Chili and soup season is my favorite time of year, but I always wonder what to serve with chili or what to serve with soup to make it a complete meal. If you've ever asked yourself "What sides go with chili?" This recipe roundup of chili side dishes answers the question what to eat with chili with plenty of delicious options.
Cornbread is an obvious choice (and my favorite)! Cornbread and chili are a match made in culinary heaven. I have a variety of the best cornbread recipes below, but if you're wondering what to serve with chili besides cornbread? I'm here to help with that too!
If you're looking for a hearty vegetarian chili recipe, you'll love my 3 Bean Chili with Beer. Or if a chicken chili recipe is calling your name, try my Buffalo Chicken Chili.
What to Serve with Chili
1. Skillet Cornbread
One of the best sides for chili is classic cornbread. This recipe is perfect for sharing at cookouts, potlucks, holidays and family parties.
2. Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins
A cornbread recipe that screams fall! Perfect for lovers of all things pumpkin.
3. Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
This simple cornbread recipe made from scratch will have you asking what to eat with cornbread! Any chili or soup will be a perfect pairing with this recipe.
4. Sweet Cornbread Recipe
When I think of chili side dishes, this sweet cornbread recipe comes to mind. You can't go wrong with this favorite.
Healthy Sides for Chili
5. Air Fryer Green Beans
What vegetable goes with chili, you ask? These simple and quick green beans are one of my favorite sides with chili.
6. Broccoli Salad
This broccoli salad will add a pop of freshness to your chili dinner.
This cooling guacamole is perfect to serve with a spicy chili. Pass the chips!
8. Baked Potatoes
Baked potatoes are a classic side to go with chili or to put your chili inside of! Chili loaded baked potatoes are always a fun twist on chili night!
9. Corn, Black Bean & Avocado Salad
Colorful and crisp - this salad will complete your chili dinner.
10. Garlic Butter Brussels Sprouts
These delicious brussels sprouts are a quick and healthy side for chili.
11. Cauliflower Spanish Rice
The Tex-Mex flavors in this Spanish rice will compliment any bowl of Texas chili. One of the best low carb sides for chili!
Finger Foods That Go with Chili
12. Crispy Potato Wedges
Serve these as a side with chili or make loaded chili fries!
13. Roasted Zucchini Bites with Cheese
A fun way to eat your veggies, yes please!
14. Jicama Fries
Looking for a low carb side for chili? Look no further with this jicama recipe.
15. Caprese Tortellini Skewers
Looking for finger foods that go with chili? These skewers are always a crowd pleaser.
16. Tater Tots
Make this flavorful side dish for a chili bar! Chili loaded tater tots sound like a kid-approved dinner idea!
What to Serve with Chili Besides Cornbread?
17. Cheesy Zucchini Bread
If you're looking for what to serve with soup, look no further. Dunk this easy, cheesy bread in your bowl and enjoy.
18. Green Chile Cheddar Butter Swimming Biscuits
These biscuits are my favorite when thinking about what to serve with white chicken chili!
19. Peppery Cheese Bread
Make this quick peppery cheese bread to dunk in your bowl. This loaf has a unique flavor that you'll love.
20. Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits
You'll love these as an appetizer for chili and then want another one with your meal.
21. Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls
Adding cheese to anything makes it better, right? You will love dipping these crescent rolls into a warm, cozy bowl of soup or chili.
Soup & Chili Recipes to Try
- Tomato Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage
- Creamy Buffalo Chicken Soup
- Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup
- 3 Bean Chili with Beer
If you try any of these recipes or any recipe from Happy Honey Kitchen, please rate the recipe and leave a comment below! Enjoy!
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