What to do With Leftover Chili

What to do With Leftover Chili

Chili is one of those recipes that just warms you up instantly. Nothing makes your house smell better than a large pot of chili cooking on the stove. The problem is that you are probably going to have leftovers after you are done your meal. While you can just reheat it for another meal, there are some recipes that you can add leftover chili.

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What to do With Leftover Chili

Spaghetti with Chili


3 cups of cooked spaghetti

3 cups of heated leftover chili

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese


In a serving dish, add the cooked spaghetti and the heated chili. Drizzle the olive oil on the pasta/chili dish. Add the Parmesan cheese and serve hot.

Chili and Corn Chip Casserole


6 cups of corn chips, crushed

1 10-ounce can of chili

1 10-ounce can of black beans

1 10-ounce jar of salsa

1 8-ounce package of shredded cheddar cheese

1 ¼ cups of sour cream

3 cups of corn chips, crushed


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a mixing bowl, add 6 cups of corn chips and crush with a wooden spoon until very small in size. Add in chili, black beans, salsa and 2 cups of the shredded cheddar cheese. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven and spread a layer of sour cream over the top. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese over the sour cream and then sprinkle the remaining corn chips and bake for 9-12 minutes.

Chili Cheese Dogs


8 beef franks, partially split lengthwise and heated

8 hot dog buns

8 ounces of Velveeta, cubed

1 cup of crushed corn chips

2 cups of leftover chili, heated


Preheat oven to broil. Add the beef franks to the hot dog buns. Add the Velveeta cubes to the split part of the beef franks. Top each hot dog with corn chips and add them to a baking dish. Broil in the oven for 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove dish from oven, top with more chili and corn chips.

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