Skillet Chili Mac

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"This is out of the September 2019 Eatingwell magazine...Poblanos add a kick of heat to this pasta dish....If that's not your thing, swap in green bell peppers to tone it down."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (481.5 g)
  • Calories 800.3
  • Total Fat - 24.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 124.5 mg
  • Sodium - 526.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 97.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 23.9 g
  • Sugars - 9.4 g
  • Protein - 49.7 g
  • Calcium - 239.8 mg
  • Iron - 11.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 74.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step 1

Cook pasta 2 minutes less than the package directions. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers and celery and cook, stirring often, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add beef, chili powder and salt; cook, stirring and breaking up with a spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add tomatoes with their juice and broth; bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 2 minutes. Add beans and the pasta, reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until hot 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Fold in sour cream. Serve topped with cheddar cheese and scallion and /or pickled jalapenos, if desired.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great combination of flavors. We cut the amount of chili powder for one of us being a lightweight. Also we used green bell peppers instead of spicy peppers. We used multi color pasta.

review by:
(13 Mar 2020)


Great comfort food! I really liked the addition of the poblano peppers. They're not spicy, but give such a great flavor to the mac! And because we do like things a little spicy, I used one can of diced tomatoes, and one can of Rotel diced tomatoes. So good! I used cavatapi pasta, so it really hugged the sauce. We loved it on day one, but just had leftovers for dinner and it's even better on day two! Thanks for posting!

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(30 Oct 2019)


Great chili mac. I tweaked it just a bit.......used mini penne rather than macaroni (I didn't like my gluten free macaroni, lol) and used a jalapeno rather than a poblano. This was simple to make and made a comfort food dinner. Thanks for sharing, Teresa.

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(25 Oct 2019)