Chili and Cornbread Recipe Roundup

This tasty collection features a chili and cornbread recipe roundup of all our favorites! With T-Rex, vegetarian, and vegan options, there’s something for everyone!

Is there more classic a combination than chili and cornbread? I think not!

I can’t imagine face-planting into one without the other, so today I’m rounding up my absolute favorite chili and cornbread recipes.

Chili and Cornbread Recipe Roundup

First up, let’s get our chili on! The recipes below are a mix of T-Rex, Vegan, and Vegetarian chili recipes that we just can’t get enough of!

These are the recipes I make over and over again.

Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili; this uber easy and crazy flavorful chili recipe has both Instant Pot and stove top instructions!
Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili
4.97 from 31 votes
This uber easy and crazy flavorful smoky chipotle turkey and sweet potato chili recipe has both pressure cooker and stove top instructions!
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1. Smoky Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili

This chili is packed with the perfect protein to veggie ratio with a kick of chipotle for good measure! This tasty turkey chili is deliciously smoky and a teeny bit spicy with layer of savory sweetness in every bite from the red bell peppers and sweet potatoes.

This uber easy and crazy flavorful chili recipe has both Instant Pot and stove top instructions!

This deliciously easy vegan lentil chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, pressure cooker, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort. Whoo!
Vegan Lentil Chili
5 from 40 votes
This deliciously easy vegan lentil chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, pressure cooker, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort.
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2. Vegan Lentil Chili

This deliciously easy vegan lentil chili is sure to impress! With stove-top, Instant Pot, and slow cooker versions all in this post, you can whip it up any way you choose with minimal effort. Whoo!

Even better? This tasty chili can be made in one pot! Less effort + less dishes + a whole lot of veggie action = one ridiculously happy mama!

spicy harissa turkey chili bowl
Spicy Harissa Turkey Chili (Instant Pot + Stove Top)
5 from 2 votes
Instant Pot chili is one of the best perks of having a pressure cooker and this Spicy Harissa Turkey Chili recipe is one for the must-make list! This crazy flavorful one-pot chili can also be made on the stove top and is quick and easy enough for busy weeknights.
Recipe yields 2 large meal-sized servings or 4 smaller sides of chili.
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3. Spicy Harissa Turkey Chili

Instant Pot chili is one of the best perks of having a pressure cooker and this spicy Harissa -kissed Turkey Chili recipe is one for the must-make list!

This crazy flavorful one-pot chili can also be made on the stove top and is quick and easy enough for busy weeknights.

Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
4.55 from 37 votes
This Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili is a comfort food classic with a healthy plant-based twist! Recipe yields 12 cups of chili.
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4. Vegetarian Quinoa Chili – Instant Pot + Stove Top

This Instant Pot Vegetarian Quinoa Chili is a comfort food classic with a healthy plant-based twist! To make things uber-easy I’ve even included slow cooker instructions too. Game on!

Each tasty bowl is plant-based + gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free + vegan since you choose the toppings!

Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Bowls
Vegetarian Quinoa Chili
5 from 37 votes
This is the chili that changed our minds about meatless chili! We absolutely LOVE this healthy vegetarian quinoa chili!
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5. Healthy Vegetarian Chili

This is the chili that changed our minds about meatless chili! We absolutely LOVE this healthy vegetarian quinoa chili!

It’s absolutely one of those dishes that’s good the first day but somehow even more amazing the next! This chili makes some of my favorite leftovers to date, and I cannot get over how healthy it is.

Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Chili
Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Chili
5 from 41 votes
Weeknight dinners are a breeze with this delicious vegetarian Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Chili simmering away in the crock-pot!
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6. Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Chili

Black Bean Quinoa Chili topped with cheese, sour cream, jalapeño peppers, and cilantro
Black Bean Quinoa Chili
5 from 8 votes
This cozy vegetarian Black Bean Quinoa Chili is full of flavor! It's a total one pot wonder with both stove top and slow cooker instructions.
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7. Black Bean Quinoa Chili

A fun serving suggestion for this healthy vegetarian black bean quinoa chili is to serve atop fluffy baked sweet potato. I usually do this with my leftover chili the next day for lunch.

Simply top it with all your favorite toppings from the list above and dive in! It gives the chili a rice sweet potato chili vibe and is super duper filling and comforting!

Crock Pot Taco Chili
Crock Pot Taco Chili
5 from 3 votes
This flavorful Crock Pot Taco Chili is a breeze to make in the slow cooker and is the perfect base for all your favorite taco night toppings!
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8. Crock Pot Taco Chili

Though this is one of my T-Rex recipes, it’s still gloriously veggie-forward and jam packed with enough nutritious and delicious beans and vegetables to help you reach your daily goal and then some!

Three Bean Chili with toppings
Three Bean Chili
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This tasty vegetarian Three Bean Chili combines chili seasoned pinto beans, kidney beans, and smashed black beans for a delicious meatless chili that will rock your socks! Recipe yields 6 cups or 3-4 bowls of meatless chili.
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9. Meatless Three Bean Chili

The texture in this vegetarian chili is out of this world! It’s gloriously thick, chunky, and loaded with flavor!

Of course we can’t have chili without cornbread right?!

MY FAVORITE CORNBREAD RECIPES

Chili and Cornbread Recipe Roundup - Cornbread

1. Easy Classic Homemade Cornbread

2. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

3. Pumpkin Cornbread

4. Fluffy Bakery Style Cornbread Muffins

Chili and Cornbread Recipe Roundup - Cornbread Recipes

5. Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins

6. Mini Cornbread Muffins

7. Skillet Cornbread

8. Cranberry Cornbread

If you get a chance to try any of the recipes from this chili and cornbread recipe collection , let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Leftover chili is cause for celebration! Here are some awesome recipes to make with a leftover cup or bowl of chili — I love them so much I usually plan for leftovers on purpose!

Vegetarian Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato
Vegetarian Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
5 from 3 votes
These quick and easy Vegetarian Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are the perfect use for leftover bean and veggie chili! Top them with all your favorites and get ready to faceplant!
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Easy Vegetarian Chili Cheese Dip... with NO VELVEETA! This easy cheesy dip is sketch-free and delicious!
Easy Vegetarian Chili Cheese Dip
5 from 4 votes
Get the party started with this ultra easy vegetarian chili cheese dip! Sketch-Free + Gluten-Free
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Turkey Chili Stuffed Sweet Potato with Sour Cream and Fritos
Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
5 from 13 votes
These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are a great way to use up leftover chili the next day! Make one for lunch or serve the whole family by turning this tasty dish into a sweet potato bar with all your favorite toppings!
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These easy cheesy Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash are 100% vegetarian and totally crave-worthy!
Easy Cheesy Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
5 from 4 votes
These easy Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash are 100% vegetarian and totally crave-worthy! 
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About The Author:

Jenn Laughlin

Jenn Laughlin founded Peas and Crayons in 2009 after graduating with B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University and working as a Nutrition Educator for WIC. The goal was simple: create and share delicious tested and perfected recipes with vegetables as the star! Peas and Crayons is know for veggie forward recipes that are colorful and crave-able.

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