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Chili Mac Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Chili Mac

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"Add a little spice to this comfort food favorite, by sprinkling on Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese. Ole!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    55 mins


  1. Cook ground beef, onion and green pepper in large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; pour off drippings. Add tomatoes, water and taco seasoning; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Toss pasta with meat mixture. Spoon 3 cups of mixture into an 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese; top with remaining meat mixture. Cover with foil; bake in preheated 375 degrees F oven 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2010

This was the best chili mac recipe I have ever made. Although I had to "rearrange" a few things because I just didnt have them in my cupboard! The only thing I lacked was a can of the Mexican stewed tomatoes and I had a can of regular, and I also added a can of chili beans, yummy!! Didn't have quite enough cups of cheese so I had slices of real Kraft cheese. Very creamy, not dry, very yummy with homemade bread a salad!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 06, 2014

Can't quite see why you need to bake it for 30 min. Everything is already cooked before you place it in the oven.All you need to do is melt the cheese which can be done in 10-12 min.instead of 30.Baking it for 30 min dries it out.

Nov 04, 2010

Needed to use up some leftover spaghetti so followed recipe except left out the bell pepper and used chopped canned tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, and poured over the spaghetti. Husband loved it and thought it was as good as served by one of our local chain restaurants. Will definitely add this to his "favorites" list. Thanks for the post!

May 17, 2010

I made this recipe exactly as the recipe called for the first time through and we really enjoyed it. It was quick and easy to throw together. This is a great recipe to build on, you could add beans, corn, jalapenos, among other things to suit your personal taste. I will definitely make this again.

Dec 21, 2010

Followed the recipe but ended up adding tortilla chips on top and in total about 3 cups of cheese (2 cups on the very top). Also put some sour cream on it as well. Made it more like a taco mac versus a chili mac this way.

Jul 18, 2013

As always, I tried this recipe as is beforehand. It was really good, and with three people eating it, there ended up being no leftovers. Since the first time, the only change I made was adding more cheese to it, as the roommates really enjoy the extra cheesiness. It has become a staple and we have it pretty often as it is super easy to make.

Nov 02, 2010

This recipe was actually good there are some suggestions that I would probably change about it such as instead of 1LB of Ground Beef I used 2LBS to give it more substance and I also added 2 packages of Taco Seasoning to bring out more flavor since more meat was added. I think its also best to mention the fact that the macaroni should be cooked while the ground beef is browning. Because this was not mentioned in the beginning it extended my prep time by 10 minutes.

Mar 12, 2013

loved it! did not add the cheese but put on top when we had it or warmed up some, thanks for the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 429 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 894 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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