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  1. ip

    Was good but 1 tablespoon chili powder is madness. I did half and that was quite spicy. I’d like to think I have a medium tolerance of chilli.

    • Elise Bauer

      Hi ip, chili powder in the US is rather mild, it’s a combination of dried powdered hot chilies and other spices. So check your chili powder. If it is only made with chilis, then yes, please scale it back for any recipe calling for chili powder.

  2. Tomika

    Kid approved! Great dish for a chilly fall day.


  3. Jacqueline

    We quadrupled this and served it for our community lunch. It is really, really tasty just as is. It got rave reviews from the neighbors, and some folks asked for the recipe. When this happens I always refer them to Simply Recipes. The recipe was made in advance and refrigerated, so we cooked it a little longer than advised. This put it just at cusp of being dry, so someone making it might want to watch out for that. We used pepperjack and cheddar cheeses.


  4. Beth

    Are the breadcrumbs the crispy prepared kind? Or made from bread? Thanks!

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Beth! You can use either for this recipe, though the crispy prepared kind will give you a crispier topping! We prefer using panko. Enjoy!

  5. low and slow

    Please don`t use pre- shredded cheese it is coated with basically a sawdust anti- caking agent,not good. Take the time to grate your own cheese your food will taste better and be more healthful.

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  7. Roxanne

    Can you make this ahead of time and freeze unbaked in preparation of company coming in a month so I don’t have to spend time in the kitchen instead of with family.

    • Emma Christensen

      Hi, Roxanne! Emma here, managing editor for Simply Recipes. Yes, this I think this unbaked casserole should be fine frozen and cooked later. Cook in a 350F oven until bubbly and warmed through. Good luck!

  8. TorontoDad

    Made this last night. It was a big hit!

  9. McBarton

    My family really liked this. Delicious!


  10. Mahhkk

    This looks like absolute heaven

  11. Tina

    O.M.G. I normally don’t comment on recipes BEFORE I make them, but WOW! I wish I had this in front of me right now! I will be making this week and will report back with the results! Thank you – I was just thinking today about how I need a recipe for chili mac!