Pecos Pasta

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by catercow

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!

Top Review by PSU Lioness

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.

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.

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