Chili Mac and Cheese- Whole Grains for the Win!

Adding more whole grains to your day doesn’t mean that you have to compromise flavor. Try this whole grain recipe as part of your “baby steps” to eating more whole grains! Quick, easy and full of flavor!

Chili Mac and Cheese

This Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, while still being healthy and quick enough for a busy weeknight meal.
Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings8
Calories369kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs oil olive or canola
  • 2 cups frozen peppers and onions thawed
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbs flour
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes low sodium
  • 1 can 15 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can 15 oz white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can 15 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup shredded cheese Cheddar or Colby

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, then add thawed peppers and onions with garlic powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle in the flour and chili powder, and stir constantly for another 2 minutes.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients except pasta and cheese. Stir to combine, scraping up any bits of flour from the bottom of the pot.
  • Add in the dry pasta and stir. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring often, until the pasta is cooked to your liking.

Notes

Optional Toppings: avocado, sour cream/plain yogurt, cilantro, green onion
Nutrition Facts
Chili Mac and Cheese
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
369
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
6
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
904
mg
39
%
Carbohydrates
 
67
g
22
%
Fiber
 
14
g
58
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
140
mg
14
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
858
mg
25
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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