Chili Cheese Macaroni Dinner

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by CookinwithGas

More one dish casserole madness, lightened with the use of ground turkey...I like to add a tossed green salad to round out the meal ;-)

Top Review by lauralie41

DH enjoys chili macaroni and liked this version. I used ground turkey and red kidney beans. He isnt fond of "spicy" so I added one teaspoon of chili powder this time. I think I would have preferred ground round and a can of diced tomatoes added but all in all a nice and quick meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast or 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 34 cup yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) box Hamburger Helper cheeseburger macaroni
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large skillet, brown together the ground turkey and the onion in the oil; then drain.
  3. Once you've drain the meat/onion mixture, stir in the contents of the Hamburger Helper box, water, kidney beans and chili powder.
  4. Heat to boiling only; do NOT cook.
  5. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish; cover and bake in the preheated 375° oven for 35 min, stirring every 10 minute.

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