Chili Toppings Board

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what to serve with chili toppings

Chili is one of my favorite meals–who doesn’t love all of those chili toppings! Plus, there are so many different varieties of chili, there’s practically one for every season! You can throw together all your favorite seasonal veggies (or stick to the canned stuff), tailor the meat to your preference (or cut it out all together), and serve it over just about anything (ever tried it Cincinnati style over spaghetti?) and it’s practically guaranteed to be delicious.

But you know I love sides and toppings, so this board is all about those perfect chili toppings that add the hits of freshness, zestiness, and/or spice. Serve this bar for your next party–it’s perfect for cold weather gatherings! Especially ones that involve a football game.

Check out some more of my savory toppings boards here:

Plus, check out all of my Build Your Own Boards here!

Chili Bar Toppings

  • 1 batch of your favorite chili
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Jalapeño, sliced
  • Scallions, sliced
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Sliced black olives
  • Avocado, diced
  • Red onion, minced
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla chips
chili toppings bar ideas

How To Make a Chili Bar

  • Place the cheese, jalapeños, scallions, tomatoes, black olives, avocado, onion, and sour cream in separate small bowls or ramekins, then add to the center of the board. 
  • Place the Fritos and tortilla chips in the opposing corners. Fill in the empty spaces with the lime wedges and cilantro.
  • Serve the chili family-style for the full self-serve experience or divide the chili between bowls and serve alongside the toppings bar.

Chili Bar Video Tutorial

Finger Foods That Go With Chili

  • Corn bread
  • Biscuits
  • Potato skins
  • Grilled cheese
  • Roasted potato wedges
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Jalapeño poppers
  • Hot dogs
chili sides and chili toppings bar

Chili Recipes for Chili Toppings Board

Need some recipe inspo? Here are a few of my favorites:

Show Me Your Chili Toppings

I hope this post inspires you to make this board. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the snacks and spreads you create from my tips. If you make something inspired by this post, please tag me at @ainttooproudtomeg so I can see and share! 

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chili sides and chili toppings bar

Chili Toppings Bar


This chili sides and toppings bar is perfect for a party and this post has all the chili bar ideas.


  • 1 batch of your favorite chili
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Jalapeño sliced
  • Scallions sliced
  • Tomatoes diced
  • Sliced black olives
  • Avocado diced
  • Red onion minced
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Fritos
  • Tortilla chips
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