Chili Macaroni

Chili Mac

Course Main Course
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal
Author Susan Voisin


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons mild chili powder*
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 10 ounces frozen corn kernels
  • 1 16-ounce can pinto or kidney beans , rinsed and drained
  • 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 5 cups thinly-sliced kale (thick stems removed before slicing) or other greens**
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water until tender. Drain.
  2. Sauté onion in a large non-stick pot until translucent. Add remaining ingredients, as well as cooked pasta. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

*This is chili powder, not pepper, a mixture of mild chili peppers and cumin that adds no heat to the dish. If you want it spicy, add cayenne or additional chipotle chili powder.

**If you use a faster-cooking green such as spinach, add it during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Mac
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 854mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.