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Bowl of Vegan Chili Mac & Cheese with Fork, Spoon, and Water Glass
Vegan Chili Mac & Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Get ready for the ultimate vegan comfort food meal! Made with zesty two-bean chili and tender macaroni in a creamy, dairy-free cheesy sauce. The best part: this cozy dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 477 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 8 ounces dried elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or high-heat oil of choice
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar-based hot sauce (such as Cholula)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • Fresh chives, for serving (optional)
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Stir in the pasta and cook it according to the package directions, until al dente.

  3. Drain the pasta into a colander, return it to the pot, and toss it with a dash of oil.

  4. While the pasta cooks, coat the bottom of a large pot with 2 tablespoons of oil and place it over medium heat.

  5. When the oil is hot, add the onion and pepper. Cook them, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and translucent and the pepper is tender, about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the garlic and sprinkle in the flour. Cook the mixture, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes.

  7. Stir in the coconut milk, tomatoes, black beans, kidney beans, nutritional yeast, chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce.

  8. Raise the heat and bring the liquid to a low boil.

  9. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 10 minutes, until the sauce is thick and creamy.

  10. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the pasta. Season with salt to taste, and add more hot sauce if you like.

  11. Divide into bowls and top with chives. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chili Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.4g25%
Saturated Fat 9.1g46%
Sodium 807mg34%
Potassium 922mg26%
Carbohydrates 68.6g23%
Fiber 13.6g54%
Sugar 8.5g9%
Protein 18.4g37%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 7.4mg41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.