My Healthier Chili Mac Casserole - OAMC

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Good comfort food, but my version is loaded with veggies! The heat depends on your choice of salsa. Makes one 11x17-inch casserole or two 8x8-inch casseroles. Defrost in the fridge overnight the day before cooking. (Or bake right away...you don't have to freeze it, of course.) Note: I made this once by mixing in a packet of cheese powder from a box of Annie's Natural Man n Cheese (nothing on top, obviously), which worked out well.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the veggies together with the ground beef.
  2. When cooked, stir in 1 cup of the cheese, the seasonings, and the cooked noodles.
  3. Pour into casserole dish(es) and top with the remaining 1 cup of the cheese.
  4. Cover tightly with foil and freeze until ready to eat.
Most Helpful

Easy to make, and lots of veggies. But it didn't taste like chili. More like taco spice. If I make this again, I'll sub the spices listed with my own chili seasoning mix.

Terri Newell April 29, 2010