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.
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.
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! 🙂
How to make Chili Mac and Cheese
2 pounds hamburger meat
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 cups Elbow Macaroni Noodles-uncooked
2 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes-undrained
1 8ounce can tomato sauce
1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained
1 package chili seasoning 1 ounce
2 cups shredded cheddar 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.
This is a family favorite in my house, and hopefully, it will be for your house as well.
Top with sour cream and jalapenos and serve over corn chips. You won’t be disappointed.
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