Easy One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 560 kcal


  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 2 tsp. Onion powder
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. elbow noodles
  • 8 oz. mexican blend shredded cheese


  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add ground beef, and cook until browned, breaking up any large chunks.
  3. Once browned, add in chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.
  4. Stir, cooking for 1 minute, until spices are fragrant.
  5. Add water, tomato sauce, and noodles, and cook on medium-high to bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 9-12 minutes, stirring frequently, until noodles are cooked through.
  7. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the cheese over top. Put the lid back on and let the cheese melt.
  8. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 1118mg49%
Potassium 889mg25%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 1581IU32%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 376mg38%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.