Try some of these leftover chili recipes to turn chili into another tasty dish. 23 recipes using leftover chili.
The Best Leftover Chili Recipes
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
- The Best Leftover Chili Recipes
- How to store leftover chili:
- How to freeze leftover chili:
- Easy Recipes using leftover chili
- 1. Make 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. Cock 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 one of our 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.
Easy Recipes using leftover 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. Make 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.
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.
5. Make Nachos
Instead of using taco meat, spread leftover chili meat on tortilla chips to make oven nachos. Such an easy dinner idea!
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.
8. Cock 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13. Easy Chili Cheese Dip
Leftover chili combined with cheese makes a great dip. Spice things up with jalapenos on top.
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.
15. Make Burritos
Use your leftover chili to make amazing beef burritos. This easy weeknight meal is even easier using leftovers.
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.
17. Chili Nachos
Instead of adding ground beef to nachos, use chili. This recipe is so tasty and easy to make.
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.
19. Chili Sloppy joes
Sloppy joes are a favorite. Reheat chili to make sloppy joes.
20. Taco Salad
Top each Taco Salad with with leftover chili for a quick and easy weeknight meal.
There are so many great ideas to try. You will be able to cook your family amazing meals without spending a ton of time. Use that extra time to make easy desserts like this Banana Pudding Poke Cake.
The next time you have leftover chili put it to good use. If you can’t use it within the next couple of days, freeze it for later.
Each recipe is so delicious that you will be glad you have leftover chili to use. You can get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less with many of these recipes.
We also love to make chili cheese fries with cheddar cheese and green onion. There are so many yummy possibilities.
Great tips for leftover chili, but my son hates chili. So, I use taco seasoning instead of chili powder. No one notices its taco flavoring instead of chili except him, so all is right in our world at least for that 1 meal. Now on to our next “I don’t like” adventure