Chili Mac And Cheese Casserole

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Chili Mac And Cheese Casserole – very quick and easy to make one pan dish, full of flavor, creamy, with a cheesy top, perfect to feed a crowd. Gluten-free and loaded with protein.

CHILI MAC AND CHEESE CASSEROLE IN A SKILLET

I do like mac & cheese, but I didn’t have the habit of making it as often as I’d like. Now with a toddler running around and a busy lifestyle I make macaroni and cheese pretty often.

I’ve recently discovered Modern Table Products and I’m in love with their mac and cheese.

Their pastas are made with a blend of lentils, rice and pea protein.

While you can make it following the directions on the package, you can also use it in easy recipes like this chili macaroni and cheese casserole.

This really is a million dollar mac & cheese casserole recipe, that you shouldn’t miss out on. It is so good, made with a box of Modern Table’s Sharp Cheddar Mac & Cheese, ground beef, canned tomatoes, taco seasoning and cheese.

You cave the option to add other veggies (like mushrooms, beans or corn) to the dish, but I kept is simple.

Modern Table products are amazing and I’ll continue using them in my everyday cooking and meal planning.

Modern Table Mac And Cheese Boxes

Here is a list of their products:

  • Modern Table White Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • Modern Table Sharp Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • Modern Table Penne
  • Modern Table Rotini
  • Modern Table Elbows
  • Modern Table Spirals

CHILI MAC AND CHEESE CASSEROLE IN A CAST IRON SKILLET

All pastas are lentil-based and contain complete proteins – meaning they have the 9 essential amino acids our bodies need for strong energy, good digestion, and muscle health.

Modern Table pastas are for those looking for a healthy lifestyle, and a perfect way to get more nutrition from your meals

You don’t have to give up the good stuff, because the stuff you want is good.

I hope you get to try this macaroni and cheese casserole recipe – A family favorite gets a healthy makeover, with zero compromise to taste or texture. Tastes like home, with health benefits.

Cheesy chili mac & cheese casserole in a skillet with a serving spoon

What ingredients do you need to make this mac and cheese casserole recipe ?

  • Modern Table Sharp Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning – I used homemade, see recipe card
  • canned tomatoes
  • cheese – either mozzarella or a blend of Mexican cheeses
  • cilantro (optional)
  • lime wedges (optional)

chili mac and cheese casserole in two white plates

How to make this easy mac and cheese casserole:

Making this mac & cheese casserole is pretty easy!

  1. Season ground beef with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion, garlic and oregano. Heat oil in a large skillet. Crumble ground beef into the skillet. Cook and stir constantly until browned for 7 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes and cheese packets from the Modern Table Mac and Cheese box. (Add other vegetables or jalapeños if you are using any. I did not).Stir.

For the pasta:
  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add to the beef and tomatoes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. Add cooked pasta to the skillet with beef. Stir to incorporate. Sprinkle with cheese on tops.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

  5. Serve.

    Make sure you check Modern Table’s Page out for more inspiration and ideas.

    Chili mac and cheese casserole on plates

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Servings: 8

Chili Mac And Cheese Casserole

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Chili Mac And Cheese Casserole - very quick and easy to make one pan dish, full of flavor, creamy, with a cheesy top, packed with protein great to feed a crowd.
CHILI MAC AND CHEESE CASSEROLE IN A SKILLET
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Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Modern Table Sharp Cheddar Mac & Cheese
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 can diced tomatoes — 15 oz
  • 1/4 cup canned jalapeños — (optional, to add more heat)
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese — or mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Season ground beef with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, onion, garlic and oregano. Heat oil in a large skillet. Crumble ground beef into the skillet. Cook and stir constantly until browned for 7 minutes.

  2. Add tomatoes and cheese packets from the Modern Table Mac and Cheese box.  Add heavy cream. (Add other vegetables or jalapeños if you are using any. I did not).Stir.

For the pasta:

  1. Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 5 minutes. Drain. Add to the beef and tomatoes.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  3. Add cooked pasta to the skillet with beef. Stir to incorporate. Sprinkle with cheese on top.

  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.

  5. Serve.

Course: Main
Cuisine: American

Nutrition Information

Calories: 528, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 1636mg, Potassium: 413mg, Carbohydrates: 25g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 760%, Vitamin C: 4.8%, Calcium: 401%, Iron: 3.2%

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