Chili Baked Potatoes (Simple Week Night Supper)

Chili Baked Potatoes|Frankly Entertaining

Make sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post!

The weather has started to get colder up here in the last frontier. We’re in the mood for a hearty dinner pretty much every night. If your house is like mine though, the witching hour between after school and dinner time can get a little crazy. I have five kids in school this year, and between homework, piano and school sports, I don’t have a lot of time for meals that take a ton of prep and time. That’s one of the reasons I was so intrigued to try Progresso’s new Chili.

Chili Baked Potatoes|Frankly Entertaining

Chili Baked Potatoes were pretty common in my house growing up, but it’s been a while since I’ve made them for my kids, so this came at the perfect time. Progresso recently came out with a new line of Stews and Chilis that can be prepared in about 5 minutes. This is the perfect solution for busy weeknights. We tried the Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans, and I was super impressed because it was tasty, but it was also filling for my kids. A lot of times, ready made chili feels like it’s lacking something, but this was hearty, with big chunks of meat.

Chili Baked Potatoes|Frankly Entertaining

Little did I know when I began planning this meal that my fridge was going to die. I really struggled last week to make healthy meals for my kids without the benefit of refrigeration (I wanted to keep all our food on the back porch because it’s cold enough, but my husband wasn’t in the mood to attract all the bears and moose to our house!). I was so glad I had the Progresso Chili in the pantry, it totally saved the day!

Chili Baked Potatoes|Frankly Entertaining

The great thing about this meal is that you can prep it early in the day, and then have it ready to go with only 5 minutes in the microwave for the chili. I “baked” the potatoes in the slow cooker, and I decided on my toppings. I had everything ready to serve in the time it took my kids to clear their homework off the table and wash their hands. One of the reasons this meal is so family friendly is that the kids have a little control over their meal. They get to choose what toppings to put on their potatoes, and when kids feel like they have control over their food they usually do a better job eating their food.

Chili Baked Potatoes|Frankly Entertaining

Here is all you need for a quick and delicious weeknight meal:

  • Progresso Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili with Beans  (there’s also a vegetarian chili, but I like meat!)
  • 1 potato per person
  • grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped green onions
  • bacon pieces
  • diced tomatoes

To “bake” the potatoes, pierce each potato a few times with a fork and then wrap in aluminum foil. Place potatoes in a slow cooker, and cook on high for four hours.

Unwrap the potatoes and slice an X into each of them. Top with chili, and then add the fixings of your choice!

Chili Baked Potatoes| Frankly Entertaining

Giveaway:

We’re excited to be partnering with Progresso for a fun giveaway to help you prepare for busy weeknight meals! Progresso will send the winner a giveaway prize package featuring Progresso new Chili and Stew flavors, Progresso Ladle and a Game Day Cooler Chair. All you have to do is go to the Progresso Game Day Page and check out their new products. Come back here and let me know which flavor you’re most excited to try in the comments section. Giveaway is open to US residents and runs until Saturday, October 10.

Thanks so much to Progresso for sponsoring today’s post.  Go check them out on Facebook.

If you want to try Progresso’s new Chilis and Stews, click here for a coupon for a dollar off.

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110 Comments

  1. I would like to try the Smoke House Pork and Beef Chili with Beans

     
  2. I’d like to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs

     
  3. I would love to try the White Chicken Chili with Beans.

     
  4. I’m most excited to try their white chicken chili with beans. They all look super delicious.

     
  5. I would most like to try the Smokehouse pork & beef chili with beans

     
  6. I can’t wait to try the White Chicken Chili with Beans. Yum. I love white chili.

     
  7. The white chicken chili sounds good

     
  8. Sign me up for roasted vegetable chili with three beans!

     
  9. White Chicken Chilli sounds tasty!

     
  10. I’d like to try the smoke house pork and bean chili. I just saw these at Wegman’s this weekend. I’d love to try them!

     
  11. I will be keeping my eye out for the White Chicken Chili with Beans. Thanks!

     
  12. I would like to try the Smoke House Pork and Beef Chili with Beans. It sounds delicious and perfect for the chill that is finally hitting Montana!

