dinner · one pot

Taco Mac

You’ve heard of Chili Mac before, but what about TACO MAC???

Honestly, it’s pretty much the same thing but with a slightly different flavor profile. You use taco seasoning (which usually DOES include chili powder) and that’s what makes this Mac different from Chili Mac.

If you really want to make things more taco-fied, before serving you can top with crushed tortilla chips, lettuce and tomatoes. Add avocados and sour cream, too, if your heart desires.

For me…I’ll eat this mac as is. It’s THAT dang good.


Taco Mac

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A spicy one-pot meal that feeds a family.


  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef or turkey)
  • 1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 TBS. hot sauce
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese


  1. Brown ground meat in a big pot over medium-high heat, about 4-5 minutes.. Stir in taco seasoning and let cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, milk, hot sauce and macaroni. Let mixture come to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
  3. Let mixture simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  4. Before serving, stir in cheese. Top each bowl with more cheese, if desired.

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