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Chili Mac and Cheese

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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This almost-instant main dish combines the flavors of two favorite comfort foods. Taco-flavored cheese and mild chilis add an extra kick without too much spice.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2 1/3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (7 oz)
1
teaspoon chili powder
2 1/4
cups hot water
1
can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chiles, undrained
2
cups shredded taco-flavored cheese (8 oz)
Chili powder, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in uncooked pasta, chili powder, water and tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 3 Remove from heat; let stand uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with additional chili powder.
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in uncooked pasta, chili powder, water and tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 3 Remove from heat; let stand uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with additional chili powder.

Expert Tips

This two-in-one chili, macaroni and cheese skillet meal has a subtle kick to it. If you prefer more heat, use diced tomatoes with jalapeño chiles instead.

Serve this skillet meal with bowls of classic chili toppings, such as sour cream, chopped green onions or chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
480mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
4g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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