     
  13. I think the WHITE CHICKEN STEW WITH SAVORY HERBS sounds delicious
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  14. The White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs.

     
  15. I would try the roasted vegetable chili with 3 beans

     
  16. I would try the white chicken stew with savory herbs

     
  17. the pub fries with beef stew sound amazing!

     
  18. I would like to try the South West Style White Chicken Chili with Beans

     
  19. The Pork and Beef Chili with Beans sounds delicious.

     
  20. I would like to try the roasted vegetable chili with three beans.

     
  21. I would like to try the Hearty vegetable stew
    with beef.

     
  22. I don’t think I have ever had chicken chili, so that is the variety I am most interested in.

     
  23. I would like the Roasted Vegetable Chili with three beans.

     
  24. I would love to try the Roasted Vegetable Chili with Three Beans.

     
  25. I would like to try the White Chicken Chili with Beans.

     
  26. I want to try the White Chicken Chili with Beans.

     
  27. I am most excited to try the Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans.

     
  28. Chili plz 🙂

     
  29. The hearty vegetable stew with beef sound good.

     
  30. I’d like to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs.

     
  31. I would love to try the South west style white chicken chili with beans.

     
  32. I would love to try the HEARTY VEGETABLE STEW WITH BEEF. I am very excited that these are coming out. I think I found some easy quick dinners!

     
  33. I’d enjoy the Smokehouse pork & beef chili with beans, and I love your idea for slow cooked baked potatoes

     
  34. I would love to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs, sounds so delicious!

     
  35. I like the looks of the Roasted Vegetable and Three Bean Chili!

     
  36. Smoke house chili sounds good!

     
  37. The roasted vegetable chili sounds great!

     
  38. jeremy mclaughlin

    Would love to try the white chicken stew with savory herbs.

     
  39. I think the Smoke house pork & beef chili with beans would be a huge hit in my house!

     
  40. I would like the try the hearty vegetable stew w/ beef!

     
  41. They all look so good but the one I want to try the most is Smoke house pork and beef chili.

     
  42. I’d like to try the white chicken chili with beans!

     
  43. The chicken chili looks great!

     
  44. The White Chicken Chili sounds good and healthy.

     
  45. I am most excited about the Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans. But they all sound delicious!

     
  46. The Roasted Vegetable Chili with Three Beans looks yummy!

     
  47. I’d like to try the white chicken stew with savory herbs. 🙂

     
  48. PUB FRIES WITH
    BEEF STEW

     
  49. Pub Fries with Beef Soup sound yummy!

     
  50. The White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs must be so good!

     
  51. I’d like to try the Vegetable Stew with Beef. The Pub Fries with Beef Stew look great!

     
  52. I would love to try the Smoke House Pork & Beef Chili With Beans

     
  53. I would love to try theSmokehouse pork and beef chili with beans. I am a huge chili fan and this sounds perfect to add to game day food!!

     
  54. veggie stew w beef! yum!

     
  55. I think the whole family would love the chicken nachos, and they would taste great. I would love to try the easy buffalo chicken dip!

     
  56. I love the Chili Tachos..oooh gonna make these!

     
  57. The Buffalo Dip would be awesome for game day!

     
  58. The roasted vegetable chili with 3 beans sounds great! Perfect for an easy Sunday dinner during football season.

     
  59. I would love to try the Smoke House Pork & Beef Chili With Beans

     
  60. I would love to try the Traditional Creamy Roasted Chicken with Herb Dumpling.

     
  61. Mary Beth Elderton

    I’m excited about the White Chicken Chili with Beans! Sounds delish!

     
  62. I am most excited to try the White Chicken Chili with Beans! I think my whole family would enjoy it! Thanks for the chance!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

     
  63. I think the Pub Fries with beef stew looks really yummy. I would like to try that one out along with the Chili Tachos.

