Chili Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

The marriage of two of the most comforting comfort foods of all time! This Chili Macaroni and Cheese Recipe combo is a great dinner and a delicious way to use up leftover Chili in a one pan recipe.


This is riiiiight about the time every year when I get my first sickness, so the sore throat I've been lugging around all day is not surprising. The only thing worse than being sick is having to carry on with life as though I feel wonderful. I was tired by the time we got home tonight. Like, dead tired. I clung to the little bits of comfort I could find, like drinking a small glass of wine and doubling up on comfort food for dinner. This Chili Mac is TWO-IN-ONE comfort food, you guys, and I cannot even explain how comforting and yummy it is. This will be my new go-to recipe any time I have leftover Chili hanging around. If you aren't lucky enough to have leftover chili but have a need for this Chili Mac, this Easy 5-Ingredient Chili comes together in 30 minutes and gives you a great excuse to make a batch.


I mean, really, do I need to even say anything more? These photos are practically screaming at us, am I right?


This Best Ever Chili Dogs Recipe is another great way to use up leftover chili.


A few of my other comfort food options for your enjoyment: Best Ever Goulash, Twice-Baked Potatoes, Easy Baked Meatballs, Tater Tot Hotdish and Broccoli Cheese Soup (this is a copycat of Panera's famous recipe!).


I'd tell you to ENJOY, but I already know that you will! Adios, amigos!

Chili, Beans, Cheddar cheese
Main dish
Yield: 6-8


prep time: 5 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 20 mins

Make Chili even more comforting by adding Mac and Cheese!



  1. Heat the chili on the stovetop in a large saucepan. In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add the elbow macaroni and cook over medium-high heat until al dente. Drain and add pasta back to the saucepan. Add the cheese and butter and stir until melted.
  2. Add the mac and cheese to the chili and stir. Ladle into serving bowls immediately and top with sour cream, if desired.


Plus time to make chili.
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