I could obviously never get sick of Mac n Cheese but it’s really nice to Dress it Up once in a while!
I had so much fun NOT watching the Super Bowl this weekend and getting a long 90 minute massage instead. I still had to make something hearty for my hubs and his homies to eat while watching the big game. I am so glad I did because I got home to this GIANT pot of Chili Mac n Cheese and devoured it in peace and quiet!
Surprisingly this dish came together in only 30 minutes and ONE POT so I didn’t even have to slave over dishes after it was made. Everyone served themselves right out of the giant pot and topped their bowls any way their hearts desired. It was a really fun family style meal that all the grown men LOVED.
So, what is CHILI MAC N CHEESE? It’s the best of both worlds combined into one dish that’s preferably eaten on the couch covered in a warm fuzzy blanket.
It’s my favorite guilt-free pasta mixed in with my famous chili recipe and topped with melty gooey cheese.
It’s meat-free and dairy-free and gluten-free and no one would ever believe you if you told them that part.
You’re going to love sharing this with your friends because they can each make it their own special bowl by topping it with anything they want. I like mine dressed up with everything but the kitchen sink.
So what are YOU waiting for? It’s time to #DRESSUPYOURMAC
One Pot Vegan Chili Mac n Cheese
1 box Banza Chickpea Elbows Pasta
1 (28 oz) can of crushed or diced tomatoes
1 (12 oz) can of kidney beans
1 (12 oz) can of pinto beans
1 bag Gardein beefless beef crumbles
3 – 4 cups water
1/2 bag Daiya vegan cheddar shreds
1 medium onion diced
4 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp chipotle in adobo – optional
3+ tbsp olive oil
Generous amount of Salt & Pepper