Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese


A quick and easy meal that tastes good and is a nice change from ordinary macaroni and cheese. Add cooked peas and grated Parmesan cheese on top if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 1 (7.3 ounce) package white Cheddar macaroni and cheese mix

  • 2 tablespoons butter, or as needed

  • ¼ cup milk, or as needed


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef and drain off excess fat. Add taco seasoning and water according to seasoning package directions and simmer for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Set aside.

  2. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions, adding butter or margarine and milk as indicated. Combine beef mixture and macaroni and cheese. Mix together and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
21g Fat
27g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 784mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.