Chili Mac and Cheese

An easy dinner recipe that will please the whole family. Chili Mac and Cheese is super simple to make and can be added to your weeknight dinner rotation. Homemade chili, noodles, and cheese. It can’t get any easier.

Chili Mac and Cheese is definitely a comfort food you will want to serve your family this winter. It is truly warming, and its a super filling dinner option. It most definitely can be made fast and on your table as a weeknight meal. You can enjoy the best of both worlds–spicy chili and mac and cheese — both delicious and in one pot.

Chili Mac and Cheese
Chili Mac and Cheese

Have leftover chili? Add some noodles and cheese — a new meal for the family. Cold outside? Chili Mac and Cheese will warm those bones. Are you looking for comfort food? Stop looking– this is the one!

I usually have all of these ingredients on hand for this dish. Tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, onion, hamburger, noodles seasonings, and cheese. Basic pantry staples, and it’s pretty easy on your budget — a great way to stretch your dollars at the end of the month.

Chili Mac and Cheese
Chili Mac and Cheese

Have company coming over to watch the ball game? Double the recipe. Are you having a fire pit party? Serve a big bowl of Chili Mac and Cheese to your guest. They might stay all night! 🙂

Ingredients Needed for Chili Mac and Cheese

hamburger meat
 onion
 Elbow Macaroni Noodles-uncooked
 diced tomatoes-undrained
 tomato sauce
 kidney beans, drained
chili seasoning 
 shredded cheddar cheese

How to make Chili Mac & Cheese

Scramble hamburger and onion together in a large *oven-safe skillet. Cook until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain.
While hamburger is cooking, in another pot, boil noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
To the hamburger mixture, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, and chili seasoning. Stir well.
Add drained noodles. Stir well.
Place in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Top with 2 cups of cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Remove from the oven. Serve over corn chips. Top with sour cream and jalapenos –if desired.
**If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, pour your chili mixture into a casserole dish and place into the oven.

What to Serve with Chili Mac & Cheese

A side salad is always a good choice to serve with this dish. Some other good options might include– Corn on the Cob,  Southern Fried Green Beans,  Zucchini Fries, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Fried Okra, or Pan Roasted Vegetables. You really can’t go wrong with any of these sides.

Top with sour cream and jalapenos and serve over corn chips. You won’t be disappointed.

This is a family favorite in my house, and hopefully, it will be for your house as well.

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chili mac and cheese

Chili Mac and Cheese

Gina Abernathy
An easy dinner recipe that will please the whole family. Chili Mac and Cheese is super simple to make and can be added to your weeknight dinner rotation. Homemade chili, noodles, and cheese. It can't get any easier.
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds hamburger meat
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Elbow Macarroni Noodles uncooked
  • 2 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans drained
  • 1 package chili seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • Scramble hamburger and onion together in a large *oven-safe skillet. Cook until hamburger is no longer pink. Drain.
  • While hamburger is cooking, in another pot, boil noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
  • To the hamburger mixture, add tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, and chili seasoning. Stir well. Add drained noodles. Stir well.
  • Place in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Top with 2 cups of cheese. Return to oven for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  • Remove from the oven. Serve over corn chips. Top with sour cream and jalapenos --if desired.
  • **If you don't have an oven-safe skillet, pour your chili mixture into a casserole dish and place into the oven.
Keyword Chili Mac & Cheese

7 Comments

  1. This looks so delicious. I actually fixed something similar last week. I’m going to try some of your ingredients too next time.

  2. Growing up, my dad would cook up some Velveeta boxed mac and cheese and mix in a can of chili with it once it’s all cooked. I remember it being SO good, so I am sure being homemade it would be even better! Thank you for sharing!

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