Chili Recipes Under 300 Calories

Warm up with these hearty chili recipes that are packed with flavor and nutrition.

  • Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate
    Randy Mayor; Cindy Barr

    Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate

    Similar to a mole sauce, this chili's rich flavor comes from the addition of chipotle, adobo and chocolate. Ground turkey keeps the recipe lean with only 257 calories per serving.
  • Hominy Chili with Beans
    Randy Mayor

    Hominy Chili with Beans

    This is an easy, go-to recipe for when you are craving a chili but are short on time. For this meat-free chili, replace the meat while keeping the hearty consistency by adding hominy.
  • Beef and Beer Chili
    Randy Mayor

    Beef and Beer Chili

    A perfect dish on a cold winter's night, this classic chili can be prepared quickly. And at 261 calories, it's not only fast, but also healthy.
  • White Bean and Turkey Chili
    Randy Mayor

    White Bean and Turkey Chili

    Pureeing the beans gives this chili a thick, hearty flavor without adding extra fat or calories. Save time by substituting canned low-sodium diced tomatoes for chopped fresh tomatoes.
  • Cincinnati Chili
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke, Jan Gautro

    Cincinnati Chili

    An unusual twist on a classic chili, this recipe uses cinnamon, nutmeg and garam masala which add depth and complexity to the flavor. This is excellent for a crowd or family gathering when you are looking for a delicious and easy meal that is sure to please.
  • Black Bean Chili
    James Carrier

    Black Bean Chili

    This vegetarian version of classic chili can easily be made using ingredients you already have in your pantry–canned tomatoes, beans and chilies. At less than 30 minutes from start to finish, this is a great recipe to keep on-hand for when you're pressed for time.
  • Turkey Thigh and Hominy Chili
    Photo: James Carrier; Styling: Kim Konecny

    Turkey Thigh and Hominy Chili

    This chili is hearty, spicy and full of flavor–everything a great chili recipe should be. Using turkey thighs and lots of garlic gives this chili a great taste without a lot of fat, while the addition of hominy gives it a thick, chunky consistency.
  • Chunky Vegetarian Chili
    Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

    Chunky Vegetarian Chili

    This three-bean, meat-free recipe will please vegetarians and meat lovers alike. It's packed full of fiber, cooks in under an hour and easily doubles to feed a crowd. It also freezes beautifully for terrific leftovers later on.
  • Chicken Green Chili with White Beans
    Karry Hosford

    Chicken Green Chili with White Beans

    This chili recipe wins rave reviews for flavor from our online viewers. Roasting the chiles before adding them to the chili lends a spicy and smoky flavor while garnishing with fresh limes adds a tangy and delicious zing.
  • White Chili
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    White Chili

    You'll definitely make this recipe again and again. It's quick and simple to prepare, is ideal for a crowd or a hearty lunch and best of all, no one will ever guess that it's under 200 calories.
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