One Skillet Vegetarian Macaroni Chili

We are having a cold snap this week in New York – probably the coldest weather of the fall season so far. It’s time to bring out the fleecy jackets and scarves!

There is nothing like a warm bowl of chili on a nippy fall day. It smells so rich, spicy and smokey while simmering on the stove. I made this chili in a large skillet as a “one pot meal”. It is chock full of vegetables and beans and would go perfectly with a dark beer and and a nice piece of toasted bread. Make extra and eat it warmed up the next day for lunch and it will taste just as good!

One Skillet Vegetarian Chili

serves 4 -6


  • 1 cans of red kidney beans
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 /2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium or several small yams, diced
  • 1 /2 red pepper, diced 
  • 1/2 yellow pepper, diced
  • 6-8 heirloom cherry tomatoes cut in half (optional – for color!)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika 
  • 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or chimichurri seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste dissolved in 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 cup of cooked macaroni
  • Grated cheddar or Monterey Jack
  • First gather your ingredients, chop them.
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  • Saute the chopped vegetables in a large skillet until lightly golden.
  • Cook 1 cup of macaroni until al dente.
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  • Add the canned chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, water, beans, spices and frozen corn to the skillet and let simmer over the stove.
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  • Let everything simmer lightly for about 30 minutes until bubbly and cooked through.
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  • Grate some aged cheddar cheese and sprinkle on top. Garnish with extra parsley and sliced jalapeno peppers.
  • Serve in bowls with some crusty toasted bread for a delicious, healthy and satisfying meal.
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  • This was smokey, savory & delicious and it was so easy to make. In fact it was so yummy that I ate it for lunch and again for dinner! (where I added avocado slices & sour cream)
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  • Enjoy!!

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