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Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

A comforting and hearty dish that combines two classic favorites into one, with pasta, ground beef, cheese, and a spicy chili sauce.

Tasty Team
May 14, 2023
97% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (455 g)
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 14.5 oz diced tomato (400 g)
  • 7 oz canned kidney beans (200 g), drained
  • 7 oz canned black beans (200 g), drained
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth (840 mL)
  • 10 oz cavatappi pasta (285 g), or any other pasta
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (300 g)

Toppings (Optional)

  • shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1670
  • Fat 92g
  • Carbs 134g
  • Fiber 11g
  • Sugar 18g
  • Protein 69g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onions, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2–3 minutes, until fragrant. Carefully drain any excess fat from the pot.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, chili powder, cumin, seasoned salt, and chicken broth. Stir, then bring to a boil.
  3. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions until tender.
  4. Stir in the cheese, then cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and cilantro.
  6. Enjoy!
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Chili Mac 'n' Cheese