Chili with Ziti Recipe -
Chili with Ziti Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chili with Ziti

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"Chili served over ziti pasta."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion and garlic until the meat is no longer pink; drain fat.
  2. Pour in tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano and cinnamon; mix thoroughly. Pour in kidney beans and water; stir well. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low for 30 minutes.
  3. Bring a medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Pour in the ziti pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. Serve the chili over the ziti and top with cheddar cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2003

Though I cheated a little (packaged chili spices), I did add the cinnamon. WOW! What a difference. Will definitely try this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2008

Wow what a diifernt Recipe I didnt know about the cinnamon it did'nt sound right but I tryed it and only put 2 sprinkles and still to much totaly took the chili over I even tryed putting in ground red pepper in to get rid of this taste and I could still taste it it was edible husband thought it smelled great till he tasted it NO cinnamon!!!!! I do like the recipe but without cinnamon!!!!!it was a little bland for me I will try it again (without cinnamon) adding ground red pepper or mabey some hot sauce Hope this helps any one that will try this


16 Ratings

Nov 03, 2004

This was a great way to use up some home-made chili, so I used my own recipe and then topped the ziti with it. I always add cinnamon to my chili, so I didn't find it unusual that this recipe called for it. It was interesting that the same children that would not eat the chili in the bowl the night before, ate lots of it when it had noodles underneath.

Jan 22, 2003

Yuck!! Too much of a cinnamon taste. Imagine chili with cinnamon in it. Will not make again.

Nov 16, 2010

This is a great recipe to stretch your chili if you are serving it to a lot of people. I used a can of chili diced tomatoes and a can of chili beans in place of the tomato sauce and kindey beans. I didn't use the seasonings in this recipe, I used a chili seasoning from this site. Will use this recipe again!

Nov 03, 2010

I thought this was awesome! I did not think the cinnamon overpowered it at all. I do like cinnamon though.. the flavor was kind of sweet. Yum! I will make again and again! Family loved too.

Jun 04, 2004

Excellent way to use up some leftover chili. I used elbow macaroni and layered in more cheddar cheese. Easy and tasty.

Jan 22, 2003

i did not like this. the chili tasted like cinnimon. the idea is good. but with another chili recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 705 kcal
  • 35%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 79 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 7.5 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 41.9 g
  • 84%
  • Sodium
  • 713 mg
  • 29%

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

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