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Texas One-Pot Chili Mac

Quick, comforting chili mac filled with cheesy pasta, hearty beef, and tender vegetables

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute dinner ideas, Chili mac recipe easy, homemade hamburger helper, homemade hamburger helper beef pasta, homemade hamburger helper cheeseburger, one-pot pasta dinner, quick dinner recipes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 677 kcal
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 5 ounces matchstick carrots roughly chopped
  • 1 ½ pound ground beef or turkey or chicken
  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • ¼ pound baby bella mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 15 ounces crushed tomato
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 12 ounces macaroni elbows shells or other pasta
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  1. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. Stir in onion, garlic, bell pepper, and carrots. Cook down until onion is translucent and garlic is fragrant (about 8 minutes).

  2. Clear a space in the center of pan and add ground beef. Season with sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, and crushed red pepper then break up ground beef with spoon.

  3. Cook ground beef until fully browned. Add broth, crushed tomato, pasta, and mushrooms and stir mixture a few times to combine.

  4. Allow mixture to come a simmer (softly bubbling after about 5 minutes) then cover and lower heat to medium. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until past is al dente.

  5. Remove pot from heat and stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Sauce should become thick and cheesy. Sprinkle remaining cheddar over top. Serve hot and consume carefully.

Nutrition Facts
Texas One-Pot Chili Mac
Amount Per Serving (200 g)
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 926mg26%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 4432IU89%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 269mg27%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.