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Taco Mac Casserole

February 21, 2018
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This Taco Mac Casserole is a total family favorite dinner! Taco beef, a box of macaroni and cheese, salsa, and cheddar - this is one recipe you're going to make again and again!

Taco Mac Casserole

This Taco Mac Casserole recipe first appeared here on Mostly Homemade Mom over five years ago - and it's become of of the most viewed recipes of all time! Many of you have emailed and messaged me over the years letting me know that this is now a regular family dinner in your home and I'm so happy. It's still a regular on our dinner rotation menu as well! Enjoy the updated photos and easily pinnable graphic at the bottom of this post. Put this one on your menu plan this week, you won't be sorry!

Taco Mac Casserole Recipe

This casserole is something I've been making since we were first married. It makes a lot, it's filling, and it's cheap. Not to mention that every time I make it, Paul announces it's his favorite meal! I believe one of my relatives/friends gave this recipe to me at my bridal shower. Either way, this one's definitely a keeper for us.

Yield: 6 servings

Taco Mac Casserole

This Taco Mac Casserole is a total family favorite dinner! Taco beef, a box of macaroni and cheese, salsa, and cheddar - this is one recipe you're going to make again and again!
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 40 mins


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 7.25 oz box macaroni and cheese (like the kind in the blue box ;)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet, drain grease. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer until most liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni and cheese according to box directions using the butter, milk, and cheese packet. Stir in sour cream to the macaroni and cheese.
  3. Spread half of the macaroni and cheese on the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish. Top with meat and sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Add second half of macaroni and cheese.
  4. Cover and bake at 400 for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and spread salsa over top. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese over salsa. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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Taco Mac Casserole Dinner

Taco Casserole with Macaroni and Cheese

I honestly LOVE how this takes one box of macaroni and cheese and one pound of ground beef and it makes PLENTY for an entire family. Just a word to the wise, DO NOT take a bite of that macaroni and cheese with sour cream. You will most likely eat the entire thing and have to make another batch for the recipe, it's that good! :)

Taco Macaroni and Cheese


6 comments on "Taco Mac Casserole"
  1. This sounds really quick and easy and yummy. My kids will love making this for lunch! :) Thanks for sharing! (visiting from Women Living Well) Blessings, ~Lisa

  2. That looks easy and delicious. My kind of reciope. Come over and visit. We have a terrific tomato pie recipe this week.

  3. This looks super yummy and easy! Love it!!

  4. The perfect family meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope to see you again next week.

  5. this meal looks like a winner! quick, easy, cheap and tasty.

  6. I have to tell you that I bookmarked this recipe about a month ago & have made it twice since. My family LOVES it! I have 3 little boys & it seems like my older two are hitting a phase of pickyness at the dinner table BUT they both have gobbled this up! Thanks for sharing it! It's a keeper for us. I may be blogging about it soon if that's okay :) (I'll link back to your site for the recipe.)