One Pot Taco Mac & Cheese

Course: Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Beginner
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Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea that is both comforting and packed with flavor? Look no further than One Pot Taco Mac & Cheese! This dish combines the classic flavors of tacos with tender elbow macaroni and melted cheddar cheese, all cooked in one pot for easy cleanup.

The savory blend of spices and juicy beef will leave you craving more, while the creamy and cheesy mac and cheese will satisfy your comfort food cravings. Perfect for busy weeknights or lazy weekends, this recipe is sure to become a new favorite in your meal rotation.

So why not give One Pot Taco Mac & Cheese a try and enjoy a hearty, satisfying meal that everyone will love!


  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 package taco seasoning mix

  • 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • Fresh cilantro (optional)

  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies, drained


  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned.
  • Add in the chopped onion and garlic, and cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning mix, diced tomatoes, and green chilies.
  • Pour in the beef broth and add the elbow macaroni. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the pasta is cooked through and the liquid has reduced.
  • Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with fresh cilantro if desired and serve hot.


  • Nutritional information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and amounts used in the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size1g


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 30g 47%
    • Saturated Fat 14g 70%
  • Cholesterol 115mg 39%
  • Sodium 1283mg 54%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 34g 68%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    Enjoy your delicious and healthy One Pot Taco Mac & Cheese!

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    Kayleen is a food blogger living in Dallas. She has been blogging for three years and loves sharing her recipes with the world. She often looks for new ingredients to experiment with or innovative techniques to try out. Whenever she finds something interesting, she shares it on her blogs so that others can benefit.

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