chili mac casserole

Chili Mac Casserole

  • Author: Jodi Danen, RDN | Create Kids Club
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


A chili mac casserole with few ingredients and comes together in just 15 minutes. Perfect for camping or for dinner any night of the week! 


  • 16 oz. box elbow noodles
  • 38 oz. can of chili (with or without beans)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups of water


  1. Add chili, water, and dry pasta into a large skillet or pot. Cover.
  2. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down and let simmer for 10 minutes, or until pasta is softened
  3. Turn heat off
  4. Gently stir in 1 cup of shredded cheese
  5. Sprinkle the second cup of cheese on top, cover.
  6. Serve once the cheese has melted!