Chili Mac & Cheese Skillet Recipe

Mac & cheese and chili make a delicious pair in this chili mac recipe. Just one pot and 30 minutes to comfort food.
  • Ready in: 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 25 minutes
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  • Servings: 6

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ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Wahoo Chili Seasoning
  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2½ cups 2% milk, warmed
  • 1¼ cups hot water
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

cooking methods

  • Stovetop

directions

  1. In large skillet over medium-high heat, combine ground beef and Garlic Garlic Seasoning; salt and pepper as desired. Cook and crumble until cooked through and no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes; drain off liquid.
  2. Add tomato sauce and Wahoo! Chili Seasoning; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in macaroni, milk and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 11-13 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until noodles are tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately. Sauce will continue to thicken upon standing.

Makes 6 servings. Serve with Romaine Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette.

Make ahead & freeze: Combine step 1 ingredients in a quart freezer bag. Combine tomato sauce and Wahoo! Chili Seasoning in a quart freezer bag. Place both bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy meal for a busy night. Looked for something to make for dinner. I had ground beef thawed out. The other ingredients were in my pantry or fridge. Very easy to make and husband loved it.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My son finally ate noodles! This was a great recipe! At first I thought there was too much liquid added (milk & water). But it absorbed just perfectly. The combo of Wahoo and Garlic Garlic was fantastic. My daughter cried when she saw I was making ground beef for dinner. She ended up LOVING this! My 3 year old devoured two bowls...and he does NOT eat noodles.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our new favorite We eat A LOT of freezer meals and this one has now become our favorite. My entire family ate it and fought over who was getting the leftovers for lunch the next day!!!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a new family favorite macaroni and cheese...with a beefy, Wahoo Chili twist. I've got two growing boys and they loved it....dad loved it, too. We will definitely be having this again, soon!!
Date published: 2017-01-26
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