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Taco Mac

Taco Mac

Try this new way to combine the flavors of tacos in an easy pasta dish.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time


12 ounces (4 cups) uncooked dried rotini pasta

1 pound lean ground beef

1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

Water, according to package directions

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 pound sliced Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into quarters

1 cup corn chips, crushed

2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 cup sour cream

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions until still slightly firm. Drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Cook ground beef in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until browned; drain fat. Add taco seasoning and water according to package directions; cook according to package directions.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until smooth and bubbly. Add half & half; reduce heat to medium-low. Add cheese; cook, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir in cooked pasta and ground beef mixture. Spoon into ungreased 3-quart casserole.

  5. STEP 5

    Sprinkle crushed corn chips over macaroni and cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and turning brown on edges.

  6. STEP 6

    Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Nutrition (1 serving)

760 Calories
47 Fat (g)
140 Cholesterol (mg)
1230 Sodium (mg)
52 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
31 Protein (g)
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