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One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe

One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe

This hearty entree is low in fat, but full of flavor. I love that you can cook the dried pasta right in the chili. One less pot to wash! This also reheats in the microwave perfectly. —Dawn Forsberg, Saint Joseph, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups uncooked multigrain penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion and pepper in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • 2. Stir in the water, beans, broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil. Add pasta; cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Serve with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cup: 384 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 8g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Reviews for One-Pot Chili Mac

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MY REVIEW
mimirita 243741
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"Very good. I used pinto beans already in a chili flavored sauce from Whole Foods. Cut back 1tsp on chili powder. Good with beef too."

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dkaren 233494
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"I am not sure how this recipe was rated so highly - it was very bland...."

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ad554836 225208
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2015

"We've enjoyed this many times. I actually substitute a can of black beans for the ground turkey: easier, cheaper, healthier and still delicious!"

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jfcummins 118774
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"I CANNOT PRINT ANY OF THESE RECIPES IS SOMETHING WRONG ?????

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TeshaH 185285
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

"This is so good and easy! A family favorite."

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HeidiWahlstrom 118773
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2012

"Flavorful, without all the fat. The only thing I changed was the chili powder, I put 1 1/2 teaspoons instead of 2. Don't leave out the cilantro, it's perfect."

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NitaK1 103899
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"I made this and it's absolutely wonderful. I did use 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 ground beef. My husband loved it."

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decar48 168480
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"made with regular pasta and it was good, but not spicy, so take that into consideration if you like hot chili."

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candyharrington 169920
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"With the pasta added this recipe is more like an adult version of chili mac. That said, it's not bad if you aren't expecting chili. I watch my sodium, so I made it even healthier bu using cooked (not canned) pinto beans, home made low-sodium chicken broth, no salt added tomatoes. I didn't use the sour cream because somehow I just couldn't picture that, and I didn't really want a creamy taste. I also added a can of diced green chilis. I got 8 very hearty servings out of it, and with my ingredients that brought the calorie count down to 254 calories and lowered the sodium to 195 mg. Which means I can have it for lunch!!"

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joeychick 168478
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"This was a hit at my house. I added some chipotle seasoning that I had in the cupboard, but that was the only modification I made to the recipe. And I'm on Weight Watchers, so this was filling without racking up the points. (only 9 PointsPlus per serving!)"

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genam 102581
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"I used whole grain pasta, black beans (instead of pinto), and 93% FF hamburger (instead of turkey) and LOVED IT!!!! I don't always eat chili leftovers but this recipe was DELICIOUS!!"

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waynejv 173639
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"I found if you make the pasta (any kind) seperate then add it at the end it is not mushey and the pasta will not take the taste of the spices out.In addition I added more spices,plus jalapinio(hot peppers) slices at the end and it was not bland tasting.Don't be afraid to spice up the ground turkey(if you use this) befor you cookit.Ground turkey has a bland taste to start..Hey go bold..it works."

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Mamasuejean 169919
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I was so pleased to find a recipe that I actually had most of the ingredients. I substituted macaroni for the penne because I didn't have any. I also did not put the sour cream and cilantro on it. I didn't have pinto beans so I substituted some black beans I had. It was very good. My husband even liked it, so that is a winner any time he likes a recipe I try. I definitely will make this again. I will try to make it with FF turkey breast some time in the future."

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obrien178 211308
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Needed some more chili powder and cumin. Also could add some ground red pepper for some kick. Overall, very good. My husband loved it and went back for 3rds."

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CountryKC 173636
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"It looked so good and I thought with all those spices it is going to be wonderful. Think again it was very bland and salt didn't even help much. Probably won't make this again."

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wombatt 118772
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"i wouldnt for a along time because the pasta would and will get mushy"

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booboosmom2 118771
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"I wonder if you could do this in a slow cooker?"

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tanya2378 173634
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Other than being a little bland this was good. Next time I will use hot turkey sausage for a little more kick."

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heartlight 103895
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"This was very tasty for a healthy recipe and quick and easy with not having to boil the pasta first. Would certainly make this dish again."

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PennyPoppins 127687
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"Similar to something I make (chili-mac) but with corn instead of beans. plus I add chopped green med. heat chilis. Perfect for this bitter winter we're having! Also, 'pasta' does not mean 'soup'...what do you call spaghetti or lasagna, etc, mac & cheese? NOT soup!"

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lilbit 01 211307
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I call it chili Mac Make this all the time, the pasta cuts the spice . My family liked this for years."

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julyprincesspatricia 169917
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Greek yogurt has NO fat & is a perfect substitute for sour cream (try it on a baked potato). I'd probably not use turkey, as I've had a really bad experience with it, and use black beans instead of pinto. Everything else sounds like it would work."

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wombatt 127686
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"chilimac is not soup and this is wonderful"

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TxVee 103894
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Had to make too many substitutions to give it a valid test, but the seasonings and basic ingredients worked well. I live quite a way from shopping, so had to use green chilis added to diced tomatoes, ground beef and regular beef broth, and regular macaroni."

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AggieShevy 127685
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"If it has pasta, it's soup."

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sheinemann 187934
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"this was amazing! So simple and quick yet very flavorful. Will definately be making this again."

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chellenic 169916
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"this was super easy and yummy! the whole family loved it. I made it without the peppers and it was still good."

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asaner1 187007
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"I would make this again for the healthy aspect. Needed a little more seasoning for my liking but it was better leftover."

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Mspoppy 127684
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"nice change from same old chili - quick and easy"

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marciedarciestuff 185396
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"It was good and easy. We love beans so I added an extra can."

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Helenstep 188215
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"This was so easy & quick to make. It was very tasty & I will pass this recipe on to other family members."

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gypsymal 185284
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"I served it tonight to a person that does not like chili and it was a hit. Will make again and again."

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