One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
Yield: 10-12 servings
  • 1 large onion, small diced
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of spoked paprika
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 lbs ground turkey (beef or chicken would work too)
  • 2 bell peppers, small diced
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
  • 16 oz of elblow macaroni
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese (we used cheddar and some jack)
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven heat 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high until hot. Add the onions and spices, and cook for 3-5 minutes until soft. Add the peppers and garlic, and cook for a couple minutes more, or until the onions are starting to brown and the garlic is fragrant.
  2. Add the ground turkey. Break apart with a spoon and cook, stirring frequently, until all the meat is cooked through.
  3. Into the pot add the beans, tomato sauce, 4 cups of water and the macaroni. Raise heat to high, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 8-12 minutes, or until the macaroni is cooked.
  4. Stir in the cheese until melted. Enjoy!
Recipe by The Baker Chick at