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Skillet Chili Mac

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 (12-oz.) package VELVEETA Shells & Cheese Dinner
  • 1 3/4 cups chunky tomatillo salsa
  • Toppings: sour cream, chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Remove and discard casing from sausage; cut into 1/2-inch slices.

  2. Cook sausage in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain well on paper towels, and return to skillet. Add chili powder, stirring to coat sausage. Stir in chicken broth and tomato paste, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.

  3. Stir in shell macaroni; return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until shells are tender.

  4. Stir in cheese sauce from packet and tomatillo salsa; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately with desired toppings.