ONE POT Loaded Chili Macaroni and Cheese! The best comfort food recipe! Amazing and delicious! | The Cookie Rookie

Loaded Chili Macaroni and Cheese

Course: Appetizer/Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Loaded Chili Macaroni and Cheese, mac and cheese chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Comfort food doesn't get easier than this one-pot magic meal! My family loves this recipe.
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  • 8 ounces lean ground beef
  • 10 ounces elbow pasta
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned white kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese I chose cheddar jack
  • Sour cream and green onions for garnish optional


  • Heat garlic, onion and ground beef in a large skillet. You don't need to add any oil, the meat will have some natural oils of its own. Cook until the meat is browned, about 3-5 minutes, crumbling as you cook.
  • Once beef is cooked, drain the excess oil. Add beef mixture, chicken broth, tomatoes, beans, chili powder and brown sugar to a pot and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer and stir in pasta. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until pasta is cooked through. It should take about 13-15 minutes for the pasta to fully cook.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and stir until well combined. The cheese should melt into the mixture.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with sour cream and green onion. Enjoy!


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 9.8mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2.1mg