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one pot chili mac recipe with cheese fi

One Pot Chili Mac Recipe

This hearty, one pot chili mac recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Easy and quick to make, it's the weeknight meal choice for your family!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • olive oil
  • Small sweet onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 23 oz. can Campbell's tomato soup
  • 1 soup can water
  • 14.5 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 package chili seasoning mix
  • 1 c. mini pasta I used mini penne
  • shredded cheese


  • Swirl olive oil in a large soup pot. Add onion and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add ground chuck. Cook until done.
  • At this point you can drain your meat if desired.
  • Add tomato soup, water, canned tomatoes, and tomato juice.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta.
  • Add 2 teaspoons chili seasoning. Add more until the chili has the taste you desire.
  • Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with shredded cheese.


Beans can be added if desired. 
If chili becomes too thick after pasta is fully cooked, add more tomato juice, followed by more chili seasoning.