This One Skillet Chili Mac is ridiculously easy to make, and it’s so quick to throw together and completely satisfying.  It’s made all in one skillet, so there’s virtually no clean-up involved, which makes it perfect for a weeknight dinner. You can add some more or different veggies if you want to make it a bit healthier – and if you’re a spice freak like me, just add some more cayenne or crushed red pepper to give it some more kick.

I make this Chili Mac a lot, and I always finish it off in the broiler – I love how it gives that cheesy topping more of a ‘crust’.  I always make this dish in a cast iron skillet, but if you don’t have one you can use a dutch oven, or any oven-safe skillet. Cast iron is my favorite thing to cook in, so any recipe I have that I can use my skillet for I am thrilled to. ๐Ÿ™‚

This meal doesn’t take long at all to prepare – only about 20 minutes. It cooks for about 25 minutes, so it’s a full dinner on the table in under an hour. In my house it serves about 4 – 6 people so it’s a perfect meal for the entire family.


one pan dinners are the best! here’s a couple more:




watch this video of me making this skillet chili mac:



One Skillet Cheesy Southwest Chili Mac
One Skillet Cheesy Southwest Chili Mac from Comfortable Food.