One Pot Chili Pasta

Not only is this One Pot Chili Pasta made from pantry ingredients so it can be made without a trip to the grocery store, but it is also really filling.  This recipe can easily be made vegetarian, just omit the beef and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.   


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup kidney beans
  • 2 cups dried elbow pasta 
  • 2.5 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup shredded marble cheddar cheese


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium pot.  Add the ground beef, garlic and the red pepper flakes.  Saute until the meat is no longer pink inside.
  2. Add the flour and chili powder.  Stir until all the meat is coated.  
  3. Add the remaining ingredients up until the cheese.  Stir the chili and bring to a boil.  Then cover the pot with a lid and reduce heat to simmer. 
  4. Cook until the pasta is tender (approximately 10 minutes). 
  5. Add the shredded cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. 
  6. Serve immediately. 
  7. Store leftovers in a Shape + Store freezer container.  Make sure to fill each hex individually and store on a flat surface in the freezer to prevent the chili from leaking out.