Serve an EPIC Chili Dinner Board; a great way to bring people together around your favorite chili recipe. Top with your favorite toppings and corn bread!

EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

What I love about this Epic Chili Dinner Board is that it’s great for fall time hosting! Perfect for a potluck or party! Chili is hearty and filling, and great for company!

Potluck Epic Chili Dinner Board

Maybe you tried this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili recipe last week, or my Easy Homemade Chili made with ground turkey (my go-to recipe). Also, a great dessert to serve with this dinner board? My No-Peel Easy Pear Cobbler recipe (yes!!)

Or, I bet you have your own favorite chili recipe for game days or potlucks!

Use your favorite chili recipe, one that is great for dipping, or one that’s bursting with flavor (maybe with a kick). Don’t forget the cornbread on the side!

The Big Board

And want to know more info about the boards? You can visit my The Big Board Page and also Best Charcuterie Boards to Buy. The large 28 board is sold out, but GOOD NEWS! I will be carrying my own line, soon. Keep checking back or follow me on Instagram!

Is it better to make chili the night before?

We think chili is better made ahead. It’s also better the longer it cooks! Let the chili simmer on the stove or in the slow cooker for hours, that way the flavors will meld together.

Autumn carries more gold

LeCreuset 5-quart stainless steel braiser

Guys, I’m using my favorite 5-quart Stainless Steel Braiser that is lightweight and fits beautifully on these big boards. It’s shallow enough to not overpower the board. It comes with a lid, so you can serve the food hot (place a pothoolder down first). You can buy this LeCreuset 5-quart Stainless Steel Braiser [affiliate link] and I think you’ll love it!

Chili for a fall party

“Autumn carries more gold in its pockets than all the other seasons”

Oh, how I love this saying! And it’s true, as my eyes are already spotting the golden colors here and there, with a touch of orange on the trees. Fall is my favorite time of year! Fall is my favorite time to eat chili!

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Epic Chili Dinner Board

Friends, here’s what I love about big dinner boards. They create a fun vibe, great conversation, and they are casual and tasty!

My encouragement today: Invite someone new, share your life, open up, and give of yourself.

I can’t think of a more cozy and comforting way to make chili complete, than a big pot in the middle of a board. Add the corn bread and chips and any other toppings you’d put on chili.

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Add your favorite toppings

The best toppings for chili are:

  • Cheese
  • Cilantro
  • Red onion
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion
  • Salsa

You can even get a head start by adding this to your weekend meal prep, having the chili cooked and ready to go for a party.

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Here are a few chili recipes that we love:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili recipe

Best Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

No Bean Sweet Potato & Turkey Chili 

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EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

  1. Use a board with a lip [grab all the board info and how to season the board, HERE.] This is important so the food does not fall off.
  2. Make the chili ahead. The longer it simmers and sits overnight, the better the flavors.
  3. Bake the cornbread ahead. Cut into large chunks.
  4. Create the board with a space in the center to add the hot pot of chili (lay down a hot pad). When ready, reheat the chili in a shallow pan to add to the board when hot. You can even keep the lid on the chili until right before serving.
  5. Around the outside add small bowls filled with the chili condiments.
  6. Fill in the open areas with cornbread, butter, and your favorite chips. We buy Trader Joe’s corn chips (so good).
  7. Add your favorite tongs and small spoons and SERVE!

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Green salads with a chili board

I’m of the belief that there’s a place for salad with any bowl of chili. Right?

Salads are so fresh and delish, and seem to round out the meal; plus they’re a great alternative if your guests don’t like chili. They can have salad and cornbread instead!

Serve this chili board with a side salad–the perfect Autumn dinner!.

Happy hosting!

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EPIC Chili Dinner Board Recipe

Ingredients

  • Your favorite chili recipe
  • Cheese, Mexican combo is best
  • Cilantro, finely chopped
  • Red onion, finely chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Green onion, finely chopped
  • Cornbread, cooked
  • Butter
  • Corn chips

Instructions

  • Prepare a board with a "lip" by either laying down parchment paper, or make sure it's food safe. This is important so the food does not fall off.
  • Cook the chili ahead. The longer it simmers and sits overnight, the better the flavors.
  • Bake the cornbread. Cut into large chunks.
  • Create the board with a space in the center to add the hot pot of chili (lay down a hot pad). When ready, reheat the chili in a shallow pan to add to the board when hot. You can even keep the lid on the chili until right before serving.
  • Around the outside add small bowls filled with the chili condiments.
  • Fill in the open areas with cornbread, butter, and your favorite chips.
  • Add your favorite tongs and small spoons and SERVE!

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EPIC Chili Dinner Board

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