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11 Cozy Chili Recipes to Warm You Up on Cold Nights

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The cooler months of fall and winter are the perfect time to break out all of your favorite chili recipes! You are going to love these hearty, filling, and comforting chili recipes to get you through the long, dark days of winter ahead! 

1. Easy Homemade Chili

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This easy homemade chili can go from stove to table in just about 30 minutes, and you probably have everything you need to make it in your fridge and pantry. This easy chili is given a boost of flavor with the use of marinara sauce and bone broth that you are going to love. 

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2. Chili con Carne

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This chili con carne is THE recipe that you want to have simmering on your stove on a cold evening. Not only does it taste amazing, it’s going to make your home smell amazing too. Serve it alongside some fresh cornbread, or some tortilla chips with your favorite chili toppings and dinner is ready! 

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3. Vegetarian White Bean Chili

Bowl of vegetarian white chili with fresh toppings.
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White beans, corn , green chilies, and cilantro simmered together on the stove leaves you with a delicious vegan chili that’s perfect for warming you up. This would make a perfect meatless Monday dinner when you are running short on time since you can have it on the table in about 30 minutes. Double your batch and freeze some for a healthy lunch or a quick dinner. 

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4. Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili

bowl of turkey quinoa chili with butternut squash in bowl with sour cream and hot sauce
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If you are looking for an easy meal that you can pop in the slow cooker in the morning and return home to a hot, hearty dinner that really packs on the protein then this recipe is for you. Ground turkey, quinoa, beans, and butternut squash come together beautifully for an amazing chili that you are going to love. 

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5. Healthy Turkey Chili (Panera Bread Copycat)

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This Panera Bread copycat chili recipe has a few unique ingredients you may not consider when making chili like carrots, and edamame, but they really work in this dish and the result is quite tasty. This flavorful chili is ready in just about 30 minutes, but it will taste like you cooked it all day long. 

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6. Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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If you are looking for an easy to make savory chicken chili then this creamy white chicken chili is the recipe for you. Chicken thighs, Rotel, garlic, and Northern beans come together with your favorite Mexican spices for a flavorful chili everyone is sure to love. Top it with sliced avocado, limes, or sliced jalapenos and enjoy! 

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7. Instant Pot Turkey Quinoa Chili

Photo Credit: Seasonal Cravings.

This turkey quinoa chili comes together quickly in your Instant Pot and will taste like it’s been on the stove all day even though you can cook it in about 20 minutes on high pressure. Perfect for a busy weeknight when you need a hearty meal to warm you up quickly. 

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8. Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili

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This quinoa sweet potato chili is perfect for chili lovers who are trying to cut down on their meat consumption. This hearty recipe comes together quickly and has all of the chili flavors you love without the meat. 

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9. Vegan White Chili

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This amazing vegan chili recipe uses king oyster mushrooms in place of meat, and it is packed with a lot of spicy flavor that you are going to love. This chili is ready to eat in just 30 minutes and you can easily customize it to use up ingredients that you have on hand. 

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10. Vegan Chili with Guinness

Photo Credit: The Fiery Vegetarian.

This vegan chili flavored with Guinness, chocolate, and coffee is going to knock your socks off! The whole family will love the layered complexity of flavors that pair together beautifully. Serve it with some cornbread or over rice and you have a meal that will have everyone coming back for more!

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11. Chunky Venison Chili

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Looking for a way to use up the venison meat in your freezer from last year’s harvest? This slow cooker chunky venison chili is a great way to do it! Tender venison chunks, tomatoes, garlic, celery, onions, and any other veggies you have on hand come together to make a hearty meal everyone will enjoy. 

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