     
  64. Leigh Anne Borders

    White Chicken Chili with Beans is the one I would want to try. I have always wanted to make my own.,..but this would be better and probably taste much better than what I could product;)

     
  65. I am not a chili lover (but my husband is!) I would choose the Hearty Vegetable Stew with Beef

     
  66. I’d love to try the chicken chili nachos–they look delicious!

     
  67. I’d like to try the CHICKEN STEW
    BISCUIT CUPS. 🙂

     
  68. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    I would love to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs. They all look great!

     
  69. The White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs sounds amazing! And I’d love to make those Biscuit Cups! Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

     
  70. I can’t wait to try the Progresso South West Style White Chicken Chili With Beans. I love anything southwest style, and this sounds fantastic!

     
  71. I am all about those chicken chili nachos they look so yummy..

     
  72. I am most excited to try the Traditional Chickarina© with Meatballs
    Thank You for the chance

     
  73. SOUTH WEST STYLE WHITE
    CHICKEN CHILI WITH BEANS sounds delicious to me!

     
  74. I would like the white chicken chili with beans

     
  75. The Pork and Beef Chili with Beans looks soo good. Plus I can use it like they did on nachos.

     
  76. The hearty vegetable stew with beef looks delicious.

    I would also love to try the pub fries with beef stew.

     
  77. I’d pick the Southwest Style White Chicken Chili with Beans. My family loves SW style ANYTHING.

     
  78. The easy buffalo chicken dip would be a huge hit around here! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

     
  79. The Smokehouse Pork and Beef Chili looks really yummy!

     
  80. Chili Tachos looks good and so do the pub fries, the beef stew with that looks okay. Even the Buffalo Dip looks good, but I am not a fan of the buffalo flavoring.

     
  81. Roasted Vegetable Chili with Three Beans! 🙂

     
  82. That Chicken Stew and Biscuits sounds wonderful!

     
  83. I’m most excited about the white chicken stew. I would love to try the chicken stew with biscuit cups recipe! The hearty vegetable stew looks good too.

     
  84. The White Chicken Chili with Beans sounds the best to me.

     
  85. I am most excited to try the white chicken chili. I’ve always wanted to try that and am glad to see Progresso now makes it.

     
  86. I am most excited to try HEARTY VEGETABLE STEW
    WITH BEEF

     
  87. I want to try the White chicken Stew with Savory Herbs.

     
  88. I would love to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs.
    Thank you!

     
  89. I want to try the HEARTY VEGETABLE STEW WITH BEEF

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

     
  90. The Pub Fries in beef stew looks absolutely delicious! Perfect for a Sunday Game day!

     
  91. i want to tr the hearty vegetable stew with beef

     
  92. I am excited to try the Traditional Creamy Tomato with Bacon and Cheese

     
  93. chicken buffalo dip!

     
  94. I’d love to try the HEARTY VEGETABLE STEW WITH BEEF

     
  95. I would love to try the WHITE CHICKEN STEW WITH SAVORY HERBS

     
  96. I would like to make the Chicken stew biscuit cups.

     
  97. I would like to try the Smoke house pork & beef with beans

     
  98. The White Chicken Stew is definitely something that I would like to try.

     
  99. cHICKEN STEW
    BISCUIT CUPS

     
  100. They all sound good! But I’d especially love to try the vegetable chili with three beans, since I need more veggies in my diet!

     
  101. I would like to try the Chili Tachos my family would really like it.

     
  102. The White chicken stew with savory herbs sounds delish!!!

     
  103. I’d like to try the Hearty Vegetable Stew with Beef.

     
  104. Roasted vegetable chili with three beans would be great … No meat for me … but the rest of the family would like all of the flavors.

     
  105. I am most excited to try the Roasted Vegetable Chili with Three Beans.

     
  106. I am most excited about the Progresso Southwest Style Chili!

     
  107. I am excited to try White Chicken Chili with Beans.

     
  108. I would love to try the White Chicken Stew with Savory Herbs .

     
  109. Im most excited for the white chicken chilli and beans 🙂 sounds yummy!

     
  110. Southwest style white chicken chili with beans