This delicious chili mac and cheese with ground beef, diced tomatoes, rich tomato sauce, chili beans and spices is cooked all in one pot--including the macaroni!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, and beef. Stirring frequently, cook until meat is browned and crumbly, about 3 minutes. Drain excess fat.

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  • Stir in chicken broth, Ragu® sauce, diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, beans, chili powder, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil and stir in pasta; cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until pasta is al dente, about 14 minutes.

  • Remove from heat. Stir in the cheese and parsley. Serve immediately, garnished with additional cheese and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; protein 28.5g 57% DV; carbohydrates 45.9g 15% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterol 66mg 22% DV; sodium 1232.5mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2015
I've been searching for and cooking recipes on this site for a couple of years but have never written a review. This one pot chili mac was so good I decided to finally get around to setting up account. The only thing I changed was very minor. Used petite diced tomatoes in place of rotel (all I had on hand) added about two tablespoons chopped peppers and served cheese on side just because hubby doesn't really like it cooked in. Very quick and easy! Also delicious! Will definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2015
Good recipe! We ended up doubling the Chile powder and cumin and adding in a teaspoon of oregano. Even so it is a little on the bland side. It ended up being more of a soup than a pasta dish. Delish! Read More
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  • 3 star values: 5
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
I've been searching for and cooking recipes on this site for a couple of years but have never written a review. This one pot chili mac was so good I decided to finally get around to setting up account. The only thing I changed was very minor. Used petite diced tomatoes in place of rotel (all I had on hand) added about two tablespoons chopped peppers and served cheese on side just because hubby doesn't really like it cooked in. Very quick and easy! Also delicious! Will definitely make this again! Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2016
Good basic recipe. I wanted it to taste more like chili so I altered the spices: 2 tsp oregano 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 T cumin and 1/4 cup chili powder. Reduced the broth to 1 1/2 cup and increased pasta to 3 cups uncooked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2015
I had some ground beef and didn't know what to do with it. This was fast and easy and from everything I already have in the pantry (except chili beans I used black beans). Mild enough flavor for the kids. And who doesn't appreciate having only 1 pot to clean? Love that Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2016
My family was wary but pleasantly surprised by how much they liked this meal. I chose it over other recipes for the one-pot preparation. We liked that it wasn't super chili-flavored. It had its own unique taste. We did not want it to just be chili with macaroni added. The only change I made was to skip the beans and add a can of corn. And I probably added a lot more cheese than 3/4 cup - probably twice that in finely shredded taco-style cheese. It melted nicely. I also added some green onions I had on hand when I added the parsely. I'll be making again. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2015
Used tomato paste and red pepper flakes instead of diced tomatoes since we don't like the texture of tomatoes. Also used half a regular white onion and pinto/kidney beans. So I changed a lot but it was really good. I think this recipe leaves a lot of room for creativity. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2017
I used a package of Chili Seasoning Mix as a short cut and to pump up the kick a bit. Excellent comfort food recipe if you are looking to indulge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2016
My husband LOVED this! He asked me to please make it again. We're a gluten free family so I used brown rice spiral pasta. I had to add a few extra splashes of chicken stock probably an additional 1/2 cup. This was super easy and very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2015
yum my kids loved it topped it with sour cream Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/23/2015
Good recipe! We ended up doubling the Chile powder and cumin and adding in a teaspoon of oregano. Even so it is a little on the bland side. It ended up being more of a soup than a pasta dish. Delish! Read More
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