12 Soul-Satisfying Chili Recipes

By , Denise Tausig
Winter might have been a little late to show up in many places this season, but it appears to be back in action as of late. The cold weather has set in, which can only mean one thing: It's chili time. In addition to its belly-warming super powers, chili is a great way to get your veggies and protein all in one complete meal. Chili dishes can be as diverse as any meal, with many meatless options, spicy recipes, hearty dishes packed with meat and mild chicken creations available.

Whether it's a chili cook-off, a celebration of National Chili Day on the fourth Thursday in February or just a bitter cold Wednesday night, now is the perfect time than to discover your new favorite chili recipe.

White Chicken Chili
Packed full of flavor, this chicken option makes enough for a crowd, but can also be frozen for up to four months if you're big on meal planning.

15-Minute Chili At 31 grams of protein per serving, this chili has the power to keep you full straight through until dinner. 

Two-Bean Sweet Potato Chili This vegetarian chili uses some secret tricks to boost the flavor without adding big calories.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili A veggie lover's delight, this 202-calorie dish is filled with bell peppers, squash, black beans, onions and tomato. 

Black Bean and Corn Vegetarian Chili A vegetarian chili that's so satisfying, even carnivores will be begging for seconds.

Pumpkin Chili Make this chili and you'll be treating yourself to a healthy dose of fiber and vitamin A thanks to the unique addition of pumpkin. 

Vegetarian Chili Full of fiber and flavor, this bean-heavy recipe is a must-try.

Green Chicken Chili Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this spicy chili, which calls on leftover chicken breast as one of its main ingredients.

Easy Bean-Free Slow Cooker Chili Love chili, but hate the beans? This is the recipe for you.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili A quick 20 minutes is all it takes to prep this veggie-packed chili, which finishes cooking while you're out and about.

Chili Con Carne This thick, meaty chili has a secret homemade paste that gives it a flavorful spicy kick. 

Turkey Chili with Corn and Black Beans Packed full of spice, flavor, ground turkey, peppers, corn and beans, this chili might just win you that coveted cook-off award. 

Click here to discover even more delicious chili recipes that are sure to keep you warm! 

What is your favorite way to make chili? Which of these recipes will you be trying first?