Chili Mac - 2 Guiding Stars
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You can feed a crowd with this hearty, comforting recipe or you can portion the unbaked mixture off into a freezer bag for quick meals for one or two.


  • 12 oz. whole-grain rotini
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups bell pepper, chopped
  • 20 oz. lean ground turkey
  • 4 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground red pepper
  • 4 cups Guiding Stars-worthy marinara sauce
  • 2 cups no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 oz. extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and bell pepper. Cook until almost soft (8-10 minutes).
  4. Add turkey and stir, breaking up, until fully cooked (5-6 minutes).
  5. Add spices and marinara sauce and bring to a boil. Stir in pasta and beans.
  6. Coat a large baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, spread mixture in pan and top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and lightly toasted (10-15 minutes).
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 545; Total Fat 21.5g (27% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 5.5g (30% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 68mg (23% DV); Sodium 780mg (34% DV); Total Carbohydrate 64g (23% DV); Dietary Fiber 14g (50% DV); Total Sugars 11g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 31g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 20% DV; Iron 35% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Molybdenum 90% DV; Niacin 90% DV; Vitamin C 80% DV.
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