Zesty Cheesy Chili Mac


Your busy weeknight meal is on the table in just over half an hour with this cheesy chili mac--it's loaded with flavor and will be a new family favorite.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • Cooking spray

  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar RAGÚ® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce

  • 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray a large, deep casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

  3. While pasta cooks, melt butter in large, heavy-bottomed skillet; add onions and saute for 5 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Add salt, tomatoes, chili seasoning, and Ragu® Old World Style® Traditional sauce. Stir to combine and cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until ready to add to pasta.

  4. Drain pasta and return to pot. Stir in corn and 1 1/2 cups of cheese; mix until evenly combined. Stir in the chili. Pour into the casserole dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake until hot and bubbling, about 15 minutes.

  5. Top with cilantro before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

634 Calories
32g Fat
55g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 634
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 1989mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 333mg 26%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 506mg 11%

* 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.