|Chili mac prepared with macaroni noodles|
Several preparation methods exist. Some recipes incorporate all of the ingredients together, while
|Chili mac prepared using macaroni and cheese|
Chili mac a la mode
Some diners in St. Louis, Missouri serve a version called "chili mac a la mode", in which the dish is served topped with fried eggs.
|A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers|
A Cincinnati chili 4-way garnished with oyster crackers
Cincinnati chili is a type of chili mac prepared using spaghetti noodles. It may be ordered at restaurants and food service establishments in various "ways". A "two-way" is spaghetti topped with Cincinnati chili. Traditionally, variations exist up to "five-way", which includes spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, and cheese.
MRE chili mac
Chili mac has been a staple dish at American military dining facilities for years. It was introduced into the Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) field ration menu in 1995 and is one of only three of the twelve MRE meals offered in 1995 that has remained on the MRE menu to date.
Taco chili mac
A variation called Taco chili mac has been consumed by NASA astronauts in space. It is processed by NASA as a freeze dried product.
Vegetarian and vegan
Vegetarian and vegan versions of the dish are sometimes prepared.
Hamburger Helper brand purveys a prepared boxed version named "Chili Macaroni".