Healthy Chilli Mac & Cheese

This old-school mac and cheese dish gets upgraded when made with a delicious chicken-based chilli. Loaded with whole wheat pasta, two kinds of beans and veggies; this dish is the perfect lighter version of an classic. A change for healthy cooks looking for comfort food without blowing their entire calorie intake.

Quick Facts

633 Calories
72.7g Protein
38.5g Carbs
21.4g Fat
30m Time
2 Serves

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  • 400g Extra Lean Beef Mince (5%)
  • 1 x Onion, Diced
  • 1 x Green Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Tbsp. Chilli Powder
  • ½ Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Paprika
  • ½ Tsp. Granulated Garlic
  • 225g Passata
  • 1 x Tin Kidney Beans, Drained
  • 1 x Tin Black Beans, Drained
  • 1 x Tin Tomatoes, Drained
  • 1 Cup Of Chicken Stock
  • 150g Whole Wheat Macaroni
  • 100g Low Fat Cheddar Cheese
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper
Serves: 2
Fat: 21.4g
Sat Fat: 11.4g
Carbs: 38.5g
Fibre: 9.5g
Protein: 72.7g


  1. Spray a large, heavy-based non-stick frying pan with your low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat.
  2. Once hot, add in your beef mince and veggies..
  3. Cook, breaking up your mince as you go, until your mince is no longer pink and your veggies are tender.
  4. Stir in your spices, tomatoes, beans, tomatoes, passata, stock, and macaroni. Stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 7 minutes. Stir every few minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional 7 minutes.
  6. Top with cheese. Cover with a lid for another minute or two until your cheese has melted. Taste and re-season if necessary and serve!

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