Chili-Cheese Mac

Meat, cheese and pasta – what’s not to love?  This comforting dinner will please both kids and adults.  Recipe serves 6 in under 30 minutes.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 1/2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

What you’ll do:

  • Heat a Dutch oven (or large saucepan) over medium-high heat.
  • Add oil.
  • Add the beef, garlic powder, coriander, cumin and chili powder.
  • Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add the broth, tomatoes and water; bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the macaroni.
  • Cover and cook 10 minutes or until the macaroni is done.
  • Heat the milk and cream cheese in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook 4 minutes or until the cheese melts, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in the cheddar.
  • Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni mixture and toss to coat.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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