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One Pot Chipotle Cheeseburger Mac

One Pot Chipotle Cheeseburger Mac is creamy, cheesy and slightly spicy. Best of all, this quick and easy pasta dinner takes just 30 minutes to make!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword cheeseburger mac, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 604kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups mini penne
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Diced tomatoes and chopped parsley for garnish optional


  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet, and drain any excess fat
  • Stir in the salt, pepper, onions and garlic powder
  • Add the pasta and water
  • Cover and cook on high heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the water is absorbed and pasta is almost cooked
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in the mustard, cream, chipotle seasoning, paprika and cheese
  • Let simmer until sauce thickens, and add the tomatoes and parsley, if using
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 364mg | Iron: 2.9mg