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Gluten Free Chili Mac from One Lovely Life

Chili Mac (Gluten & Dairy Free Options)

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


This gooey, cheesy classic is a great way to use up leftover chili! 



  • 12 oz. small dry pasta (shells, macaroni, etc.) – Gluten free, as needed
  • 2 (15oz) cans chili, or about 4 cups homemade chili
  • 1 cup grated cheddar or pepper Jack cheese (or more depending on preference)*


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stopping about 2 minutes before the cooking time suggested on package. Drain and return to pot.
  3. Add chili and stir to coat well.
  4. Pour into 2qt baking dish (8×8″, 9×9,” or round/oval) and top with grated cheese.
  5. Bake 10-15 minutes or till cheese is bubbly.


*Can sub dairy free cheese, such as Daiay brand cutting board cheddar cheese shreds.

  • Category: Main Dish, Pasta
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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