Mini Chili Bread Bowls

How are fun are these? Now that the Super Bowl has passed, I’m moving on to the next big sports event: March Madness. I don’t need more reasons to eat great food, but it is a great reason to bypass the salad for more game day food like this.

Mini Chili Bread Bowls via Real Food by Dad

It’s also a great vehicle for left over chili or if you just want to impress your guests with these mini chili bread bowls. I should have placed something next to the bowls for size reference, but in the rush of shooting and trying to calm a crying toddler, I forgot. Speaking of toddler, who has or is experiencing terrible twos? Oh, my gosh, I didn’t go through this with my other two, so the fits and the stubbornness are killing me.

Mini Chili Bread Bowls | Real Food by Dad

But back to these chili bowls, they are palm-size of a medium hand, making it perfect for any buffet table filled with other game day eats. Which works out well, because you know I’m going to be sharing more recipes like this up until the championship game.

Yield: Makes 12 4-inch bread bowls

Mini Chili Bread Bowls

Mini Chili Bread Bowls


  • 1 batch slow-cooker chili from here:
  • 12 4-inch crusty bread rolls
  • Garnishing
  • 2 cups cheddar and jack cheese blend (or your preferred)
  • 1 cup green onions
  • 1 cup sliced jalapenos


  1. Empty out bread bowls and fill with chili. Top with cheese, green onions and jalapenos.



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