Chili Campfire Bake

This isn’t my typical meal, but I’ll tell you what – my kids LOVED it! It was very quick and easy to make – I even let my husband throw it together. You can also make this over the fire with a rack that sits on the fire and skillet. Either way you make it, it is fun and delicious!

Serves: 6

Chili Campfire Bake

1 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

16 minTotal Time

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  • 1 (16 ounce) box elbow macaroni
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chili
  • 1 (7 ounce) bag corn chips
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet (approximately 12 inches in diameter).
  2. Pour 3 cups of cold water into skillet. Make sure the water covers the pasta.
  3. Turn the burner to high, then set your timer for 10 minutes (optional: add a bit of salt to taste).
  4. Cook on high, stirring occasionally until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Add chili and bring to a simmer.
  6. Remove from heat and top with corn chips and Cheddar cheese. Serve immediately.



1792 cal


20 g


349 g


81 g
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10 Responses to “Chili Campfire Bake”

  1. This was a bit odd. I will try again but I'll half the macaroni. The pictures here seem heavily "chili" like but using the exact measurements, mine was very heavy on the noodles and sparse on the chili. Otherwise, it's an easy and tasty (if you add a bunch of condiments like I did- onion, sour cream, avocado etc.) dish for camping. It's not fun to clean up the pot though if you are tent camping ;)
    • In the top of the post it tells you how to cook it over the fire - You can also make this over the fire with a rack that sits on the fire and skillet. Hope this helps. You will of course need a rack. We use one when we go camping and cook over the fire.

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