Chili Mac Skillet

Servings 6 servings


  • olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 3 cups dry macaroni
  • 3 cups tomato sauce
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 3/4 cup light Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces low fat cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 green onions sliced


  • Heat a little olive oil in a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat.
  • Add ground beef, onion and garlic and cook until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Drain off any fat.
  • Add next 6 ingredients (macaroni through crushed red pepper flakes). Blend well. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat, cover skillet and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until macaroni is tender.
  • Uncover and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened. Serve topped with shredded cheese, sliced green onions, and enjoy!!!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big spinach salad on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Use TVP crumbles.
KOSHER: Make sure beef is certified kosher and use soy cheese.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure macaroni, tomato sauce, salsa and salad dressing are gluten free.
NUTRITION: Per serving: 471 Calories; 10g Fat; 37g Protein; 57g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 66mg Cholesterol; 1424mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2 Grain(Starch); 6 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 12
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