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Baked Chili Mac and Cheese

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.



Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy ground beef dinner recipe perfect for weeknights.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

This baked macaroni and cheese has a bit of a kick from some chili seasoning.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

This cheesy pasta recipe takes about forty-five minutes from start to finish and serves six people.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this chili mac, I started by dumping some lean ground beef into a large pot over medium-high heat.

raw ground beef in a large pot

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

ground beef cooking in a large pot

Once the ground beef was fully cooked, I drained the grease from the pan.

cooked ground beef in a large pot

Then I added a packet of chili mix to the pan.

chili seasoning on top of cooked ground beef in a large pot

I stirred until all of the ground beef was coated in the seasoning.

ground beef coated in chili seasoning in a large pot

Then I added some water to the pot.

water and chili seasoning in a large pot

I brought the water to a boil.

cooked ground beef, water and chili seasoning in a large pot

Once the water was boiling, I added some macaroni noodles to the pot.

uncooked macaroni noodles on top of water, chili seasoning and ground beef in a large pot

I stirred until all of the noodles were submerged in liquid.

water, chili seasoning and ground beef in a large pot

Then I placed a lid on the pot and reduced the heat to med-low.

I left the macaroni to cook, stirring occasionally, for seven minutes.

After seven minutes, I removed the lid and stirred the pasta well.

cooked ground beef and macaroni in a large pot

Then I added some tomato sauce, salsa, salt, pepper and onion powder to the pot.

tomato sauce, salsa and spices on top of cooked macaroni and ground beef in a large pot

I stirred well and then brought it to a boil.

hamburger macaroni with tomat sauce in a pot

I left the pasta to boil for four minutes.

hamburger macaroni in a pot

After four minutes, I removed the pot from the heat.

I added some shredded Tex Mex blend cheese to the pot.

shredded cheese on top of hamburger macaroni in a baking dish

I stirred until the cheese was melted.

hamburger macaroni in a pot

Then I dumped the pasta mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.

ground beef macaroni in a baking dish

 

I sprinkled some more shredded cheese on top.

shredded cheese on top of chili mac in a baking dish

Then I placed the dish in the oven and baked the casserole until the cheese on top was completely melted.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

Then I removed the dish from the oven.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

I left the dish to cool for a couple minutes before scooping and serving.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

This hearty pasta recipe is sure to please the whole family.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

The chili seasoning and salsa give this dish a little bit of a kick but it’s not overly spicy.

If you are looking for an easy ground beef dinner recipe, then you need to try this Baked Chili Mac and Cheese!

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Baked Chili Mac and Cheese:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 oz chili seasoning mix
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lb macaroni noodles
  • 22 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mild chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 4 cups shredded Tex Mex cheese blend

How to Make this Baked Chili Mac and Cheese:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Dump ground beef into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the grease from the pot.
  5. Add the chili seasoning to the pot and stir until all of the ground beef is coated in the seasoning.
  6. Add the water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  7. Once the water is boiling, add the macaroni to the pot.
  8. Stir until all of the macaroni noodles are submerged in liquid.
  9. Place a lid on the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  10. Leave the macaroni to cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
  11. After 7 minutes stir the pasta well.
  12. Add the tomato sauce, salsa, salt, pepper and onion powder to the pot.
  13. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  14. Continue boiling for 4 minutes.
  15. After 4 minutes, remove the pot from the heat.
  16. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the pot.
  17. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  18. Pour the pasta into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of cheese on top.
  20. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted. 12-15 minutes.
  21. Remove the dish from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before scooping and serving.
  22. Enjoy!

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Yield: 6 people

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

Baked Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta recipe loaded with ground beef, tomato sauce, salsa and a shredded Tex Mex cheese blend.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 oz chili seasoning mix
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lb macaroni noodles
  • 22 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup mild chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 4 cups shredded Tex Mex cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Dump ground beef into a large pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, drain the grease from the pot.
  5. Add the chili seasoning to the pot and stir until all of the ground beef is coated in the seasoning.
  6. Add the water to the pot and bring to a boil.
  7. Once the water is boiling, add the macaroni to the pot.
  8. Stir until all of the macaroni noodles are submerged in liquid.
  9. Place a lid on the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  10. Leave the macaroni to cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes.
  11. After 7 minutes stir the pasta well.
  12. Add the tomato sauce, salsa, salt, pepper and onion powder to the pot.
  13. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  14. Continue boiling for 4 minutes.
  15. After 4 minutes, remove the pot from the heat.
  16. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the pot.
  17. Stir until the cheese is melted.
  18. Pour the pasta into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  19. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of cheese on top.
  20. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted. 12-15 minutes.
  21. Remove the dish from the oven and let it sit for a couple minutes before scooping and serving.
  22. Enjoy!

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