Leftover Chili Recipes (2024)

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Try some of these leftover chili recipes to turn chili into another tasty dish. 20 recipes using leftover chili.

We have so many fabulous ideas for leftover chili you will love. It is super easy to use chili for another dish.

Your family won’t even realize they are eating leftovers. I just love when I can turn something into a new dish without much work.

Not only does this save me time but it saves us money too. Plus, we all get to eat lots of great food.

Table of Contents

  • How to store leftover chili:
  • How to freeze leftover chili:
  • 1. Chili Dogs
  • 2. Make Chili Mac
  • 3. Make Breakfast Bowls
  • 4. Chili Baked Potato
  • 5. Make Nachos
  • 6. Chili Spaghetti
  • 7. Frito Chili Cheese
  • 8. co*ck pot Chili mac and Cheese
  • 9. Chili Cheese Dip
  • 10. Cowboy Pork Chops
  • 11. Ground Beef Enchiladas
  • 12. Beef and Bean Chimichangas
  • 13. Easy Chili Cheese Dip
  • 14. Chili Stuffed Peppers
  • 15. Make Burritos
  • 16. Make Tator Tot Casserole
  • 17. Chili Nachos
  • 18. Hamburger Casserole
  • 19. Chili Sloppy joes
  • 20. Taco Salad
  • Try our popular Chili recipes

How to store leftover chili:

Place the chili inside an air tight container in the refrigerator. Make sure the container has a good lid.

It will keep up to 3 to 4 days.

How to freeze leftover chili:

Freezing chili is a great way to make it last longer. Allow it to cool completely and then place inside a freezer container.

The chili can be frozen up to 4 to 6 months. You can find even more tips on freezing chili.

You are going to love these simple but delicious recipes using leftover chili. These recipes are so good that your family will actually look forward to leftovers.

Go ahead and make a list of what you plan to try first. There are so many yummy ideas for using leftover chili.

1. Chili Dogs

This is probably one of our favorite ways to use leftover chili. You can make chili cheese dogs for another wonderful meal. Kids will love hot dogs served this way.

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The Best Hot Dog Chili Recipe

Learn how to make the best hot dog chili recipe around. With only a few ingredients, you will be making homemade chili from now on.

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2. Make Chili Mac

This pasta dish is so hearty with the chili and can easily feed a crowd. It has lots of beef, beans and more.

3. Make Breakfast Bowls

Serve your chili on top of eggs and hashbrowns to make an amazing breakfast bowl.

4. Chili Baked Potato

Top any leftover chili on your favorite baked potato. Add cheese and sour cream and you have an easy complete dinner.

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Air Fryer Baked Potato

We have the best ever air fryer baked potato recipe. This is a must try and such an easy and tasty side dish for busy weeknights.

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5. Make Nachos

Instead of using taco meat, spread leftover chili meat on tortilla chips to make oven nachos. Such an easy dinner idea!

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Oven Nachos

Oven nachos are delicious and perfect to feed a crowd. You can fix sheet pan nachos in minutes and everyone can enjoy their favorite toppings!

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6. Chili Spaghetti

Instead of making traditional spaghetti, mix in spaghetti noodles with your leftover chili. It is a delicious easy dinner idea with a fun twist on the classic spaghetti.

7. Frito Chili Cheese

Whether you need a Game Day meal or quick weeknight dinner, Frito Pie is always a good idea. Leftover chili served on Fritos and topped with cheese is sure to be a hit.

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Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie

From Game Day to family dinner,Crock Pot Frito Chili Pie Recipe is versatile and delicious. Try this easy Slow Cooker Frito Pie recipe to feed a crowd.

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8. co*ck pot Chili mac and Cheese

The slow cooker makes Chili Mac and Cheese even easier. Instead of adding beef, just add leftover chili to this tex mex recipe.

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Crock Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

Crock Pot Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe is the best of both worlds. Everything you love about chili and mac and cheese combine for a tasty meal that is easy.

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9. Chili Cheese Dip

Try this easy appetizer anytime you need a delicious snack. It is even easier with leftover chili. Each bite is so cheesy and tasty.

