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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Alia and Radwa
Our chili mac and cheese recipe is easy to make, packed with flavor! Combines a classic mac and cheese with a hearty chili, all in one pot!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8
  • 8 ounces cooked lean ground beef
  • 1 small chopped yellow onion
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup canned red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes with chilis (do not drain)
  • 3/4 cup freshly graded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup freshly graded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz mini farfalle or elbow pasta
  • 4 cups low sodium beef or vegetable broth
  • Cook the ground beef in a dutch oven or deep dish pot. Drain the excess liquid.
  • When the beef is cooked, add the onions and garlic, followed by salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Sauté everything together in the pan over medium heat until nice and fragrant.
  • Add in the kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes and farfalle pasta. Pour broth into the pot, bring it all up to a boil and cover.
  • Cook everything together until the pasta reaches al denté texture. Approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Then add both types of shredded cheeses and mix together over the heat. Allow the cheese to melt and turn into a gooey sauce.
  • When the cheese is melted, it is time to serve!



Note: If the pasta seems runny at first, don't panic! Let stand for 10 minutes in the pot and it really absorbs all the liquid!
Keyword easy one pot meal, one pot chili recipe, one pot mac and cheese, one pot macaroni and chili, one pot pasta
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