Easy Skillet Cheese-Topped Chili Macaroni

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Little Bee

This is a quick and easy recipe for a weeknight meal. Its very tasty and very filling. DH loves it when I make this and always takes leftovers to work!

Top Review by frugalmary

Realizing this is a homemade Hamburger Helper, I didn't pre-cook the pasta to al dente. Just throw it in with a little more water. It worked great and WAY less effort than boiling them first. Family loved this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, brown onion and garlic with ground beef.
  2. Drain and return to pan.
  3. Add kidney beans, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, and salt.
  4. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add cooked macaroni and stir.
  6. Add grated cheddar to top, cover and simmer just until cheese melts.

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