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One-Pot Vegan Chili Mac (Shh.. Hidden Veggies!)

  • Author: Katie Allen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Childhood in a bowl! Kiddos will love the familiar flavors of vegan chili mac. Parents will love the hidden veggies, freezer/pantry staples & weeknight ease.



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 pkg frozen Meatless Crumbles (in the US, I use “Beyond Meat Beefy Crumbles” brand)
  • 14oz can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 1 cup frozen carrots
  • 1 cup white mushrooms
  • 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 box vegan macaroni & cheese (in the US, I use “Annie’s” brand)
  • salt to taste
  • Optional Toppings: sliced green onions, sliced cheddar cheese (dairy or non-dairy)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan or pot over medium heat.
  2. Add meatless crumbles and pinto beans.
  3. Microwave frozen carrots and cauliflower in a small bowl. Pour a couple tablespoons of water in. Cover with cling wrap. Poke 2-3 holes with a fork. Microwave until fork-tender (2-4 minutes).
  4. Pour crushed tomatoes, carrots, cauliflower and mushrooms into blender. Blend on high until smooth. If your blender is smaller, you may need to do this in 2 batches.
  5. Add chili powder, tomato sauce (with hidden veggies!), and vegetable broth to pan.
  6. Set aside the “cheese” pouch from macaroni box. Add pasta to the pan.
  7. Stir well to combine. Cover. Let simmer on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  8. In a small bowl, prepare macaroni “cheese sauce” as instructed. After the chili mac mixture has cooked for 20 minutes, add the cheese sauce.
  9. Season with salt/pepper to taste.


Vegetarian: This recipe is vegetarian.

Vegan: This recipe is vegan.

Gluten-Free: Substitute gluten-free noodles. Verify that the meatless crumbles you use are GF.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 395
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 1106
  • Fat: 7.7
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3
  • Carbohydrates: 61.2
  • Protein: 19.9
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

Keywords: chili mac, chili macaroni, vegan chili mac