Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

I created this recipe when I wanted to use up some leftover home-made chili. Great comfort food you can make as spicy as you like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In medium saucepan, simmer chili until heated through.
  3. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
  4. Grease a deep 8-quart or similar casserole dish.
  5. Spoon 1 cup of chili evenly on bottom of dish. Next, layer half of the macaroni, drizzle half of the ketchup (approx. 1/4 cup), half of the remaining chili and half of the cheeses. Repeat layering with remaining macaroni, 1/4 cup ketchup, remainder of chili and remaining cheeses. Top with jalapeno slices, if desired.
  6. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is bubbly.
  7. *NOTE: I prefer my home-made chili in this recipe, but if I use canned chili, I like to add chopped green pepper, chopped onion, 4 oz. can green chilies, cayenne pepper or whatever I have on hand to "doctor" it up.


Most Helpful

Total comfort food. Great recipe. I had some left over crushed tomatoes and used it in place of the ketchup. I made this a second time using ground turkey and instead of the 1/2 cup of ketchup I used 1 cup of tomato sauce which I made from a can of tomato paste and added water. Turned out just as delicious as the first time.

Jenniegal March 16, 2014

A real gem and did you know that my bottle of ketchup makes rude noises?

gailanng May 09, 2011

Thanks Cream Puff! We really enjoyed this comfort food. So good it was eaten before I got a picture of it. The ketchup was an unexpected but good flavor enhancer. I think next time I will add in onions. I say error on 5 cups of chili as I used four and it could have used more. I used my 13x9 baking pan and did two layers but spread out. Lovely. Enjoy! ChefDLH

ChefDLH July 07, 2010

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