If you’re wondering what to serve with a chili, you’re in the right place! Here are 10 easy and delicious side dishes that complete a chili dinner menu. Chili is a hearty enough meal on its own, but adding a salad, finger food, or bread can really round out the meal.
About these Easy Chili Side Dishes
A warm, hearty bowl of chili is the ultimate comfort food, plus chili is easy to prepare and there are so many variations of it.
My favorite way to make chili is in the crockpot because you can just dump all the ingredients in the pot and let it cook low and slow all day long, resulting in deep flavor with minimal effort.
Read on for these and more side dishes and ideas for what to make with chili!
What to Serve with Chili
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Mexican Slaw (Quick & Easy!)
Ready in 15 minutes, this zesty and fresh Mexican slaw is the perfect accompaniment to enchiladas, chilis, or any Tex Mex meal. It’s a versatile veggie side dish featuring crunchy cabbage, smokey and sweet honey chipotle dressing, and zingy lime that’s fast and easy.
This Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole is so simple and tastes amazing. It's the perfect party appetizer or everyday condiment; use it as a dip, a topping, or just straight out of the bowl. Everything is better with guacamole!
Ingredients: avocado, lime juice, garlic, and salt.
Yes, you can make perfect baked potatoes in the slow cooker! The easiest hands-off way to feed a crowd, create an effortless baked potato bar, or an easy side dish for weeknight dinners or special occasions.
Vibrant, tangy, and easy to whiz together in a blender or food processor, this cilantro lime sauce is perfect with fish, shrimp, fish tacos, as a chicken marinade or super flavorful shredded chicken. Plus it’s easy enough to whip up any night of the week!
This Black Bean Salad with Corn recipe combines cherry tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, red onion and cilantro with an easy, healthy cumin lime dressing. Perfect for a light vegetarian dinner, colorful side dish or make-ahead lunch!
This creamy purple cabbage slaw is made with thinly sliced red and green cabbage, carrots, and with a creamy and healthy dressing. It comes together in 15 minutes, making it the perfect quick and easy side dish for any meal!
Ingredients: red and green cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise (traditional, vegan mayo or Greek yogurt), honey (optional), lime juice, and salt.