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Crockpot chili cheese dip

Crockpot chili cheese dip is the perfect appetizer or snack and so easy. The crock pot does all of the work and you need only 3 ingredients.

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10. Cowboy Pork Chops

Skip the canned chili and use leftover chili to make Cowboy Pork Chops. It is so easy in the crock pot.

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Cowboy Crockpot Pork Chops

Cowboy Crockpot Pork Chops Recipe is packed with amazing flavor. You will love how quick and easy Slow cooker pork chops and potatoes comes together. The potatoes and pork chops are so yummy! Try Cowboy slow cooker pork chops recipe. Cowboy pork chops is the best dinner. Cowboy pork chops dinner recipe is so simple.

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11. Ground Beef Enchiladas

Use leftover chili for the stuffing of ground beef enchiladas in a casserole dish. This is such a nice time saver.

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Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas recipe

Make this Easy Ground Beef Enchiladas Recipe when you need a quick but delicious dinner idea. Get all the flavors of enchiladas in just minutes.

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12. Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Leftover chili would be the perfect stuffing for Beef Chimichangas. The flavor is amazing and you will save a ton of time.

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Beef chimichanga recipe

Your family will love this crispy and delicious Beef chimichanga recipe. This dinner idea is simple, frugal and a great way to stretch your meat budget.

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13. Easy Chili Cheese Dip

Leftover chili combined with cheese makes a great dip. Spice things up with jalapenos on top.

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Chili cheese dip

Chili cheese dip recipe is the perfect appetizer when you are craving comfort food. It is the best dip and so inexpensive to make.

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14. Chili Stuffed Peppers

Instead of using ground beef, try using leftover chili in stuffed peppers. This is so easy and works great in the bell peppers.

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Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers

Need an easy crock pot recipe? Try this delicious Crock pot Stuffed Peppers recipe that is better than the traditional stuffed peppers recipe.

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15. Make Burritos

Use your leftover chili to make amazing beef burritos. This easy weeknight meal is even easier using leftovers.

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Beef Burrito Recipe

This Beef Burrito Recipe is a delicious grab and go meal perfect for busy weeknights but special enough for family dinner. Try this freezer friendly meal.

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16. Make Tator Tot Casserole

Add leftover chili to this recipe instead of ground beef. It is so flavorful in this casserole with tater tots.

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Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole Recipe

Try this easy Cheeseburger Tator Tot Casserole Recipe. An Easy Tator tot Casserole recipe that is loaded with cheese and packed with flavor.

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17. Chili Nachos

Instead of adding ground beef to nachos, use chili. This recipe is so tasty and easy to make.

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Oven Nachos

Oven nachos are delicious and perfect to feed a crowd. You can fix sheet pan nachos in minutes and everyone can enjoy their favorite toppings!

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18. Hamburger Casserole

Chili is amazing in this easy hamburger casserole instead of the ground beef. This casserole is one of the best comfort foods. Just toss everything in a baking dish.

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Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger casserole recipe is the best combination of hearty ground beef, pasta and a creamy sauce. You can serve this with little prep work on busy nights.

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19. Chili Sloppy joes

Sloppy joes are a favorite. Reheat chili to make sloppy joes.

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Sloppy Joes Recipe

This Sloppy Joes is so easy to make and taste way better than sloppy joes in a can. How to make sloppy joes with ketchup and just two more ingredients.

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20. Taco Salad

Top each Taco Salad with with leftover chili for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

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Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe

Crock Pot Taco Salad Recipe is perfect for busy weeknights. You can enjoy this meal with very little work and hardly any clean up.

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Crockpot Chili

Quick and easy Crockpot Chili Recipe – Try this easy slow cooker chili recipe that the entire family will love. Easy Crock pot recipes.

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Wendy’s Chili Recipe

This simple Wendy's Chili Recipe is easy to make and the best copycat recipe. The entire family will love this easy copycat chili recipe.

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Crock pot Cowboy Chili Recipe

Everyone loves chili and this Crock Pot Cowboy Chili Recipe does not disappoint. Loaded with hearty beef, beans, and more, this chili recipe is a must try.

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Easy Quick Chili Recipe

Make this easy quick chili recipe. We call it the amazing chili, because it is that good. Make this easy chili recipe with beans or without beans.

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