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

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!

pattikay in L.A. April 29, 2008

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.

Kim D. April 17, 2008

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

Hadiknown March 23, 2007

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