Dorm Room Chili Mac Recipe -
Dorm Room Chili Mac Recipe
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Dorm Room Chili Mac

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"A quick meal in between classes or a study break."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Cook macaroni and cheese in a saucepan on the stovetop according to package directions.
  2. Once macaroni and cheese is done, stir in chili, and cook over medium heat until hot, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with shredded cheese to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2008

I made a super cheap version of this. I used the store brand mac n cheese, and chili spiced beans. The meal was $0.92. Not including the milk which I already had. I didn't use butter because I like my mac and cheese with out. Really good. It was better than the hamburger helper chili mac, and cheaper. Will make again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 20, 2011

Wasn't the best, but wasn't the worst is all I can say about this recipe. I had high hopes, but the family said all it tasted like was I'd chucked some chili into kd...they've all said don't make it again :(

Sep 05, 2007

This is unexpectedly good! I now keep the ingredients on hand for "emergency meals."

Oct 09, 2007

i made this with campbell chunky firehouse chili and kraft mac and cheese. an amazingly delicious and quick meal, will definitely make again! thanks!

Aug 13, 2008

I was short on time and wanted to make my kids something so I found this. They love it and so do I! Super easy and super quick. Hearty enough to be dinner. I used Hormel no bean chili, shredded cheddar and Kraft mac n cheese. Yum!!

Aug 08, 2008

This is a great meal when you want something quick, easy, and inexpensive. I use Hormel vegetarian chili.

May 07, 2008

Very interesting, easy and cheap meal! I like to add only 1/4 to 1/2 can of chili because it allows more of the cheese flavour to come through rather than just chili with macaroni. Nice variation on two classic meals!

Apr 29, 2008

As a college student, I fully appreciate quick and inexpensive meals. This one is a winner because it combines chili and mac and cheese, two items I always have on hand. Like another reviewer, I too used Campbell Chunky Firehouse chili, since I love spicy chili, and for the shredded cheese topping, I used a Mexican blend. Good stuff, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 328 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 15.7 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 970 mg
  • 39%

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

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