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One-Pot Chili Mac

This One-Pot Chili Mac has all of the flavors of chili but with pasta! Perfect weeknight dinner and clean up couldn't be easier with one pan to wash.
Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb lean ground ground beef
  • 32 oz unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can 14.5 oz Red Gold diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can 15 oz Red Gold tomato sauce
  • 2 cans 16 oz light red kidney beans (don't drain)
  • 3 tbsp [Homemade Chili Seasoning mix | http://blogghetti.com/2015/01/homemade-chili-seasoning-mix.html] **
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 16 oz box uncooked shell pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Toppings (optional)

  • sliced green onions
  • shredded cheese


  • In a large dutch oven, combine onion and ground beef over medium-high heat. Cook until browned, about 5-8 minutes, breaking the meat up as it cooks. When ground beef is cooked through, add the garlic and let cook another minute.
  • Add the chicken stock, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, chili seasoning mix, salt and pepper, and pasta. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, until noodles are soft and tender. Stir occasionally so the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add in one cup of the shredded cheddar cheese and stir into pot of chili.
  • Top with sliced green onions and shredded cheese if desired when serving.
  • ** If you do not have the ingredients to make the Homemade Chili Seasoning mix, you can substitute a package of chili seasoning mix and adjust the added salt accordingly.