Catelli Gluten-Free Pasta & Chunky Black Bean Chili Mac Recipe {+ Giveaway}

I’m generally hesitant to try gluten-free replacements to regular food because generally eating a cardboard replica of any dish you love is terrible. With that said, I have been lucky to find some really amazing gluten-free options to replace my favourite carbs like pasta, breads, and doughs. When Catelli pasta announced the launch of a new product in their new gluten-free line I knew I had to try it.

Catelli Gluten Free Pasta

I decided to try Catelli’s Gluten-Free Macaroni and made plans for a date night where I would make dinner while the lucky gentleman watched the hockey game. I rarely cook, and I even more rarely cook pasta dishes so I wanted to go for something much different than a standard pasta and tomato sauce dish. I used the recipes posted on Catelli’s website to prepare Chunky Black Bean Chili Mac (recipe below) which only took about 30 minutes to prepare (and even less time to eat)!

Catelli’s Macaroni (as well as their gluten-free Penne, Fusilli, and Spaghetti) is made from a blend of white rice, brown rice, corn, and quinoa. It was not only delicious in taste and texture, but also really easy to cook. Catelli gluten-free pasta is certified gluten-free since it is produced in a dedicated gluten free facility. Most gluten-free products do not fare well as leftovers but my dish tasted just as delicious the next day (and the day after…sssshhhh!). In the Black Bean Chili Mac I added extra jalapenos for some extra pep and a lot of extra cheese. I also only used a few spoonfuls of macaroni pasta in each serving so that the dish was mostly the meat and bean blend.

Catelli Gluten-Free Chunky Black Bean Chili Macaroni Recipe

gluten free macaroni recipe


What You Need to Buy:

1 pkg (340 g) Catelli® Gluten Free Macaroni (available at most grocery stores – printable coupon here)
1/2 lb (250 g) extra lean ground beef
1 each onion, orange pepper and large jalapeno, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) each minced garlic and chili powder
1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and dried oregano
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
1 can (796 mL) diced tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL) each corn kernels and black beans (drained and rinsed)
Sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

What You Need to Do: 

  • Brown beef with onion, chopped peppers, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper in a large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat.
  • Stir in tomatoes, black beans and corn. Simmer, partially covered and stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook macaroni according to package directions. Spoon chili over macaroni and garnish with sour cream and cheese (if using).

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  1. May 28, 2014 / 10:00 am

    we love to make veggie stir fry on top of gluten free catelli! just had it last night lol

  2. El Granto
    May 28, 2014 / 10:15 am

    I actually don’t mind most GF pastas and with a celiac wife that’s a good thing!

  3. Courtney
    May 28, 2014 / 10:19 am

    I love gluten free pasta options. All the fun and non of the bloat!

  4. May 28, 2014 / 10:27 am

    Gluten free pasta has come so far! Its great to see the big pasta companies giving us more gf options!

  5. Shannon Kelly
    May 28, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Me and g free pasta are besties. GIMME GIMME!

  6. May 28, 2014 / 11:00 am

    I never thought of chili and pasta but they’re both delicious so why not?

  7. vilmark
    May 28, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    would love to try a chili lasagna

  8. neilsviv
    May 28, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    chili looks yummy!!

  9. Andrea Amy
    May 28, 2014 / 4:24 pm

    I would make so much! I would make mac & cheese, home made beef-a-roni, use noodles in chili, and in soups… with 5 kids, i go through a lot of pasta, so this would be awesome. thanks for the chance.

  10. Janet T
    May 28, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    I would love to make the chili lasagna

  11. Carolyn
    May 28, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Yumm! Gluten free means all the kids at the school I work at could eat it…. or maybe 95% of them at least! Looks amazing, thanks for sharing.

  12. Bev
    May 28, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    With my year’s supply of Catelli Gluten Free pasta, I want to make Ginger Edamame Macaroni Salad, Chunky Black Bean Chili Mac, Penne with Turkey Bolognese, and Fusilli with Smoked Paprika Chicken.

  13. Glogirl3
    May 28, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    I’d like to make macaroni and cheese and a BLT pasta salad.

  14. Yuen Ch
    May 28, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    I would make a cheesy pasta bake

  15. May 28, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    I’d make mac n’ cheese!

  16. Brenda Penton
    May 29, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    A family favourite, macaroni and cheese.

  17. Nicolthe pickle
    May 29, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    Spaghetti with peppers, mushrooms and onions.

  18. flowerchild23
    May 29, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    I am looking forward to Spaghetti and mac and cheese.

  19. jonnieh
    May 29, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    Spaghetti and meatballs and mac and cheese

  20. blessedta
    May 29, 2014 / 4:47 pm


  21. karla
    May 29, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Lasagna,,Goulash,Spaghetti,Mac & Cheese..hmmm

  22. Kit Witkowska
    May 29, 2014 / 7:54 pm

    omg sometimes i can’t figure out how to sign up for these things,blogs just wrote a post and don’t feel like re-writting it …. so GF pasta & recipe’s bring it on catelli!

  23. Shane
    May 29, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    i love making meatballs with gluten free catelli

  24. Lushka Smith
    May 29, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    I would make the recipe you posted, mac & cheese, pasta salad, etc.

  25. Eldon Lai
    May 29, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    I would make clam pasta

  26. Tammy D
    May 29, 2014 / 10:10 pm

    Im looking forward to making spaghetti

  27. Darci Paice-Bailey
    May 30, 2014 / 12:13 am

    Love to make the lasagna!

  28. Tanya B
    May 30, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    lasagna or carbonara and macaroni & cheese

  29. Elena Istomina
    May 30, 2014 / 8:54 pm

    I would make pasta salad

  30. Sara
    May 31, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I love Catelli’s gluten-free pasta – the shrimp and pasta salad sounds amazing!

  31. Moongazing
    May 31, 2014 / 10:12 pm

    I’m looking forward to making pasta salad!

  32. Belinda McNabb
    May 31, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    Pasta salad and mac and cheese

  33. Josh
    May 31, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    The Pasta Salad looks great. I’ll have to try making it.

  34. ek03yr
    June 1, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    I would try the Chunky Black Bean Chili Macaroni recipe!

  35. Courtney
    June 2, 2014 / 10:34 am

    My taco mac and cheese, my families favourite!

  36. Kristen
    June 2, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    I’d like to make chili mac, mac & cheese and chicken pasta casserole.

  37. Laureen F
    June 2, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    I’m looking forward to making Pasta with Garlic Scapes Pesto

  38. Heidi C.
    June 3, 2014 / 12:20 am

    I am looking forward to making spaghetti Bolognese and mac ‘n cheese!