easy chili mac

One Pot Chili Mac

This One Pot Chili Mac is a great twist on chili that is a filling comfort food! Chili Macaroni is a meal that the whole family will love!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword main course, main dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 668 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 1 pound ground beef browned
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons onion powder or one small onion finely diced
  • 15 ounce can chili beans with liquid
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can Ro-Tel with liquid mild or hot
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 16 oz elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese or more, as desired


  1. Take a large pot and brown your ground beef with the minced garlic and onion powder. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, beans, Ro-Tel and spices.
  3. Bring to a simmer and then stir in the pasta.
  4. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce the heat and simmer until pasta is fully cooked. This is usually 11-15 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the pasta or it will be mushy!
  5. Remove the pot from the heat.
  6. Garnish with shredded cheese as desired.

Recipe Notes

This is actually great served with tortilla chips! A little sour cream on top isn't bad either!

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Chili Mac
Amount Per Serving
Calories 668 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 1886mg82%
Potassium 1020mg29%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 415IU8%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.