12 Hearty Chili Recipes for Cool Evenings

Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on October 3, 2016

Cool weather is settling in, so cozy up to one of these hearty, healthy bowls of comfort! These chili recipes promise to soothe against the cold—without packing on the pounds.


Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

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Catz in the Kitchen

The flavors of fall, minus the heaviness. This turkey chili cooks up beautifully in the slow cooker and features a favorite seasonal ingredient!


Fiery Sweet Dumpling Chili

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Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go

This perfectly Paleo dish features hearty dumpling squash and your choice of beef or pork. Fire it up with the addition of chipotle chili in adobo sauce, and give it an irresistibly creamy texture with a splash of coconut milk.


Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Lentil and Pumpkin Chili

A Crock Pot recipe for Pumpkin Lentil Vegetarian Chili.

Healthy. Delicious.

Veggies abound in this thick and dreamy dish with just enough of a spicy kick.


Slow-Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili

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Sweet Treats More

Quinoa, black beans and tomatoes create the perfect base for this chicken chili with a Southwest flair.


Vegetarian Red Chili

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Easy Gluten-Free

Beets set the stage for this three-bean vegetarian dish that’s spiced to perfection.


Chipotle-Spiced Buffalo Chili

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Williams-Sonoma Weeknight Fresh & Fast / Kristine Kidd, Weldon Owen

You can sub the bison for ground beef in this recipe, but don’t skimp on the perfection of this dish’s mouthwatering spice blend! The secret ingredient? Cinnamon.


Slow-Cooker Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

13 Hearty Chili Recipes

Krista Dearden

The signature flavor of butternut squash gets kicked up a notch with the addition of jalapeños in this comforting dish.


Pineapple Pepper Chili

13 Hearty Chili Recipes

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes On Earth / Jonny Bowden, Ph.D.,C.N.S., and Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C.

Let your slow cooker do the work as canned pineapple transforms a meatless chili laced with serrano peppers into a thing of sweet-and-spicy beauty.


Brilliant Chili Topped with Walnuts

13 Hearty Chili Recipes

California Walnut Board

Walnuts lend an irresistible crunch to a red bean- and pepper-studded turkey chili.


Mole-Style Chili with Black Beans and Andouille

13 Hearty Chili Recipes

Williams-Sonoma Weeknight Fresh and Fast / Kristine Kidd, Weldon Owen

Sausage and zucchini get bathed in a mole-inspired sauce featuring the traditional touch of bitter chocolate.


Black Bean Hominy Chili

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Quentin Bacon

While hominy lends itself to this chili’s incredible texture, bittersweet chocolate takes the flavor profile to a whole new level of deliciousness.


Chicken Chili

13 Hearty Chili Recipes

Karry Hosford

Barley, chickpeas and a healthy smidge of turkey sausage come together to give classic chicken chili a makeover that packs a punch.