Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

I needed something quick and threw these things together trying to duplicate a recipe I had years ago. It came out better than I remembered, and my son demanded I make this every night (after eating four plates).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Brown ground beef until no longer pink.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water to beef per package instructions.
  4. In large glass bowl, add pasta, melted Velveeta, and beef mixture.
  5. Stir until well blended.
  6. This can be put in a casserole dish and heated if desired.


Most Helpful

I gave this recipe a 4 star rating since I added so many items to it. First I used elbow mac as I didn't have any shells on hand. I added about a 1/2 cup chopped onion when browning the meat. As I used about 1-1/2 lbs meat I added additional chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and cayenne pepper when I added the taco seasoning. I then dumped in a can of Rotel tomatoes to the meat mixture. To make this more of a one-dish meal I drained a can of corn and dumped it in as well. Sprinkled the top with a little cheddar cheese before baking at 350 for about 15 minutes. My family liked it and I loved the fact that it was simple and quick.

Greatgig April 17, 2011

This was very easy and it was ok, I will make it again but will add something? I don't know what, it just seemed to need something for us. I added green chillis,but still needed something. Thanks,always looking for new easy meals

Grandma2boys March 05, 2007

The whole family enjoyed this Thanks.It was super quick and easy.

chef313633 December 02, 2006

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