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Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese

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"A quick and easy meal that tastes good and is a nice change from ordinary macaroni and cheese. Add cooked peas and grated Parmesan cheese on top if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef and drain off excess fat. Add taco seasoning and water according to seasoning package directions and simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  2. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions, adding butter or margarine and milk as indicated. Combine beef mixture and macaroni and cheese. Mix together and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 14, 2003

This is a very good idea, although I did alter the recipe. I used my own macaroni noodles and added milk and velveeta for the cheese. I also added a quarter cup of salsa for a tangy taste. Very good and creamy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 08, 2011

It was okay. Nothing I would make again though.


42 Ratings

Aug 22, 2011

I used Annie's white cheddar macaroni and some leftover taco meat I had in the fridge (cutting corners where I could which meant using something from the pantry and leftovers in the fridge--this saves both money and time. It's pretty much the same thing, ground beef and homemade taco seasoning if you want to get technical.). I did not try this myself but the kids thought this was great. This helped me make something quick for two hungry boys who absolutely did not want another sandwich for lunch. NO leftovers.

Feb 28, 2008

I added 1 bell pepper, half an onion, 1 can of canned tomatoes with green chilies and reserved about 2 Tbsps of juice.

Feb 01, 2007

My husband and I like this when we're running late for dinner. We use the Velveeta shells or elbow macaroni. It's always been a hit with the wee ones as well. Quick, easy and filling! Thank you for sharing!

Oct 25, 2004

This was good and easy! I did change it up a bit. I did use the white cheddar mac and cheese but I added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of diced green chilies to the meat with the taco seasoning and let that simmer and then added the mac and cheese (cooked like directions on box)and let it all simmer together for about 10 minutes. Very tasty! Thanks for the recipe, can't wait for leftovers tomorrow for lunch!

Oct 14, 2003

Great! Just before adding the meet mixture, add a lot of fresh grated cheese and let it melt with the meet. Yummy!

Oct 14, 2003

Easy,fast,tasty and cheap! Who could ask for more!! It is a dish that you can even dress up for company with some olives and green onions! A big winner!!


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  • Calories
  • 384 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 784 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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