Taco Macaroni Skillet

Taco Macaroni Skillet

Taco macaroni is a flavorful easy-to-make dish for supper.

5 min. prep time
6 servings
444 Ratings


1 pound lean ground beef
2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix
2 cups water
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) uncooked dried elbow macaroni
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chilies*
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Cook ground beef in 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain off fat.

Stir in seasoning mix. Add water, uncooked macaroni and tomatoes; mix well. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 14-16 minutes or until macaroni is tender. Stir in sour cream; sprinkle with cheese. Cover; let stand about 5 minutes before serving.

*Substitute 1 1/4 cups canned diced tomatoes and 2 tablespoons canned chopped green chiles.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 370

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 75mg

Sodium: 440mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 23g

Recipe #9787©1997Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Really easy! I used a can of tomatoes and habaneros so it was extra spicy, and replaced the beef with a can of black beans to accommodate our vegetarians. I also just mixed the cheese in with the sour cream rather than sprinkling it on top, so our version looked a little paler, but tasted just as good.
This was a winner after I increased the taco seasoning, cheese, sour cream, elbow pasta and added black olives.
My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe
My children did not like it- It was too spicy with the the peppers and chili.
We like extra taco flavor so I used 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning...this was fantastic. A new family favorite.

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