Nothing says cold-weather comfort like sipping on a steamy bowl of chili in the company of loved ones. Luckily for you, we’ve found the perfect method for hosting a fuss-free gathering this season: a potluck. Our Chili Guide will meet all your good mood food needs, and we've shared our tips and tricks for throwing a chili cook-off party so you’re sure to create memorable moments at an unforgettable chili dinner.

To set the mood, Cooking Light editors have specially crafted "The Ultimate Chili Party Playlist" on Spotify. Here’s what they had to say about their top jams that pair perfectly with this quintessential cold-weather food.

"Dying of the Pines" by The Gourds"I like Texas chili, and they're Texas musicians who sing a lot of good songs about food." — Hunter Lewis, Editor In Chief at Cooking Light

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra "He [Sinatra] just pairs so well with wine and comfort food." — Sidney Fry, Cooking Light Nutrition Editor

"Shoop" by Salt-N-Pepa"Because you know what this chili needs?? Some Salt-N-Pepa." — Marie Silvio, digital fellow at


Turn it up and impress your guests with a playlist that'll have them groovin' all night long.Tell us in the comments: What do you listen to while savoring a big ol' batch of chili?

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