One-Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

πŸ‘€ Check out this healthy and πŸ’• hearty mash-up of 🍴 2 classic dishes in ONE POT!


😍 Not only does this recipe deliver on flavor, πŸ‘ŒπŸΌbut it has the perfect balance of protein to carbs to keep you satisfied for hours.


βœ… Customizable to all dietary lifestyles – including vegetarians and vegans!






Serving Size: 1/4 entire serving
  • Protein - 27 g
  • Carbs - 21 g
  • Fat - 16 g


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 sweet vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • *1 pound lean ground meat of choice
  • 1 (15 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 cups bone broth or chicken broth
  • *8 oz. Banza chickpea shells
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • garnish - green onions or chives
  • *substitutions listed below

Cooking Utensils

  • large pot
  • colander


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until tender.
  2. Add minced garlic and stir until fragrant ~ 1 minute.
  3. Add ground meat and cook until no longer pink ~ 5 to 6 minutes. If using a higher % of fat, drain excess fat using a colander. If using beans, cook for the same amount of time.Β 
  4. Return pot to heat and add diced tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, broth, and pasta and bring to a simmer. Simmer until pasta is cooked to your liking ~ 10-15 minutes. The texture of Chickpea pasta will be denser than regular white pasta.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar until just melted. Top with green onions and enjoy!



Banza Chicken Pasta: Alternatives include gluten-free pasta such as Ancient Harvest and Barilla

Lean Ground Meat: organic turkey, grass fed beef or organic chicken

Vegan alternative: add black or white beans in lieu of ground meat.

Cheddar Cheese: Dairy-free alternatives includeΒ  Violife or So DeliciousΒ 


Additional Information

Approximate 322 calories per serving (using 93/7 ground turkey)

5 grams of fiber per serving

Gluten-Free, Grain-Free

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