Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips Recipe - A Delicious American Classic

Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips

Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips Recipe - A Delicious American Classic
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 4


Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips
Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips

Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips is a delicious and comforting dish that combines the flavors of hearty chili with the crunch of corn chips and the gooey goodness of melted cheese. It's the perfect meal for a cozy night in or for feeding a crowd at a party.


This recipe is a classic comfort food dish that has been enjoyed by families for generations. The combination of chili, cheese, and chips is a winning one that never goes out of style.


How to prepare

  1. Brown the meat and drain it.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings.
  3. Cover the mixture.
  4. Let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  7. Arrange the corn chips on a platter.
  8. Spoon the chili over the chips.
  9. Top it with the remaining cheese.


  • Add beans for extra protein and fiber.
  • Use different types of cheese for a unique flavor twist.
  • Top with sour cream, avocado, or jalapenos for added toppings.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to brown the meat thoroughly to develop flavor.

- Simmering the chili allows the flavors to meld together and intensify.

- Don't skimp on the cheese - it's what makes this dish so deliciously gooey and satisfying.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a side salad or some steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Browning the meat

- Simmering the chili

- Melting the cheese

Ingredient Substitutions

Ground turkey or chicken can be used instead of beef.

- Crushed tortilla chips can be used in place of corn chips.

Make Ahead Tips

The chili can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the chili in individual bowls topped with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro or green onions.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair with a cold beer or a glass of red wine for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 350 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Total Fat: 20g per serving

Saturated Fat: 9g per serving


Protein: 18g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron.


Contains dairy (cheese)


This dish is a balanced meal with a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals.


Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips is a comforting and satisfying dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its hearty chili, melted cheese, and crunchy chips, it's sure to be a hit with everyone at the table.

How did I get this recipe?

I can't forget the moment I stumbled upon this recipe for Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Martha's house for a potluck dinner. As soon as I walked through the door, the delicious aroma of chili filled the air.

Martha greeted me with a warm hug and a big smile. "I hope you're hungry," she said, leading me into the kitchen. "I've made my famous Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips for tonight's dinner."

I had never heard of this dish before, but as soon as I took my first bite, I was hooked. The rich, savory chili was perfectly spiced, and the melted cheese on top added a creamy, indulgent touch. And the best part? The crispy, salty tortilla chips that added the perfect crunch to every bite.

I begged Martha for the recipe, and she gladly shared it with me. As I wrote down the ingredients and instructions, I knew that this dish would become a staple in my own kitchen.

Over the years, I have made Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips countless times, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my own tastes. But the basic elements of Martha's original recipe have remained the same, and every time I make it, I am transported back to that warm summer day when I first discovered this delicious dish.

As I sit down to write out the recipe for Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips, I can't help but think of all the other recipes I have collected over the years. From my grandmother's secret chocolate chip cookie recipe to my neighbor's famous apple pie, each dish holds a special place in my heart and brings back memories of the people and places where I learned to make them.

I have always loved cooking, ever since I was a little girl watching my own grandmother in the kitchen. She taught me the importance of using fresh, high-quality ingredients, of taking my time and putting love and care into every dish I make.

And now, as I pass on the recipe for Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips to you, I hope that you will carry on the tradition of cooking and sharing delicious meals with your loved ones. Food has a way of bringing people together, of creating memories and forging bonds that last a lifetime.

So the next time you have a potluck dinner or a family gathering, why not whip up a batch of Cheesy Chili 'n' Chips? I guarantee it will be a hit with everyone who tries it. And who knows, maybe someday you'll be passing on the recipe to someone special in your life, just like I did with you.

But for now, let's get cooking. I can't wait to see the joy on your face as you take your first bite of this delicious, comforting dish. Enjoy!


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