Zesty Chili Mac (Vegetarian and Gluten Free!)

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by AG in LA

A really yummy chili mac type dish that can be made for carnivores and veggies alike, and can also be made gluten free. I'm a vegetarian and my hubby has celiac so this is a great recipe that we can both eat that we both love!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (16 ounce) package pasta noodles (any shape, regular or gluten-free)
  • half a package soy chorizo (trader joe's is veggie and gluten free, but you can use the real thing if you want)
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheese (we like monterrey jack)
  • 1 few dashes garlic
  • 1 few dashes red chili pepper flakes


  1. Boil the pasta until just under al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat/cook the chorizo in a skillet pan.
  3. Drain and return pasta to cooking pot.
  4. Combine pasta with spaghetti sauce and chorizo.
  5. Stir until combined, then add garlic and chili pepper flakes to taste.
  6. Stir in cheese, leaving some for sprinkling on top.
  7. Pour into 9x13 pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake at 400 for about 25 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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