10 Chili Toppings for Your Chili Bar

Setting up a chili bar or just looking for some chili topping ideas? We've got you covered! Check out our top 10 picks to make your chili super tasty. There's something for everyone!

Shredded Cheese: From classic cheddar to Monterey Jack, cheese melts perfectly into hot chili.


Tortilla Chips: Crunchy tortilla chips add texture and are perfect for scooping up chili.


Jalapeños: Looking for a kick? Add some jalapeños. Sliced or diced, they're the perfect way to bring a little heat to your chili.


Lime Wedges: Garnish with a squeeze of lime for a zesty kick. Just a wedge or two, and your chili gets an instant flavor lift.


Diced Onion: From white to red varieties, onions add a delightful crunch and sharp flavor that complements chili perfectly.


Bacon Crumbles: Everything's better with bacon, right? Smoky bacon crumbles are the perfect way to add a little depth to chili.


Hot Sauce: Customize your chili's spice level just the way you like with hot sauce, whether you prefer mildly spicy or full-on inferno.


Pico de Gallo: Add a burst of freshness to your chili with this zesty mix of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro. Perfect for a Tex-Mex touch.


Guacamole: Creamy guacamole adds richness and is a great complement to spicy chili.


Cilantro: Fresh cilantro brings a burst of flavor, and also pairs well with many other toppings.


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"Great organized list of toppings to make an informal chili feed memorable.” -Marcie