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Chili Mac & Cheese Recipe
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Chili Mac & Cheese Recipe

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This Mexican/Southwestern casserole of comfort food is high on taste and low on the scale of difficulty – a delicious combination. —Mary Aguilar, Shelby, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (7-1/4 ounces each) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Set aside cheese packets from dinner mixes. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook 8-10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook and stir beef and onion over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomatoes and green chilies, tomato sauce and seasonings. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture. Stir in contents of cheese packets, sour cream and 1 cup cheese.
  3. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chili Mac & Cheese in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p65

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

Delicious

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

This was so easy to make and every time i have friends over for this dinner i have to make extra so they can take some home!This is a keeper for sure!!!

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

I made this while watching my friends daughter. everyone liked it so much, my friends daughter had 3 helpings. I sent some home with her, and they finished it off the next day. very easy, too.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

Simple,easy and delicious!

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

Delicious and easy! I went by the recipe (except only used 1 pound instead of 2 pounds of ground beef) and it came out perfectly. Thanks so much for posting this yummy recipe. -I even had enough extra to freeze for another meal since it makes so much!

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