Taco Mac

Elizabeth Gossett


You can use any kind of pasta/noodles/rice, just be sure to cook it first! Note: The cook time is an estimate! The egg noodles take less than 10 minutes and the ground beef takes about the same amount of time -- and they can be done at the same time. The key part of this recipe is the cheese sauce (which is essentially a roux-based sauce with cheese added!)


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1/2 bag(s)
    egg noodles
  • 1 c
  • 1 lb
    ground beef (lean; 90/10 or 85/15)
  • 2 pinch
    salt and pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low salt
  • 1/2 c
    milk, 2%
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, colby, or a combination)
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp

How to Make Taco Mac


  1. Add all ingredients from chili powder to pepper in container with a lid. Cover with lid and shake to combine. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 cup water and egg noodles to pot, cover with lid and heat over medium. Toss to coat noodles with water and cook about 8 minutes. Once cooked all the way through remove from heat and set aside.
    Brown ground beef in skillet and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Once browned, drain and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in flour. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes. Add in chicken broth and milk, whisking to avoid clumps.
  4. Gradually add in shredded cheese, about half a handful at a time and whisk to make sure it melts smoothly.
  5. Once the cheese sauce is finished, combine the egg noodles, ground beef, cheese sauce and taco seasoning from step 1 above in large dish. Serve and enjoy!

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About Taco Mac

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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