Chili Mac and Cheese is made with homemade chili combined with cheesy macaroni noodles for a hearty and comforting meal with a little kick.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the ground beef and chopped onion, until browned (5 to 10 minutes).
Add garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Drain the meat.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until chili is heated through (15 to 20 minutes).
Cook the noodles per package directions. Set aside as you prepare the cheese sauce.
Add the salt, ground mustard, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
Pour the sauce over the top of the cooked elbow macaroni. Stir to combine.
Combine the macaroni and cheese with the chili until it is all mixed together.
Serve warm, topped with chopped parsley.