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Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Serves 6
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Casseroles, 30 minutes or less, One Pan
The easiest, beefiest one-pan meal! You’ll enjoy the southwestern flavor twist on classic macaroni and cheese. All you need is a large skillet with a tight-fitting lid and a short shopping list for a hearty, taco-flavored macaroni meal.
Prep Time
5 mins
Other Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes with green chilis (like Rotel® brand)
  • 1 1/4 cups cups whole milk
  • 2 cups dried elbow macaroni
  • 8 ounces Velveeta, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat canola oil in a large (12 inch) skillet to medium high. Add ground beef in an even layer, top evenly with taco seasoning. Sear 2 minutes, then use a spatula to break up ground beef and incorporate seasoning. Sear 2 more minutes or until no pink remains.
  2. Stir in 1-cup of water, canned tomatoes and milk. Bring to a simmer, stir in macaroni, reduce heat to medium low, cover with a lid and simmer 5 minutes. Remove lid, stir ingredients, cover, simmer 5 more minutes.
  3. Remove lid, reduce heat to low. Stir in Velveeta cubes, stirring until completely melted. Add shredded cheddar, stir until completely melted.
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