White Chili

Happy New Year from the Spend Smart. Eat Smart. team!

For our first recipe of the month for 2022 we are happy to share White Chili with you. This chili recipe only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, so it is perfect if you need to get a hot meal on the table fast. I like a quick recipe, but the best thing about any chili recipe, in my opinion, is the flexibility. Based on your tastes and what you have on hand, you can swap out proteins, vegetables, and seasonings in just about any chili recipe.

Here are some ideas to change up our White Chili recipe:

  • Protein: the original recipe calls for chicken and white beans for the protein. If you want to make this dish vegetarian, leave out the chicken and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
  • Vegetables: the original recipe calls for onion, diced green chiles, and corn for the vegetables. You can add in different colors of bell peppers with the onion. You can also top this chili with sliced avocado, jalapeno, or green onion.  
  • Seasonings: the original recipe calls for garlic powder, ground cumin, and dried oregano for the seasonings. You can add more or less of each of these depending on your tastes or you can try a different seasoning such as ground pepper, basil, or chili powder.

Find the full recipe for White Chili at this link: https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/recipe/white-chili/

Enjoy!

Justine Hoover

Justine Hoover is a Registered Dietitian and mom who loves to cook for her family.

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