Taco Mac & Cheese

This One Pan Taco Mac & Cheese doesn’t require any preparation ahead of time. Plus, it’s packed full of cheesy noodles and seasoned ground beef for a one dish dinner your whole family will love!

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Taco Mac & Cheese Is…

  • A One Pan Dinner Recipe
  • Kid-friendly
  • Made in under 30 minutes
  • Budget-friendly
  • Simple ingredients

Ingredients Needed:

Protein – Ground Beef

Products – Green Onions

Dairy – Velveeta Cheese, Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Pantry – Macaroni Noodles, Salsa

Seasoning – Chili Powder

How to Make Taco Mac & Cheese

Start by browning your ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Then, drain off the fat and return the meat to the skillet.

Next, stir in your water, salsa, and chili powder.

Then, bring your noodles to a boil and reduce to medium-high heat. Cook for 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed.

Next, add in the Velveeta cubes and stir until melted.

Finally, top with additional cheddar cheese and green onions before serving. Enjoy!

Are there any substitutes I can use?

Yes! You can substitute ground turkey instead of ground beef! You can also substitute gluten free pasta for the noodles in you are looking for a gluten free option.

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Tuscan Chicken Mac & Cheese – This one dish dinner will please even the pickiest of eaters!

Fried Mac and Cheese Bites – This is one of my favorite appetizers to make! So good!

Taco Mac and Cheese Pasta Recipe with Cheese and Green Onions

Taco Mac & Cheese

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This One Pan Taco Mac & Cheese Recipe doesn't require any preparation ahead of time, and it's packed full of cheesy noodles and seasoned ground beef for a one dish dinner the kids will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Salsa
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 Cups Macaroni Noodles, Uncooked
  • 16 oz. Velveeta Cheese, Cut into Cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Bunch Green Onions (For Garnish, Optional)

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet Brown Meat over Medium High Heat. Drain off the fat and return the meat to the skillet.
  2. Stir in Water, Salsa, & Chili Powder. Then add in noodles.
  3. Bring the noodles to a boil and then reduce to medium-high heat; cover and cook for 10 Minutes or until the water is absorbed.
  4. Add in Velveeta Cubes and stir until melted.
  5. Top with Shredded Cheddar Cheese and Green Onions before serving.

Notes

Optional Substitutions: Try substituting ground turkey instead of ground beef. You can also substitute gluten free pasta for the noodles if you are looking for a gluten free option.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 543Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 1434mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 38g

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