Chili Mac Skillet

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If you’re looking for an easy dinner idea that your whole family is going to love… this Chili Mac Skillet recipe is it!

Not only is it deliciously comforting, this Chili Mac skillet is done in about 20 minutes start to finish!  Perfect for those busy weeknights betweens school and swimming lessons.  While this is cooking, I usually prep a quick salad and slice some bread for a complete meal!

Chili Mac Skillet in a stainless steel skillet overhead with a wooden spoon in the background

How to Make Chili Mac Skillet

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In this recipe the onion is shredded using a cheese grater, this gives you maximum flavor in every bite (plus the kiddos don’t even know they’re in there!).   I have made this with ground turkey as well, the results were just as great!

Chili Mac skillet in a white bowl garnished with parsley, with the stainless still skillet in the background

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4 from 1 vote
Servings: 6
Chili Mac Skillet
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author: Holly
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili Mac Skillet
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  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 3/4 lb dry macaroni noodles
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (I prefer low sodium)
  • 3 cups beef broth (I use low sodium)
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried parsley, basil and oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  1. Grate the onion with a cheese grater. Add onion, beef and garlic to a pan over medium heat. Cook until no pink remains while breaking up the meat into small pieces. Drain any fat.
  2. Add crushed tomatoes, macaroni noodles, broth, sugar, bouillon and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and cover. Stirring occasionally, let cook 11-13 minutes or until macaroni is cooked through.
  3. Stir in cheese. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 458, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 544mg, Potassium: 656mg, Carbohydrates: 47g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 10.7%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 13.5%, Iron: 14.9%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)




Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

11 comments on “Chili Mac Skillet”

  1. I couldn’t find your nutritional information on the chili mac skillet meal. I need the calories and sodium content.

  2. How come there is no chili in this? Or am i misreading the recipe?

  3. Do you grate the onion or the garlic? Do you leave the garlic cloves whole or do you cut them up?

  4. I made this recipe last night, April 23, 2018, and my husband and I loved it. Easy to make, didn’t take long to cook. My hubby helped grate the cheese and grated way more than 1/2 cup, so our Crew of 7 dogs got some cheese last night. My hubby even took some chili mac for lunch. Great recipes here. Thank you

  5. I made this for dinner tonight for my husband and me. It is quite good. Served it with cooked carrots and my DH had a slice of bread. I made 1/2 batch of the chili mac and split that into half for another meal on Monday. So . . . I would say that the whole recipe serves 12.

  6. How many servings is this for ?

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