Chili Mac my way

Julie Tomblin


My mom used to make this instead of spaghetti because the noodles were easier to pick up with a fork and it added a little spice to it too. I like to also have garlic bread with cheese with it.

★★★★★ 2 votes
6-8 people
15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Julie's recipe should be a staple on any busy mom's menu. It's simple and easy to throw together. The whole crew loved this dish. The seasoning packet adds all the flavor you'd expect from a chili but you don't have to grab multiple spice jars. It seriously doesn't get easier than this recipe. Serve with a side salad and garlic bread and you have a super quick meal.


2 lb
ground beef
1 large
box of medium shells
1 jar(s)
of your favorite spaghetti sauce; 24 oz.
1 pkg
of Chili-o-seasoning
1 small
Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
loaf of your favorite garlic bread (optional)

How to Make Chili Mac my way


  • 1Finely chop onion. Set aside.
  • 2In a large Dutch oven, brown hamburger and onion until hamburger is no longer pink and the onion is translucent. Drain off excess fat. Return to pot.
  • 3Add spaghetti sauce.
  • 4Add the Chili-o-seasoning. Stir.
  • 5In another large pot boil the shells until al dente.
  • 6Drain.
  • 7Combine meat mixture with shells and stir carefully as to not tear the shells.
  • 8Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Enjoy.

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About Chili Mac my way

Course/Dish: Pasta, Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy