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Cheesy Taco Mac & Cheese

Cheesy Taco Mac & Cheese is rated 4.147058823529412 out of 5 by 34.
Prep Time
5
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

3 servings

Salsa and ground beef plus our secret (now your secret) blend of spices stirred into everyone's favorite mac and cheese: best thing east or west of the Rio Grande.

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  • Prepare Dinner in large saucepan as directed on pkg.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mix well.
  • Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
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Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and fresh fruit.

Special Extra

Stir in sliced pitted black olives with the meat.

Servings

  • 3 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 3 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 520
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 890mg
Carbohydrate 52g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 9g
Protein 24g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from After reading all reviews, here's what I did to make this taste awesome. After reading all reviews, here's what I did to make this taste awesome. Dice an onion (can add garlic too if desired) and brown meat w/ a little salt/pepper. Cook 2 boxes of mac and cheese separate (yes, two boxes will be better than one if you have two). Add 1 tblsp sour cream to mac and cheese when finished and mix it in. Add 1/2 taco mix to ground beef (don't add more or overdo it, will be too strong) add a bit of water (1/2 cup to a cup) to mix it, add 1 to 2 tblspn Heinz ketchup (it will taste good, don't worry), and three tablespoons salsa to ground beef and mix altogether. Finally, add mac and cheese to ground beef (or ground beef mix to mac and cheese pan). Viola, you're done! It tastes amazing - husband and I both loved it!
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from After finding this recipe and reading reviews, I decided to make it for dinner tonight. After finding this recipe and reading reviews, I decided to make it for dinner tonight. I also substituted a half pack of taco seasoning in place of the chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin. I added some hot pepper flakes, but will only add a dash the next time I make this. My husband, our 2 year old, and I liked this meal. I will probably add cheese as a topping next time, too.
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Since I didn't have all the spices on hand either I used a full envelope of Taco Bell Taco Seasoning... Since I didn't have all the spices on hand either I used a full envelope of Taco Bell Taco Seasoning with 1 pound of ground beef. I also added about a quarter cup of salsa to the beef as well. I used 2 boxes of mac and cheese and it was a little too much noodles. We liked this recipe well enough but I like the Taco Bake version much better.
Date published: 2009-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All I can say is WOW! All I can say is WOW! I added in onions, a clove of garlic, and a jalapeno pepper while I was browning the meat, and it made a huge difference! I also doubled up everything to make more, and I used more salsa. I will definitely make this again and my husband loved it!
Date published: 2012-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I used 2 boxes of macaroni, and added a tiny bit of Velveeta, I kept everything else pretty much the... I used 2 boxes of macaroni, and added a tiny bit of Velveeta, I kept everything else pretty much the same. My kids (2 1/2 and 15 months) loved it! I thought it was going to be on the bland side, but it was very flavorful!
Date published: 2010-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I know its just mac and cheese with an "oomph" but it's pretty good - I'm going to make for the... I know its just mac and cheese with an "oomph" but it's pretty good - I'm going to make for the second time tonight...my husband (way picky) liked it and it was so quick...this won't be the only time i repeat this meal :)
Date published: 2009-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have made this twice so far for my husband and I. I have made this twice so far for my husband and I. We really enjoy it and eat it all!!! I add some ketchup, a bit more salsa, and some extra cheese and it makes it even better!!!
Date published: 2007-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to make, and the kids loved it. Very easy to make, and the kids loved it. I didn't have any cumin so I substituted with taco mix. I then added shreded cheese on top. I'd highly recommend this recipe!
Date published: 2008-02-11
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