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Chili Mac, cheesy chili mac, chili mac n cheese, Aldi meal, dinner under 10 ingredients, family friendly recipe, aldi recipe, pasta recipe, easy dinner idea

Chili Mac

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Chili Mac is an easy family dinner made with lean ground beef, onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, kidney beans, beef stock, chili seasoning, pasta and lots of delicious cheddar cheese.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 15.5 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 32 ounce beef stock (beef broth may be substituted)
  • 1.25 ounce envelope chili seasoning
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni, dry
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Toppings (You Pick)

  • more shredded cheese
  • pico de gallo
  • serrano or jalapeno peppers
  • parsley
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce


  1. On the stovetop, break up and brown the ground beef cooking on a medium-high heat.
  2. Dice the onion and add to the pan with the ground beef. Let onion cook with meat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Dice the bell pepper and add to pan along with the tomato sauce, drained kidney beans, beef stock and seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Add pasta, place on a low simmer and cover for 9 minutes or until pasta is cooked el dente.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is fully melted.
  6. Serve with toppings of choice.


  • Try it with 2 envelopes of chili seasoning for a boost of flavor!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: chili, pasta, dinner, cheese