Kellie Strickland

Cute Kids Dinner Recipe: Chili Penguin

The temperature has really dropped here in the Carolinas. And thank goodness — I was starting to worry that winter was never going to arrive! With colder weather comes warm-you-up comfort food like soups and chili, which, to my joy, our family loves. I don’t know about your family, but we enjoy our piping hot chili with all the goodness of corn chips and cheese. Yum! Since we eat chili often this time of year, I decided to come up with a fun little penguin to greet my kids when they came to the dinner table.





What You’ll Need:
sliced white cheese (such as mozzarella, Swiss, muenster, or havarti)
corn chips


To Make Chili Penguin:

Whip up your favorite trusty chili recipe. Ladle a serving into a bowl. While that cools a bit, pull out a slice of white cheese. Hand-cut a penguin shape out of the cheese (see photo). Using the scraps, cut separate pieces for the belly and the eyes. Pull out a bean from the chili and slice into fourths. Use 2 pieces of the bean for the pupils. Put cheese and bean slices into place. Use pieces of corn chips for the beak and feet. Serve warm.



Go ahead, play with your food! Check out more of Kellie’s kid-friendly culinary creations!





2 Responses to “Cute Kids Dinner Recipe: Chili Penguin”

  • Estela says:

    Very good web site thanks so much to your time in writing the posts for all of us to learn about.

  • Beth B says:

    For all Mom’s, Dad’s & Grand’s: My grand loves to help me cook. This is a great idea. I’m definitely going to check out all of Kellie’s kid-friendly culinary creations.

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