Crock-Pot Recipe Challenge Day 2: Cheesy Chili Mac

This is an easy recipe that the kids will love! Cheesy goodness come on, who can pass this up?  All you need to do is boil pasta and toss the rest together in the slow cooker. How easier do you need that to be? This is a slam dunk if you ask me, I really don’t see how you can mess this up. Maybe if you forget to turn the slow cooker on? <— Don’t do that that would be bad.


1 pounds ground beef , or bulk sausage or sausage links ( cut into pieces)
2 cans hot chili beans undrained
2 large green peppers chopped
1 large onion chopped
4 celery ribs chopped
1 can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon of chili seasoning
2 garlic cloves minced

1 package ( box) of elbow macaroni cooked and drained ( do this right before you plan to eat)
1- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
 Salt and Pepper to taste

Take the first eight ingredients and throw them into the slow cooker. Mix it up till they are well combined.  Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.
Cook your macaroni on the stove right before you eat, drain and pour into the slow cooker . Mix up with the cheese till melted. You can cover it and let it sit but it should melt right away. Boom you are done! Eat, smile be happy!


31 thoughts on “Crock-Pot Recipe Challenge Day 2: Cheesy Chili Mac

  1. Jennifer Williams

    I tried to make Chili Mac a few weeks ago and everyone (including the dogs) asked me not to make that version again, lol. I will try this one. I used to have a great recipe for it but lost it.

  2. Fan R.

    I love all chili recipes, this one looks so yummy, great for those busy days when we come back home and want to have something specal.

    Fan R @TeddyOutReady

  3. Pam

    I love slow cooker recipes like this and so do my sons. They will love this one and I will most likely make it next week. Thanks!

  4. Chrishelle Ebner

    I love my crock pot,such a time saver. I am always looking for new creative recipes. This Cheesy Chili Mac looks yummy. I will put it on my recipes to try this week list. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Mrs. Sergeant

    With the holiday's among us I'm on the hunt for easy and yummy meals that I can throw in the crockpot and go. I know this one will be a winner. Thanks for sharing!

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