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Love mac and cheese? This one-pot chili mac recipe can totally satisfy you. It's an exciting meal with a healthy spin that’s designed for busy weeknights.

One-Pot Turkey Chili Mac Recipe

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main, Chili, Mac and Cheese
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


Quick chili mac recipe made with ground turkey, loads of veggies, kidney beans and macaroni cooked in a rich chicken broth, salsa and no-salt-added tomato sauce seasoned with chili seasoning mix.


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups unsalted chicken broth (I used chicken bone broth.)
  • 1 (16-oz) jar medium thick & chunky salsa
  • 1 (15-16 oz) can reduced-sodium red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (1.25-oz) packet chili seasoning mix
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 2 ounces cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 (8-oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • Parsley leaves for garnishing


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high. Place ground turkey in the pan and season with salt. Cook 3-4 minutes, using your spatula to crumble the meat.
  2. Stir in onion, celery and bell pepper, cook for 2 more minutes until the turkey is cooked through. Add broth, salsa, beans, and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in pasta; cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cut cheese into small cubes. Stir in tomato sauce and cook for 1 more minute. Serve the chili with cheese and parsley.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 485
  • Sugar: 9.8g
  • Sodium: 1479.4mg
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 58.2g
  • Protein: 33.7g
  • Cholesterol: 61.8mg

Keywords: Chili Mac Recipe