Chili Mac and Cheese

Feel free to substitute ground turkey or chicken to make this dish a little healthier.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) prepared pasta sauce
  • 1 box (16 oz.) elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mexican corn
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add olive oil to a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add salt, tomatoes, chili seasoning, and pasta sauce. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl. Stir in corn and 1½ cups cheese. Once combined, stir in the chili mixture. Pour into a large, deep casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve topped with cilantro.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 packet chili seasoning
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) prepared pasta sauce
  • 1 box (16 oz.) elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 can (11 oz.) Mexican corn
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Add olive oil to a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add salt, tomatoes, chili seasoning, and pasta sauce. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl. Stir in corn and 1½ cups cheese. Once combined, stir in the chili mixture. Pour into a large, deep casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and serve topped with cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories710
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium1230mg
Total Carbohydrate82g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars14g
Protein38g