Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
April 12, 2020
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Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

One of the recipes that I make for our family that has become a favorite is the Chili Mac Skillet Recipe. Not only is it easy to make, but the kids can even help make it. Plus, it is really yummy and a budget-friendly meal! It’s a yummy combination of noodles, meat, beans, corn, tomatoes and cheese – and of course chili powder. You can serve it with more cheese if you want and sour cream or salsa. Now let’s head to the recipe.

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • Small elbow macaroni pasta (1 lb or 16 oz box)
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 can corn, undrained
  • 1 can Ranch Style beans
  • 2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz each) (you can replace the tomato sauce with 1 can tomato paste mixed with 1 can water)
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • 1 can RO-TEL diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • lots of shredded cheddar cheese

 

DIRECTIONS

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

1 – Brown onion and ground beef. Drain off fat.

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

2 – Stir in beans, undrained kidney beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, uncooked macaroni, water, diced green chiles, chili powder and garlic salt. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally.

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

3 – Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring often.

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

4 – Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and heat for about 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted.

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

Chili Mac Skillet Recipe

Makes 6 servings. Serve with additional cheese and sour cream.

Have you ever made Chili Mac Skillet?

About Has 1868 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

16 Responses to “Chili Mac Skillet Recipe”

  1. Rosey says:

    I haven’t made it but this is just the kind of dish that goes over well at our place. I like that it’s a cinch to make too.

  2. Valerie says:

    I’ve had something very similar to chili mac skillet when I was a kid. The corn is a new thing for me, however, I love corn! And I love how the cheese just brings everything together. This will be great for pre-made meals or leftovers to take a break from cooking for a few days.

  3. Looks awesome! Will try it.

  4. Elicit Folio says:

    I tried this amazing comfort food recipe and it was sooo good! The right amount of seasoning and it’s super filling! Thank you for sharing this!

  5. this sounds like a great combination. chili and mac n cheese are two great comfort foods that are good on a cold day. i bet this tastes amazing. thanks!

  6. I have never made this as an adult but I grew up on a dish similar that my mom used to make. I will definitely check this one out!

  7. Marysa says:

    This sounds like a great, hearty dish! We have lots of pasta and jarred ingredients on your list and it would be a good dish to make during quarantine.

  8. katrina Kroeplin says:

    oh man that looks amazing. my family would love that. i’ll have to try and make it soon.

  9. wow. i made spaghetti the other night. this one also looks so good! I will try to follow your recipe. πŸ™‚

  10. This looks really appetizing. It’s a great protein boost. I always love various variations of chili.

  11. blair villanueva says:

    This is another pasta recipe that I would love to try. I reckon the kids will love this coz they like cheese!

  12. Anna says:

    I really like this chili mac recipe! Looks delicious and made me hungry lol

  13. This is the best combination of comfort food for this quarantine. I could make this recipe and eat it all by myself.

  14. Stephen says:

    Whats an interesting combo, I’ll have to give this a go

  15. Elizabeth Miller says:

    This looks like such a good twist to the classics. My daughter would go nuts for it however my hubby would only eat it as a side.

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