One-Pan Taco Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

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Leona Banks Modified: March 25, 2022
One-Pan Taco Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

How To Make One-Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese

This savory and filling taco macaroni and cheese is packed with tender ground beef, white cheddar cheese, tomato, and more, for a heartier meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 33 minutes
Total: 43 minutes



  • olive oil
  • 1lbground beef
  • 1small white onion,diced
  • 1tbspgarlic,minced
  • 2tbsptaco seasoning,divided
  • ½lbsmall macaroni,dry
  • 1cupwater
  • 2cupsbeef stock
  • 2cupswhite cheddar,or yellow cheddar, shredded
  • 1cuptomato,diced
  • green onion,diced, to garnish


  1. In a 4-quart chicken fryer, heat approximately 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.

  2. Cook the onions until they begin to soften. Add the garlic, then stir for 30 seconds.

  3. Add the ground beef and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning. Using the spatula, break up the ground beef and stir until cooked. Drain the excess liquid from the pan.

  4. Add the water, beef stock, pasta, tomatoes, and 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning back to the pan. Stir to combine.

  5. Cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring twice to keep the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Increase the heat to medium after 15 minutes, and stir the pasta until most of the liquid is gone.

  6. Turn off the heat and add the shredded cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted.

  7. Top with green onions, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 869.87kcal
  • Fat: 52.55g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.49g
  • Trans Fat: 2.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 20.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.92g
  • Fiber: 3.17g
  • Sugar: 4.55g
  • Protein: 45.94g
  • Cholesterol: 147.83mg
  • Sodium: 1054.24mg
  • Calcium: 500.86mg
  • Potassium: 869.94mg
  • Iron: 3.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 193.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.06mg
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