Skillet Taco Mac N Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Not knowing what to make for dinner tonight, I searched my cupboards to see what I could throw together. I was just going to add some meat and hide some veggies in some mac n cheese but was inspired by the giant container of taco seasoning on my counter that I had just purchased from Costco. The results were good enough that my husband and I were fighting over the leftovers for lunch tomorrow and the kids have requested I make it again. This recipe is easy with boxed macaroni and cheese but of course can be made healthier if you prepare your own. I topped it with a little sour cream and served with a crisp green salad for a complete meal. Yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat water for macaroni.
  2. While water heats, dice onion and celery.
  3. In large skillet, cook ground beef, onion and celery until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Add tomatoes (with liquid), corn, and taco seasoning to meat mixture and let simmer.
  5. While meat simmers, prepare mac and cheese as directed.
  6. Combine meat mixture with mac and cheese, mixing well.
  7. Serve with sour cream.


Most Helpful

We also added fresh tomatoes and green peppers, and it made a kid and parent friendly meal. I used leftover taco meat and frozen corn, as well. Very good!

wileyamda August 19, 2014

My husband and I made this and absolutely LOVE it! I am on bed rest so we needed something easy but good. This was just the ticket! We added fresh green peppers and tomatoes.

973517 October 06, 2008

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