Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Another family recipe. This was my favorite meal as a kid and I would beg for it as my birthday dinners. Even better as leftovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare macaroni, drain.
  2. In large skillet, melt butter. Add green pepper, and onion and cook until tender.
  3. Add chili, corn, and seasonings.
  4. Simmer on low heat 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in macaroni and top with cheese. Cover and heat on low 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made this as a quick dinner that would please my kiddos and it worked out perfectly! It was like an extremely savory version of Hamburger Helper. I did add some chicken that I needed to use up, but I think it would have been just as good without it. Second, I did not have shredded cheddar, so I melted a few slices of cheddar on top before serving. Finally, I only had one can of chili on hand so I used 2 cups of cooked macaroni and I really don't think I would add more the next time I make this. It was great. I also followed the advice of the last reviewer and added some chili powder. Delish! My kids gobbled it up pretty quickly and my 2-year-old had a second bowl. It got rave reviews across the board, even though this is not the typical food that I make at my house.

PSU Lioness July 26, 2012

Thank-you for sharing this easy to prepare recipe. I did add about a tablespoon of brown sugar - enough so you can't taste it, but it does cut the 'edge' off the Hormel chili taste. Also added a good sprinkle of chili powder and a pinch of cajun seasoning. I didn't have any cheddar cheese on hand, but I did top this off with American cheese slices - and once these melted...... oooo it was so good.

Kate57 September 01, 2007

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