Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

If you like more spice add in 1-2 teaspoons dryed chili flakes when browning the beef. You can use ground chicken or turkey in place of beef.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet brown the ground beef with onions, garlic and green bell pepper until no longer pink, season with salt and pepper; drain and add in the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water; bring to a boil and cook stirring occasionally (about 7-8 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated) remove from heat.
  3. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth, cook whisking constantly for 2 minutes.
  4. Gradually whisk in milk; cook whisking constantly for about 4 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat.
  5. Stir in 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Stir in the cooked pasta and beef mixture; mix to combine and cook just until heated through (about 3 minutes).
  7. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese and serve.
  8. Serve immediately with desired toppings.
  9. Delicious!
Most Helpful

4 5

This worked well for my family - I was able to make it in pieces ahead of time and then my son put it all together for dinner when I was out of town. Quick and tasty. Thanks for posting!

4 5

My husband and I really liked this dish. It was very easy to make - perfect for a busy week night. I followed the directions exactly and didn't make any changes. Thanks for posting.

4 5

This turned out good. Quite tasty. Spices were better the second day after reheating. Will make again. Thanks!