Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Taco Macaroni and Cheese combines the flavors of traditional mac and cheese with the savory goodness of taco seasoning. Here’s a quick and flavorful recipe for you to try:


  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni or your favorite pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 packet (about 2 tablespoons) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro


1. Cook the Pasta:

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente.
  2. Drain the pasta and set it aside.

2. Brown the Ground Meat:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef or turkey over medium-high heat until fully cooked.
  2. Drain any excess fat.

3. Season with Taco Seasoning:

  1. Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the cooked meat.
  2. Add a little water if needed, and simmer for a few minutes until the seasoning is well combined and the mixture is slightly thickened.

4. Add Diced Tomatoes and Salsa:

  1. Stir in the can of diced tomatoes (undrained) and salsa.
  2. Simmer the mixture for another 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

5. Combine Pasta, Cheese, and Sour Cream:

  1. Add the cooked and drained pasta to the skillet with the taco meat.
  2. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  3. Remove the skillet from heat and fold in sour cream.
  4. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

6. Serve:

  1. Dish out the Taco Macaroni and Cheese into bowls.
  2. Top with optional toppings like sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, or chopped cilantro.

Enjoy this easy and flavorful Taco Macaroni and Cheese for a delicious fusion of taco and comfort food flavors. It’s a quick meal that’s sure to satisfy your craving for a comforting and cheesy dish with a hint of taco spice.

Leave a Comment