Chili over Noodles was discovered by my family when my dad accidently made the chili too salty. We boiled up noodles and placed the salty chili over top and it was perfect. By adding the noodles a pot of chili will last longer and becomes a great freezer meal.
We freeze chili and other foods in 1 cup ice cube trays. I highly recommend making a large pot of chili and freezing some so you have a quick meal when there is no time to cook. Check out our article on freezing food using ice cube trays for more freezer friendly meals.
Cost Per Serving $3.46 as of August 2022
If you have zero ingredients then this recipe will cost about $13.83.
If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $7.67.
- Cost per serving reduces to $1.92.
I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.
Recipe serves: 4
Serving size: 1 cup chili and 1/2 cup noodles
Equipment needed: 1 pot for pasta and 1 Dutch oven
Cook time: 30 minutes
Let's grocery shop!
I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry you will have a savings of about $6.16.
Pantry & Spices
Total: $6.16 as of August 2022
chili powder $1.00
ground cumin $1.28
dried oregano $1.00
olive oil $2.88
Total: $7.67 as of August 2022
1 onion $0.60
1 garlic bulb $0.54
8 oz shell or elbow pasta $0.92
1 medium green pepper $0.78
1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz $0.88
1 can tomato sauce 15 oz $0.88
1 can tomato paste 6 oz $0.76
1 can red beans 14.5 oz $0.78
1 jalapeno $0.37
1 sour cream 8 oz $1.16
|8 ounces uncooked shell pasta|
|1 medium green pepper, chopped (1 cup)|
|1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)|
|1 jalapeno, chopped|
|1 garlic clove, minced|
|1 tablespoon chili powder|
|1 tablespoon ground cumin|
|1 teaspoon oregano|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon pepper|
|1.5 teaspoons olive oil|
|1 can diced tomatoes, undrained 14.5 oz|
|1 can red beans, rinsed and drained 15 oz|
|1 can tomato sauce 8 oz|
|1/2 can tomato paste 6 oz|
|1/2 cup sour cream|
- Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
- In a Dutch oven heat 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil.
- Sauté vegetables until tender.
- Add garlic for 1 minute
- Add and bring to boil:
- diced tomatoes
- tomato sauce
- tomato paste
- red beans
- Reduce heat to medium low stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.
- Bring a pot of water to boil and cook 8 ounces of pasta to package directions.
- Serve chili over pasta with sour cream. Enjoy!
This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $45 – Menu 2
- Shredded cheese
- Sliced green onions
- Cilantro or flat leaf parsley