Cheesy Skillet Chili Mac – Two comfort foods come together in a one skillet dinner the whole family will love. Plus it is ready in only 20 minutes!
I can’t believe we have less than a week left in New Zealand. I thought six weeks was going to seem like forever, but there is just so much to see and do, I want more time! My son’s birthday is on Saturday when we fly home. He is so excited, because he gets his birthday for 2 days. We have almost a full day in Auckland, and then get on a plane and cross the International Date Line. So he gets a 2nd day, granted most of it is on a plane or in airports. But still, by the time we land in Denver it will be dinner time on the 2nd day of his birthday. So confusing!!
Since I haven’t had to cook much for the last month, I think it might get a hard to get back into a routine. Granted, I am excited to get back in the kitchen! We have had kitchens along the way, and have cooked some, but not full dinners like you do at home. But I might need to ease back into things with meals like this cheesy skillet chili mac. Just 20 minutes, one pan, and dinner is done. You can’t get much better than that.
I love skillet meals. I have a bunch of them on the blog now. Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet, Enchilada Pasta Skillet, Mexican Rice Skillet, Taco Pasta Skillet, and Pizza Pasta Skillet are a few of them. Skillet meals are kind of like a homemade version of Hamburger Helper, only better! Just a few simple ingredients, mostly pantry staples, and everything cooks in just one pan. Dishes are super easy, and the whole family is happy! Skillet chili mac has the flavors of a chili in a quick, easy, and comforting pasta dish. Add it to your menu this week, you will not be disappointed!
Cheesy Skillet Chili Mac - Two comfort foods come together in a one skillet dinner the whole family will love. Plus it is ready in only 20 minutes!
5 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 Tbls chili powder
- 1 Tbls cumin
- 1/8 tsp ground cayenne
- 1 Tbls brown sugar
- 1 (14 oz) can tomato sauce
- 2 1/3 cup milk
- 3 cups short cut pasta
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, plus more for serving
- In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion together for 4-5 minutes, until cooked.
- Add garlic, and stir until it becomes fragrent.
- Mix in chili powder, cumin, cayenne and brown sugar. Add tomato sauce, milk, and pasta.
- Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
- Stir in cheese until melted.
- Serve with additional cheese and other chili toppings if desired.
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