A mashup of three beloved classics: macaroni and cheese, chili, and queso. It's ridiculously easy to put this one together and a lot of fun to eat!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine processed cheese food and diced tomatoes and green chiles in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until cheese dip is smooth, about 5 minutes.

  • Spread a layer of cheese dip in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish; top with a layer of lasagna noodles and chili. Continue layering with remaining cheese dip, noodles, and chili. Top the final layer with Cheddar cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; remove foil and continue baking until Cheddar cheese is bubbling and melted, about 15 minutes more. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Pepper Jack cheese can be substituted for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 21.1g; carbohydrates 30.9g; fat 23.4g; cholesterol 72.4mg; sodium 1276.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2020
I found that one log of velveeta wasnt enough, so I made with two which was too much. definately took two cans of chili. one can of spicy rotel is enough. I added 1 lb. of ground meat, drained. Next time, I will buy Velveeta, not Walmart brand. Great Flavor. Easy to put together. I should mention I added two sauteed sweet onions. Yummy Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2020
Not pretty at all, but it does taste good! I would probably not make it the lasagna way again. Since we don't use chili with beans, the cheese sauce is just too thin to layer. It is basically just chili cheese dip with pasta. Which is how I would make it next time (using different pasta, of course). Not a total failure, I guess! Just a lot of work for such a disappointing outcome. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
Dear Lord this is good stuff! It is ridiculously easy to put together and I used homemade (gluten free) pasta. The method is right on down to the minute. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
06/05/2017
This was not a hit in my household. Made according to recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
New family favorite! They all loved and devoured it. Only change was 2 CANS chilli not 2 CUPS. Perfect ratio. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2020
My guys love it. The first time they asked to have more noodles - so I overlapped quite a bit and also used half regular Velveeta and half Velveeta Queso Blanco in the cheese mixture. That made it really terrific. Highly recommend the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/20/2020
Not pretty at all, but it does taste good! I would probably not make it the lasagna way again. Since we don't use chili with beans, the cheese sauce is just too thin to layer. It is basically just chili cheese dip with pasta. Which is how I would make it next time (using different pasta, of course). Not a total failure, I guess! Just a lot of work for such a disappointing outcome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2020
I found that one log of velveeta wasnt enough, so I made with two which was too much. definately took two cans of chili. one can of spicy rotel is enough. I added 1 lb. of ground meat, drained. Next time, I will buy Velveeta, not Walmart brand. Great Flavor. Easy to put together. I should mention I added two sauteed sweet onions. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2020
WOW! I have never left a review before. In 5 years this is the first recipe that has ever moved me to do so. This will melt in your mouth, we actually ate this 6 times in one month! I made a few changes, I sauteed 1 lb ground beef and one large onion prior to adding 2 cans chili with beans. I also added about 6 slices American cheese to melting Velveeta and topped with crushed cheese crackers and shredded cheese. Read More
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