Skillet Chili Mac


Skillet Chili Mac

Skillet Chili Mac
5 Min
25 Min

The gang will be all smiles when you serve this enhanced version of mac and cheese. With Skillet Chili Mac, it's easy to keep the ingredients on hand for a quick dinner any night of the week.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 (12-ounce) package macaroni shells and cheese
  • 1 3/4 cup salsa

What to Do

  1. Remove and discard casings from sausage.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add sausage, stirring until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain well, and return to skillet. Add chili powder, stirring to coat sausage. Add chicken broth and tomato paste, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.

  3. Stir in shell macaroni; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 8 minutes or until shells are tender, stirring occasionally.

  4. Stir in cheese sauce from packet and the salsa; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately with desired toppings.


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I just used ground turkey and it was still really good.

what are "desired toppings" in this case, I am open to suggestions

chopped onions, cilantro, chpd. rotel (spicy) tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, minced jalepenos or chilis....good luck :)


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