Chili Pasta Skillet Recipe


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This Chili Pasta Skillet recipe is a one pot wonder perfect for easy suppers! It combines favorite comfort foods into a cheesy, delicious dish!

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There’s just something about the time of year when Fall is just around the corner that makes me so excited! I seriously love the season and all that it brings with it…from football games and tailgating, wearing sweaters and boots, going camping and sitting by a crackling fire. And of course, it means some of my very favorite foods! My craving for chili, soups, stews, pasta, and so many other delicious, comforting classics is ignited. This Chili Pasta Skillet recipe is one of the dishes I crave!

Maybe it’s getting all prepared for tailgating that makes me add this delicious, family favorite recipe into our upcoming meal plans. Not only is it scrumptious and satisfying, it’s incredibly quick and easy!

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Chili Pasta Skillet Recipe

If you live in the south or have ever visited for longer than five minutes during the summer, you know it’s sweltering hot! So much so that during those hot, humid southern days, warm chili is not something we eat too often. But we love it so much in our house that as soon as the trees barely begin turning vivid hues of red, orange, or we have the promise of a crisp, cool evening, I start longing for something warm and comforting like my homemade Black Bean Chili and this Chili Pasta Skillet!

This is such a warm, hearty, satisfying and easy comfort meal that I love making it all during the cooler months. And it’s perfect when I don’t have lots of time, too. Plenty of flavor to delight the tastebuds, without having to stand in the kitchen all afternoon to make it. I also love that with it being a one pot dish, I wouldn’t have to spend any time at all cleaning up either!

Here’s how I make it.

How to Make Chili Pasta Skillet

I start with my favorite black bean chili recipe. It is a favorite of ours and has plenty of flavor without having to simmer all day. I toss the ground beef, onion and garlic into a big skillet and cook until the ground beef is browned and the onions and garlic are tender and fragrant.

Then, I add in the spices and allow them to cook just a bit in the skillet and then stir them into the beef and onion mixture. I think this adds so much flavor to a dish quickly and is one of my favorite little time saving tricks.

Next, I add all of the other ingredients, including this adorable little pasta that I enjoy using, and allow it to cook, stirring it often, until the pasta cooks to just the right amount of firmness for my liking.

Then I add the cheese, let it melt and then serve it!

It is always fabulous and instantly makes me feel better if I am ever a little under the weather.

It also makes a delicious dish for serving on game day or even for a Halloween get togethers! Warm and comforting, I think it will be a favorite at your house like it is mine!

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Here’s my Chili Pasta Skillet recipe. I think you are going to absolutely love it!

Chili Pasta Skillet Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This chili pasta skillet recipe is one pot wonder! Combining two classic comfort foods into one delicious dish!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • black bean chili
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pasta, elbow, ditalini, and more
  • cheese


  • Add bacon, onion, garlic, and ground beef to a large skillet over medium heat. Stirring frequently, cook until meats have browned and onion and garlic are tender and fragrant. Add chili, cumin and oregano to the skillet, allowing the spices to heat in the skillet, and then stir into the meaty mixture. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes, beans, and pasta. Stirring frequently, cook until the pasta has reached the amount of tenderness desired. Add cheese to the top of the mixture, cover with a lid and allow the cheese to melt.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 535mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Valeigh says:

    I’m about to make this- can’t wait! In the instructions where is says put in the tomatoes, does that refer to the can of crushed tomatoes from the chili recipe and the tomato sauce?

  2. Gaby says:

    I LOVE one pot meals and this looks so good!

  3. Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says:

    What a perfect, hearty meal for the winter!