Chili Mac


This chili mac adds a little spice to a comfort food favorite by sprinkling on Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese. Olé!

looking down at a large bowl of chili mac
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican or chili-style stewed tomatoes, undrained

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni or small shells, cooked and drained

  • 2 cups Sargento ® Shredded Reduced Fat 4 Cheese Mexican Cheese, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cook ground beef, onion, and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until beef is crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes; pour off drippings. Add tomatoes, water, and taco seasoning; simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir cooked pasta into meat mixture until combined. Spoon 3 cups meat mixture into an 11x7-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese; top with remaining meat mixture. Cover with aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
17g Fat
37g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 894mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 23mg 115%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 440mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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