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Pot of Chili with Chili Toppings and Utensils

Chili Bar Toppings + Chili Bar Tips

The best chili bar fixin’s, both classic and adventurous. Perfect for your next dinner party or Super Bowl spread.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Shredded cheddar cheese (mild, medium, or sharp)
  • Applewood smoked cheddar
  • Monterey jack
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • American cheese
  • Queso fresco
  • Nacho cheese or queso
  • Tortilla chips
  • Tortilla strips
  • Saltine crackers
  • Oyster crackers
  • Ritz crackers
  • Chili peppers
  • Dried ancho peppers
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Green peppers
  • Lime wedges
  • Lime juice
  • Dried cranberries
  • Diced onion
  • Green onions (scallions)
  • Red onions
  • Fried onions
  • Shallots
  • Bacon crumbles
  • Mexican chorizo
  • Hot dog, chopped
  • Corn
  • Corn salsa
  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Fries
  • Tater tots
  • Tomato salsa
  • Corn salsa
  • Avocado salsa
  • Pico de gallo
  • Sour cream
  • Greek yogurt
  • Guacamole
  • Ranch
  • Hot sauce
  • Sriracha
  • Wasabi sauce
  • Horseradish
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Barbecue sauces
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Parsley


  1. Serve homemade chili using a slow cooker to cook the chili warm. You can use the stovetop, but a crockpot is a great option. There is no need to worry about burning the chili. You can find double or triple slow cookers like this one if you plan to make more than one type of chili.
  2. Provide paper bowls, napkins, and plastic silverware for easy clean-up.
  3. Set out all the toppings in small bowls or ramekins, including a variety of toppings from the 45+ topping options above.
  4. Organize all the options into toppings, sauces, and garnishes. Make sure the sauces are in easy-to-pour bottles.
  5. Make sure everything is in order in which your guests will need them: 1) bowls, napkins, utensils, 2) chili, 3) toppings, 4) sauces, 5) garnishes, 6) side dishes, and 7) beverages.
  6. Include menu cards for topping combinations guests can use to make their own bowl of chili. For exampleTex-Mex, chili cheese dog, or the ultimate spicy chili.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: party, super bowl, chili bar

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