Skinny One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

5 from 1 vote

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This skinny one pot chili mac & cheese is a long time fan favorite among our clients and their kids! I’ve loved getting tagged in images of your kids eating this one over the years! This is macaroni like we all know and love, but packed with lots of protein and flavor!


  • lean ground turkey
  • onion
  • diced tomatoes
  • tomato sauce
  • diced green chilis
  • taco seasoning
  • pasta noodles
  • bouillon cubes
  • cream cheese
  • shredded cheese

Nutritional Information / Macros

Makes 12 servings

Serving size: 1 cup (250g)

346 cal / 25P / 39C / 10F

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Add Some Veggies

This is great with and extra can of diced tomatoes, spinach, diced or shredded zucchini, and more!

Reheating Instructions

This skinny one pot chili mac & cheese reheats so well! This makes a lot and is great for meal prep! Just reheat in the microwave 2-3 minutes!

Freezing Instructions

If needed, you can freeze the leftovers. Make sure to let it defrost well before reheating so you don’t have mushy pasta!

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5 from 1 vote

Skinny One Pot Chili Mac & Cheese

This is a fan favorite for good reason! Adults and kids have been enjoying this high protein chili mac by Stay Fit Mom for many years!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
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  • 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey , (or 96/4 ground beef)
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp diced green chilis
  • 3 tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 16 oz. Whole wheat pasta noodles
  • 5 cups water
  • 2-3 beef bouillon cubes, optional
  • 8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 8 oz. reduced fat shredded cheese, (I like the Mexican cheese blend)


  • In a large pot over medium high heat cook chopped onions and ground turkey until turkey is browned and onion is tender.
  • Drain fat then add taco seasoning, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chiles, water, bouillon cubes and bring to a simmer. Stir in the pasta and cook uncovered for 10–12 minutes, until pasta is cooked and liquid has reduced down.
  • Toss in the cubed cream cheese and shredded cheese and stir until melted.


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The macros for lean ground turkey and beef are so similar I wouldn’t stress about the difference in macros per serving. 
The original recipe called for Greek yogurt cream cheese but has been updated to 1/3 less fat cream cheese. You can use either one!


Serving: 250g, Calories: 346kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 10g, Fiber: 6g
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