• Maria Pfund, Nutritional Consultant

Easy Vegetarian Recipe for the Holidays Vegetarian Chili Macaroni

This vegetarian chili will keep you warm and nourished. It is an excellent alternative to meat, being rich in protein too. An added bonus of this chili is its high fiber content. Great example of a yummy, easy and healthy meal.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder

  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • ¼ tsp black pepper

  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 lb. macaroni, cooked

  • 1 c. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • Cilantro, for garnish


1- In a large pot, heat canola oil, salt, pepper, chili powder and onion for approximately 10 minutes, stirring often.

2- Add crushed tomatoes and black beans to the pot.

3- Simmer on high heat for 5 minutes.

4- Mix in macaroni and Cheddar cheese.

5- Top with cilantro for garnishing.

Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories 500; Protein 22 g; Carbohydrate 82 g; Total Fat 11 g; Saturated Fat 4 g; Dietary Fiber 11g; Sodium 385 mg.


The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen. (2016, November 2). Vegetarian chili macaroni. Retrieved from https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a41231/vegetarian-chili-macaroni-recipe/

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