RECIPE | Ridiculously Easy Chili Pizza

March 13, 2014·

I’ve been working very hard at trying to make the most efficient use of our leftovers in our fridge. I hate when food goes to waste. I also have a tendency to make too much of something so then we end up eating the leftovers of that something for like a week and we can tend to get sick of it.

Well, I made some chili in the crockpot earlier this week and I ended up making a TON of it. And while I LOVE chili and I love chili leftovers, I wanted to come up with a couple ways to remix the leftovers we had on hand.

So, the idea for chili PIZZA suddenly popped in my mind… so I gave it a try and it ended up being SO DELICIOUS. AND SO EASY. My husband and I ate the whole thing!

This recipe is SO easy, I almost feel silly sharing it… but alas, I will anyway. This is one of those meals where you can plan out a couple meals in a week and really make use of what you have. Chili one night. Chili pizza another night. Chili TACOS another night. Etc. etc.

Okay, enough rambling, onto the recipe.


RECIPE | Ridiculously Easy Chili Pizza

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHILI (you DO NOT have to use this chili recipe… ANY leftover chili that you have will do)

  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of chili ready diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of green chilies
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 a package of frozen corn (or 1 can of corn)
  • 1 clove minced garlic


Place all the ingredients in a crock pot, and cook on medium for about 4-6 hours. If you need less time, you can cook it on high.

Remove the chicken, shred the chicken, then put it back in the crock pot. Stir it all together. Serve!


  • 1 pizza crust (I used the Archer Farms whole wheat square thin pizza crust from Target)
  • Leftover chili
  • Shredded cheese (I used the Mexican blend)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place pizza crust on a cookie sheet or pizza stone. Top pizza crust with cold, leftover chili. Top with cheese.

Bake in the oven for about 11-14 minutes or until the crust is brown and toppings are hot.

Serve with a dollop of sour cream! Enjoy!

It’s SERIOUSLY so delicious!

RECIPE | Easy Chili Pizza

What about you? What recipes have you been loving lately? Any recipes that make good use of leftovers? Will you try this one?