Chili Macaroni
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5 from 5 votes

Chili Mac

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 259kcal
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


  • Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling water until tender. Drain.
  • 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.


*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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 854mg | Fiber: 9g