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.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary test

25 mins
2 hrs 25 mins


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

1 cup
344 calories; protein 25.6g; carbohydrates 35.6g; dietary fiber 5g; sugars 3.2g; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 4.1g; cholesterol 57.8mg; vitamin a iu 592.1IU; vitamin c 20.8mg; folate 121.9mcg; calcium 75.6mg; iron 3.7mg; magnesium 35.7mg; potassium 369.9mg; sodium 509.6mg.

2 1/2 medium-fat protein, 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable