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Chili Mac and Cheese

This almost-instant main dish combines the flavors of two favorite comfort foods. Taco-flavored cheese and mild chilis add an extra kick without too much spice.

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2 1/3
cups uncooked rotini pasta (7 oz)
1
teaspoon chili powder
2 1/4
cups hot water
1
can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chiles, undrained
2
cups shredded taco-flavored cheese (8 oz)
Chili powder, if desired

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Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Stir in uncooked pasta, chili powder, water and tomatoes. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender.
  • 3 Remove from heat; let stand uncovered 5 minutes. Stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with additional chili powder.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
11g,
11%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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