mac and cheese recipe

Chili Mac and Cheese

Two comforting meals combined to make a perfectly delicious lunch or dinner

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chili mac, chili mac and cheese, mac and cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 307 kcal


  • 7 oz Dried Pasta (I used gluten-free corn macaroni) or whole wheat
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 3 Cups Chopped Button Mushrooms
  • 1 15 oz Can Black Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 OZ Can Red Kidney Beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 Cup Frozen Corn
  • 1 15 oz Can Tomato Paste
  • 1 8 oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 ½ Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Cups Broth of choice
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings:

  • grated cheddar cheese, yogurt or sour cream, Freshly chopped coriander, sliced green onions, sliced avocado etc.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, peppers, and mushrooms. Sauté until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

  2. Stir in beans, diced tomatoes, corn and spices and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  3. Add the pasta, tomato paste, and broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked.

  4. Pour into bowls and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional facts:

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 638mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 60g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 30.6%
Vitamin C 56.3%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.