One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy dinner recipe that combines two all time comfort food favorites, mac and cheese and chili. This one pot recipe is filled with cheesy saucy goodness, and yes, it’s made in just one pot! Kids, and grownups, will love when this tasty chili mac and cheese recipe is on the menu!
One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
When days are crazy busy and you still have to get dinner on the table, it’s time for a One Pot recipe! I just love cooking everything in one pot, including the pasta! One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is filled with cheesy saucy goodness and, yep, made in just one pot! Brown up the ground beef for chili, add the uncooked pasta along with diced tomatoes and broth to the same skillet and let it cook for just minutes. Don’t forget to stir in cheese at the end for the saucy cheesy goodness! And don’t forget to call me when you make this because I’ll come right over!
My grandchildren loved this recipe. My sweet granddaughter Brenda was eating a bowlful and told her mom Sydney “mmmmmm this is delicious. GG should be a chef” to which Sydney replied “she already is”. Brenda’s response? “Well I meant if she wasn’t already then she should be!” Five years olds say the cutest things. One pot meals are a blessing for busy families.
One Pot Recipes
Check out my favorite deep sided skillet for One Pot recipes and be sure to add these One Pot recipes to your lineup. Everything cooks up to perfection in just one pot and dinner is on the table before you know it. Add a salad and you’re all set!
One Pot Mexicali Bowtie Pasta is seasoned with salsa, chili powder and cumin, giving it a Mexican flair. Top it with melty cheese and fresh scallion and all you’ll need is cornbread and a salad and you’re all set for a Mexican fiesta!
One Pot Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta makes it’s own velvety tomato sauce and gets it’s creaminess from a secret ingredient….cream cheese!
One Pot Fettuccine Bolognese is an easy recipe brimming with beef, carrots, celery and onions and forms a sauce with diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, red wine and seasonings as it cooks with the pasta in the same pot. Perfect pasta and sauce recipe for a busy weeknight dinner and great to serve when entertaining too!
And then there’s one of my favorite go-to recipes, One Pot Penne Pomodoro, a pasta that’s flavored in a light buttery tomato broth with garlic, onion and lots of tomatoes. As the penne cooks it forms it’s own sauce, all in one pot! It doesn’t get better or easier than one pot recipes folks!
Cook ground beef, onion, chili powder, cumin, paprika and salt in large skillet with deep side until beef is browned.
Add broth, pasta, diced tomatoes with their juices and tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Cook 12 minutes or until pasta is al dente.
Reduce heat to medium and add 1 1/2 cups cheese, stirring until cheese is melted and a sauce has formed.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and chopped parsley.