Skillet Chili Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Inexpensive comfort food dish where you can use left-over chili, or make the easy basic recipe provided from scratch.

Chili mac is basically chili, bell peppers, macaroni, cheese, and beans. Use canned red kidney beans, pintos, ranch-style, or black beans.

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Servings: 4-6


Cost per serving $3.64 view details
  • Chili:
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2-3 tbs. chopped onions
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 4 tbs. Diablo Dust or chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 can drained, rinsed beans
  • 14 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Or
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups your prepared chili (If it has beans, do not add more. If it does not have bell pepper, saute and add.)
  • 2 tbs. chopped bell pepper, red or green
  • 12 oz. large elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Saute the beef in a skillet with the onion, garlic, bell pepper, drain.
  2. Add the chile powder, cumin, cilantro, stir.
  3. Drain the petite diced tomatoes, add the tomato sauce, then the beans, drained and rinsed.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover skillet, turn to simmer.
  6. Cook until the liquid has evaporated.
  7. Cook the macaroni al dente according to package directions, drain, toss with chili.
  8. Add most of the cheese, combine.
  9. Turn off heat.
  10. Put the rest of the cheese on top, cover the skillet, wait 5 minutes, serve.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 685g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 1055  
Calories from Fat 416 39%
Total Fat 46.95g 59%
Saturated Fat 22.7g 91%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 157mg 52%
Sodium 1488mg 62%
Potassium 1270mg 36%
Total Carbs 86.8g 23%
Dietary Fiber 9.3g 31%
Sugars 8.23g 5%
Protein 52.84g 85%
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  • Claudia lamascolo
    January 12, 2013
    There always room for another wonderful Mac an Cheese recipe like this one!

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