Chili season is upon us! Don’t let any of your delicious chili go to waste, and try one of these 4 ways to use leftover chili.
Chili for sure makes my top 5 meals. It’s something I’ve been making for myself since college because it’s so amazing for so many reasons:
- leftovers for days
- ready in 30 minutes
Usually chili recipes serve 6 to 8, which can be a little daunting for feeding just 1 or 2 people. That’s why at Fit Foodie HQ, we mix things up on days 2 and 3. We do this with most meals that we cook so that the food you eat doesn’t get super repetitive but is still time conscious and easy. Today I am sharing 4 ways to use leftover chili so that you don’t get bored. Plus, it makes you feel like you’re eating something totally different, even when it’s all derived from the same recipe!
Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Chili
Roast up some russet or sweet potatoes and stuff them with chili and cheese. Your family will think you worked EXTRA hard on this meal, when it was really a cinch!
Pro tip: Wrap your potatoes in tin foil, poke holes in them with a fork, and roast them at 425ºF for 45-60 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
Chili Cheese Dip
We’ve got a famous Chili Cheese Dip on Fit Foodie Finds that everyone loves! Instead of following that recipe to a tee all you need is YOUR leftover chili, Greek yogurt, and shredded cheese! Add about 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt and 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to 4-6 cups of leftover chili. Mix and bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes or until the chili begins to bubble.
Never had chili for breakfast? Here’s your chance! All you need to do is place about 1-2 cups of leftover (cold) chili on the bottom of a small baking dish, crack some eggs on top and bake at 350ºF for 45-50 minutes or until your eggs have cooked to desired texture.
How can your resist chili nachos? It really is the best! Top your favorite tortilla chips (ours are Way Better Snacks Nacho Cheese and Garden of Eatin Red Hot Blues) with leftover chili, cheese, and any other toppings you desire!
Pro tip: Make a family-sized batch of nachos on a baking sheet. Bake at 350ºF for about 15-20 minutes.
Chili lovers! I want to know what you do with leftover chili. Share share share please and thank you 🙂