Easy Oven Baked Chili Mac

Serves: 12


  • 1 pound of cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small diced yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground chuck beef
  • 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 4 ounces of tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1/2 cup of chopped crispy cooked Dutch Farms Bacon
  • 3 cups of Dutch Farms shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • 2 sliced green onions
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375°
  • In a large pot on high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, saute the onions and garlic for 6 to 8 minutes and then add in the ground meat and cook until all the pink is gone.
  • Next, add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, salt and pepper and mix together until combined and stew on low heat for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes thick.
  • Add the noodles to the cooked ground meat mixture and stir until combined.  Transfer from the pot to a 13×9 casserole dish.  Top off by evenly sprinkling on the crispy chopped bacon and shredded cheddar until it’s completely covered.
  • Bake in the oven on 375° for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  • Garnish with green onions and serve hot.