Hi everyone!! Welcome back to my blog!! Today is such a beautiful day in State College!! It is the perfect day to walk around outside, as fall is definitely in the air, and then go home and indulge in some good old comfort foods!!
Speaking of comfort foods, I recently made a Chili Mac for myself and some of my roommates. It was such a hit among all three of them (one did not like the beans but just picked around them). They were so excited to come home to a home cooked meal at the end of classes/ student teaching. Read onto to find the recipe!
- 2 lb. ground chicken
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 28 oz. can petite, diced tomatoes
- 2 16 oz. cans kidney chili beans
- 2 chili seasoning packets
- 1 lb. whole grain pasta
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions until finished. You can then drain the noodles and set them aside. While the pasta is cooking, start making the chili by browning the ground chicken over medium heat. Break up any of the clumps. Remove the chicken, drain any excess juice, and set it aside. In the same pot, sauté the onions and garlic in a small amount of oil until browned. You can then add in the cooked chicken, tomatoes, kidney beans, and chili seasoning packets. If you feel the chili needs it, you can add salt and pepper to your desired taste. Reduce the heat and let the chili simmer for about 5 minutes. Add in the cooked pasta and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Mix it well. Transfer the chili to a 9×13 casserole dish and top it with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese. Place the chili mac in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Dish while it is hot and enjoy!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, as always!! I am so excited to share this meal with you and I am hoping you all love as much as I do! Be sure to sound off in the comments below.