One Pot Chili Cheese Macaroni

A weeknight win for dinner that is better for you, comes together in one pan, and is ready in under 30 minutes!


  • 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15oz) can reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can no salt added Rotel
  • 1 (15 oz) can no salt added tomato sauce
  • 8 oz Banza chickpea pasta shells
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese (or feel free to use whatever you have in the house!)
  • Cilantro for garnish (optional, but highly recommended!)


  1. In large pot or Dutch oven, cook ground beef. Crumble and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Add onion and garlic into the beef, and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour chicken broth, tomato sauce, and Rotel into beef. Stir well to combine. Add in seasonings and pasta, and bring to boil.
  4. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add cheese into pot and stir until melted. Top with cilantro, if desired, and serve immediately.

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