Baked Cheesy Chili Mac

"@tuttorossotomatoes @thefeedfeed #sponsored It's officially fall, which means it's chili season in my family! My family always serves our chili over macaroni noodles, but this year, I have decided to take it up a notch with @Tuttorossotomatoes. I am taking two of my family's favorite recipes - spicy beef chili and baked macaroni and cheese - and combining it into the ultimate baked cheesy chili mac! - You heard it right here. Two incredibly indulgent, perfect for game day recipes all in one pot for an incredible baked cheesy chili mac. I take a traditional baked macaroni and cheese recipe and combine it with my family's favorite chili recipe for the ultimate bowl of indulgence for this fall. - Imagine your team is winning on the TV. You can almost taste a game day victory. But what's more? You can taste this incredible spicy beef chili with creamy, cheesy sharp cheddar macaroni, baked in the oven until a crispy cheese crust. A perfect baked cheesy chili mac to fill up on a Sunday afternoon. - To make things even better, I have partnered with Tuttorosso tomatoes to take my chili to the next level. I love Tuttorosso not only because of their sustainably produced tomatoes, but they also promise no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives! You know how I like to keep my ingredients clean around here! Talk about a guilt-free game day. Paid partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes & @FeedFeed. - - - #tuttorossotomatoes #feedfeed #marymangia #cookingismypassion #cookingathome #chefathome #cookingwithlove #recipeblog #recipeshare #simplerecipes #whatsonmyplate #justeatrealfood #foodshare #foodfeed #forkfeed #thecookfeed #itswhatsfordinner #droolclub #chili #chilimac #chilirecipe #easydinnerideas #easydinner #whatsfordinner #whatsinmybowl #recipesharing #macaroniandcheese #macandcheese #cheesyrecipes"
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 1hr 15mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup canned hot chili beans
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 8-ounce can Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 3 cups elbow pasta, cooked


  • Step 1

    Add ground beef and diced onions to a frying pan to brown. Add your Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce and chili powder. Simmer chili for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    While chili is simmering, it's time to make a roux for your cheese sauce. This will be the base of the "mac" part of your Baked Cheesy Chili Mac. Melt butter on medium heat in a large pot, add flour, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to melted butter and stir to combine into a rich paste.

  • Step 3

    Slowly whisk in 2% milk to the roux. Continue stirring until milk has thickened to create the base of your cheese sauce.

  • Step 4

    Once the base has thickened, stir in 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese. Add elbow noodle pasta and stir to combine.

  • Step 5

    Transport macaroni and cheese to an oven safe dish and top with chili and then remaining cheddar cheese.

  • Step 6

    Bake your cheesy chili mac in the oven, uncovered on 375°F for 25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and brown.