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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

This One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free and ready on the table in 20 minutes. A fantastic meal prep and family lunch or dinner.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

We all need and want things easy as they get. You know I have a thing for all these one pot meals like this Moroccan Chickpea Lentil Soup (Harira) or my Vegetarian White Chili.

Which is ready in 25 minutes and naturally vegan and gluten free.

If you’re looking for more easy recipes like these, look no further and use the search bar. There are many more delicious recipes coming right up for you.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

Let’s keep things easy and make this One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese.

It’s cheesy, creamy, flavorful in and out, comforting, addictive, time saving, made in one pot.

Always exciting by adding your favorite optional add ons.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

What is chili mac

Chili mac is typically made with a lot of cheese and often you can find ground beef.

The sauce is made with butter, cheese, and cream. Obviously something like this is not plant based or dairy free.

I do something different. Using cashew milk instead of cream as I found out this plant based milk comes really close in taste to the real deal.

I also tried this recipe with almond or soy milk but I find only cashew milk really delivers the desired taste.

Whenever you can, go for cashew milk. Instead of cheese, we simply use nutritional yeast for a bold cheesy flavor.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

How to make Chili Mac and Cheese

This isn’t just a chili mac it’s a One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese. So it’s truly super easy and straightforward to make.

First you will need a pot large enough so that you can cook all the ingredients in it. A smaller one won’t work in this case.

In this large pot heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth for oil free cooking. Add minced garlic and the optional onions and bell pepper.

Fry everything for around 2 minutes.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

Now add 3 cups uncooked macaroni pasta, followed by enchilada sauce, vegetable broth, and nutritional yeast. Season with salt and pepper.

Also now is the time to add the optional seasonings like Italian seasoning, chili powder, or cumin. Mix well and cook everything for 10 minutes.

Last add the optional black or kidney beans and finish with the cashew milk. Cook for 5 minutes longer.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

It’s all done now. Serve on plates or in bowls, and enjoy.

This One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese makes an amazing and super easy to make dinner or lunch. In no time the whole family will love it.

Also it’s an amazing meal preparation option for work lunches that you can make ahead of time.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

Best mac and cheese

I have to admit of all these mac and cheese recipes that I have created, like this Garlic Brussels Sprouts Mac and Cheese or Cauliflower Mac & Cheese, I love this one best.

Truly they are all my and your favorites. I make them all the time.

This One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese stands out in preparation wise. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

If you give this One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese a try, tag me on Instagram and Facebook with a picture.

Love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

This One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese is super easy to make. It’s insanely creamy, vegan, gluten free and ready in 20 minutes on the table. If you’re looking for easy one pot meals that the whole family will love try it now and learn how easy meal preparation, dinner, lunch, work lunches and more can be. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree #onepotmeals #contentednesscooking #lunch #dinner #worklunchideas #mealprep #chilimacandcheese

One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is entirely vegan, gluten free and ready on the table in 20 minutes. A fantastic meal prep and family lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried elbow macaroni (12 oz) (I used gf)
  • 5 cups enchilada sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup onions
  • 1 cup kidney or black beans, drained

Instructions

  1. You will need a pot large enough so that you can cook all the ingredients in it. A smaller one won’t work in this case
  2. In this large pot heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth for oil free cooking. Add minced garlic and the optional onions and bell pepper. Fry everything for around 2 minutes.
  3. Now add 3 cups uncooked macaroni pasta, followed by enchilada sauce, vegetable broth, and nutritional yeast. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Also now is the time to add the optional seasonings like Italian seasoning, chili powder, or cumin. Mix well and cook everything for 10 minutes.
  5. Last add the optional black or kidney beans and finish with the cashew milk. Bring to boil, turn down to medium heat and cook for 5 minutes longer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 842mgCarbohydrates: 79gFiber: 8gSugar: 14gProtein: 15g

Jesse

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

I've made this before and it's GREAT! I had an idea today.. think I could freeze it in a foil pan, and bake it later? I imagine pop it in the oven straight from the freezer at 350 for an hourish.....wish me luck!

Florian

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

Hi Jesse! That should be ok. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? Your experience is so helpful for other readers.Thanks so much.

Lea

Monday 9th of August 2021

My omni family would love this! They already really enjoy chili mac so I'm excited to bring a vegan version to them :)

Florian

Monday 9th of August 2021

Enjoy, Lea! it is really delicious and one of my favorites. Let me know what you think. 😊

Dulce

Sunday 7th of February 2021

ok...yum! This was so good! The whole family loved it! And it only dirties one pot!? Love it!

Florian

Sunday 7th of February 2021

Thanks a bunch for your amazing feedback and making it, Dulce! Happy to hear it was such a big hit with your family. I hope you'll find lots of more recipes to try.

Heather M DeWind

Sunday 24th of January 2021

I Love the fact that you use Enchilada sauce! Genius! I always jump to recipe first and then decide if I want to make it. I am definitely going to make this.

Florian

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Thanks, Heather! Let me know how it turns out, enjoy.

Matt

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Could you update the recipe instructions to include the cooking heat? I had this same question. Thanks!

Florian

Wednesday 23rd of September 2020

Hi Matt! Thanks for pointing out. I updated the instructions, enjoy.

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