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One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

This easy One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and a crowd pleaser! Your family will love this easy dinner recipe! 

one pot vegetarian chili mac
This one pot vegetarian chili mac is all things delicious.

It is all the flavors of your favorite chili combined with noodles and lots of melted cheesy deliciousness.

This recipe comes together in just one pot, which means less dishes and more eating!

It’s so easy to make and tastes incredible.

All you need is just half an hour and some simple ingredients!

Easy peasy meatless dinner coming right up. 

one pot vegetarian chili mac

How to make one pot vegetarian chili mac

In a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan, sautee garlic, onion, peppers and olive oil for 5-10 minutes on medium high heat.

Cook until the onion starts to cook down and is translucent. 

Add drained kidney beans, chili beans with sauce, stewed tomatoes, vegetable broth, tomato paste, macaroni noodles, and all spices. 

Bring pot to a boil and cover.

one pot vegetarian chili mac

Once boiling, remove lid and cook for 12 – 15 minutes, until noodles are al dente.

Stir every few minutes to help the noodles to not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Check closely near the end to avoid mushy noodles.

Cooking too long will definitely affect the texture. 

one pot vegetarian chili mac

Once the chili mac is cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the sharp cheddar cheese.

I always recommend freshly grating your cheese if possible. 

one pot vegetarian chili mac

The flavor is so much better this way and we can always taste the difference!

Top with fresh chopped parsley for garnish and serve!

I made this for dinner tonight and it came out great! Very easy to make and it’s delicious. I like having the leftovers for the next day. Thank you! – Tory

one pot vegetarian chili mac

This one pot vegetarian chili mac is such an easy and delicious dinner that is perfect for a weeknight!

I love any excuse to use my dutch oven and it is just the perfect size to make this dish in.

The convenience of one pot meals is my favorite because they mean quicker cook time and less cleanup for me!

Less mess = more time enjoying a delicious dinner with my family.

one pot vegetarian chili mac

It’s all the flavors of my favorite slow cooker vegetarian chili mac, but in 1/4 of the time!

My family loves this recipe! The bonus is we have lots of leftovers! – Angie

one pot vegetarian chili mac

Love chili recipes? 

Be sure to make this slow cooker vegetarian chili mac!

This Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Mac Recipe is made all in the crockpot (even the noodles!). A super easy vegetarian crockpot recipe to feed a crowd. #vegetarian #slowcooker #crockpot #chilimac

And for a classic favorite, here is our crock pot vegetarian chili

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I love this recipe! It’s so.easy to add more veg as well. Tastes just as good as a leftover the next day! Thank.you – Cynthia

Easy One pot chili mac recipe that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Rave reviews on pinterest! #vegetarian #chilimac #meatless #dinner

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One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac Recipe:

Yield: 8

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

A quick and easy recipe for one pot vegetarian chili mac

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion (yellow or white), diced
  • 1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can chili beans, with sauce (do not drain)
  • 1 (15 oz) can sliced stewed tomatoes, with juices
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 16 oz dry macaroni noodles
  • 3 oz tomato paste (around 4 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup diced hungarian wax peppers (can substitute bell peppers)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • chopped parsley, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan, sautee garlic, onion, peppers and olive oil for 5-10 minutes on medium high heat, or until onion starts to cook down and is translucent
  2. Add drained kidney beans, chili beans with sauce, stewed tomatoes, vegetable broth, tomato paste, macaroni noodles, and all spices
  3. Bring to a boil and cover
  4. Allow to cook for 12-15 minutes, or until noodles are al dente. Check every few minutes to stir in case of sticking
  5. Once finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese.
  6. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and topped with remaining cheese

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 524Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1317mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 26g

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Nathalie

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

Was even better than I expected . Thanks for recipe

Joy Shull

Thursday 16th of January 2020

so glad you enjoyed the recipe!

grace

Friday 29th of December 2017

tried this with cavatappi instead of macaroni and cheddar jack instead to soften the cheese taste and it was amazing !!!

Joy Shull

Friday 29th of December 2017

So glad you enjoyed the recipe, those sound like wonderful substitutions!

Cynthia

Thursday 28th of December 2017

I love this recipe! It's so.easy to add more veg as well. Tastes just as good as a leftover the next day! Thank.you :)

Joy Shull

Friday 29th of December 2017

So glad you enjoyed the recipe Cynthia!

Carol

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Hi, can this be frozen?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Hi Carol,

I haven't tried freezing it so I can't guarantee results. The noodles might get soggy if they are reheated from frozen, so I can't recommend for sure.

Angie

Thursday 5th of October 2017

My family loves this recipe! The bonus is we have lots of leftovers!

Joy Shull

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

So glad your family loved it Angie!