cheddar, chili, and just a bit of a kick. The perfect snack to enjoy while watching your favorite team!

If you are having a big bowl of chili, white rice, soft pretzels, and fresh salad is a great option for simple side dishes. The perfect pairing for a pot of chili can be handled in so many different ways but something as simple as potato chips goes well too!

Chili is just so versatile and the best part is that it goes with many different flavors! It’s the best comfort food and a good idea for a delicious dish with simple ingredients,

Cornbread is a very popular answer when you are trying to decide on what to serve with chili. There are various ways to make cornbread.

Here are 6 delicious cornbread recipes to try:

Easy Homemade Cornbread Muffins

These delicious classic cornbread muffins are a must-have for your next family gathering. They are perfect for chili or any occasion.

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Golden Sweet Cornbread is the perfect healthy breakfast or side dish for your next bowl of chili. This easy recipe also features whole grains but comes out so moist and fluffy that no one will be able to tell it’s vegan friendly.

Easy Skillet Cornbread Recipe

This easy homemade cornbread has the perfect amount of sweetness that goes well with a bowl or two of steamed vegetables, honey butter, and/or maple syrup.

Vegan Jalapeno Cornbread

Why is this Vegan Jalapeño Cornbread so special? It’s got a perfect balance of sweet and spicy in every bite, made with whole grain corn for nutritional value. And did you know that it’s gluten-free AND allergy friendly?!

Rustic Gluten-Free Cornbread

Step into an old-fashioned world of comfort and a good feel with this gluten-free cornbread recipe. The vegan, top 8 allergy-friendly bread is baked right in the seasoned cast iron skillet.

Jalapeno & Green Chili Spoon Bread

Jalapeno & Green Chile Spoon Bread is the perfect match for a bowl of chili. This moist, flavorful bread contains pickled jalapenos and green chiles as well as corn meal in addition to cheese – it’s an excellent accompaniment when you want some spice without too much heat.

There you have it – 12 perfect side dishes to serve with chili that will be a crowd pleaser. No matter what your taste or preference, there is a dish on this list that will complement your chili and leave you wanting more.

So, the next time you are wondering what to serve with chili, be sure to give one (or all) of these recipes a try. Your taste buds will thank you! When it comes to hearty chili sides, one of these options are the perfect way to enjoy.

What’s your favorite side dish to have with chili? Let us know in the comments below. And, be sure to check out our other blog posts for more great ideas on what to serve with chili. Happy cooking!

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