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Skillet Chili Mac ‘N’ Cheese

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This savory dish is a fusion of classic comfort food and Tex-Mex goodness, all prepared in under 30 minutes on the stovetop. It’s the perfect choice for a quick and delicious meal that’s sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy a culinary journey that’s as fast as it is delicious!

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans HORMEL® Chili with Beans
8 ounces rigatoni pasta, uncooked
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups beef or vegetable broth
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
Suggested toppings: Sour cream, fresh cilantro, extra cheese, sliced fresh chilies and sliced red onion.


  1. In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and jalapeño pepper. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in garlic, cumin and salt. Cook 1 minute.

  2. Add chili, pasta, undrained tomatoes and broth. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in cheese.

  3. Serve with suggested toppings.