Chili Mac Recipe

Chili mac and cheese might be the best dinner of all time. Make it once and eat it all week long. Bonus, it’s kid-friendly and protein-packed!

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 12 1x
Category: Dinner
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American



  1. Prepare our homemade mac and cheese recipe as directed. We do not suggest using leftover mac and cheese, so make it the day you’re making this chili mac and cheese casserole.
  2. Next, prepare our beef chili recipe. For this, you can use leftover chili, we just suggest heating it up in the microwave before adding it to the casserole dish so that it’s warm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Add 6 cups of mac and cheese (the entire recipe) and 6 cups of beef chili (about 3/4 of the recipe, you’ll have some leftover!) into the casserole dish and mix well.
  5. Place the chili mac and cheese into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Then, remove and sprinkle on shredded cheddar cheese over the top and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with Greek yogurt or sour cream.


  • Serving Size: 1/12
  • Calories: 466
  • Sugar: 7
  • Fat: 18
  • Fiber: 13
  • Protein: 29


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