Two favorite dishes are combined in one meal! Delicious chili and comforting mac and cheese take under 30 minutes to prepare, and then finish off in the slow-cooker.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

  • In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker (see Tip), combine meat mixture, undrained chili beans, undrained tomatoes and green chilies, broth, sweet pepper, chili powder, and cumin.

  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours. Stir in cooked pasta.

  • Top each serving with some of the cheese to serve.


Tip: For easy cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

343.5 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 35.6g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 3.2g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 57.8mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 592.1IU 12% DV; vitamin c 20.8mg 35% DV; folate 121.9mcg 31% DV; calcium 75.6mg 8% DV; iron 3.7mg 21% DV; magnesium 35.7mg 13% DV; potassium 369.9mg 10% DV; sodium 509.6mg 20% DV.