One-Pot Chili Mac

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.


6 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Dec. 20, 2022
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
One-Pot Chili Mac Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 chiles, 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


  1. In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook the turkey, onion and pepper in oil over medium heat, crumbling turkey, 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.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 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.