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Low Fat Chili-Macaroni Skillet

Updated on March 13, 2014
4.6 stars from 13 ratings of Low Fat Chili Macaroni Skillet

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 6 servings


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 15oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14.5oz can dried tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 4oz can diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup dried elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt


  1. Cook your chopped onion, and ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until the onion is tender, and the meat is brown. Drain off the fat.
  2. Stir in the red kidney beans, undrained diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, green chile peppers, elbow macaroni, chili powder, and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the elbow macaroni is tender (approximately 20 minutes) while stirring often. Remove the skillet from heat.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the skillet. Put a lid over the skillet, and wait about 2 minutes for the cheese to melt. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 270
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 27 g9%
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 56 mg19%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Haider 2 years ago

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      Looks and sounds delicious, love the ingredients involved. Thanks! Will try this one soon.