5 from 6 votes
Homemade Cheesy Chili Mac Skillet
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
This homemade Cheesy Chili Mac Skillet is one of my family's new favourite meals! The addition of my two secret ingredients ( Veleeta & ketchup) makes ALL the difference!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 516 kcal
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup of white onion diced
  • 1 tbsp diced garlic
  • 1 540 ml can of petite diced tomatoes - if you can find the chili flavoured ones, they are the best
  • 1 15 oz can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 4 cups of beef broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups of dry elbow macaroni one 454 gram box
  • 1 cup of Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 1-2 cups of shredded old cheddar cheese optional
  • green onions and parsley to top
  1. In a large lidded skillet OR large lidded pot, fry the ground beef and onion until the beef is no longer pink and the onions are soft and translucent.
  2. Drain the fat then sautee the garlic for two minutes.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, ketchup, broth and spices. You can also use 2 tbsp of my homemade chili mix instead.
  4. Once those are incorporated, stir in the dry macaroni. Cover with a lid and simmer on low for 10 minutes, stirring every once in a while to make sure the macaroni doesn't stick.
  5. Once the noodles are al dente and the liquid has mostly evaporated, remove from the heat and stir in the Velveeta. Cover again for 5 minutes to let the cheese melt.
  6. Stir the now melted cheese throughout the pasta and serve topped with cheese, green onions or parsley.
Recipe Notes

My Homemade Chili Mix is perfect in this recipe! Just use 2 tbsp of it instead of all the spices!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cheesy Chili Mac Skillet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 1984mg83%
Potassium 768mg22%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 1270IU25%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 415mg42%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.