One-Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese

One Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese

I probably have a million recipes on Pinterest, but I have never made a “One-Pan” meal. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, I decided to make a One-Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese. It just so happens today is also “Taco Tuesday”. 🙂 In addition for it being tasty, it was very easy to make. Here’s a step by set rundown of the process in four easy steps.

Step 1

Cook ground turkey (or ground meat of your choice) and season with black pepper, minced garlic and add bell peppers to the mix.

Taco Macaroni and Cheese - Meat

Step 2

After all of the meat is fully cooked with the peppers, stir in black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning.

Taco Macaroni and Cheese - added ingredients

Taco Macaroni and Cheese - mixed ingredients

Step 3

Add in the macaroni pasta, water (or meat stock) and cook until the noodles are tender.

Taco Macaroni and Cheese - add pasta

The final look should look something like this. You can also top with cheese.

One-Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese

I received a lot of compliments when making it and it was very filling. Try it out and let me know what you think.

One-Pan Taco Mac and Cheese

One Pan Taco Mac and Cheese
Serves 6
Quick and Easy One Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese Dinner
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. Black Pepper
  2. Minced Garlic
  3. Ground Meat
  4. Black Beans
  5. Corn Kernels
  6. Elbow Macaroni
  7. Meat or Vegetable Stock
  8. Taco Seasoning
  9. Diced Tomatoes
  10. Bell Peppers
Instructions
  1. 1. In a large skillet, cook ground turkey (or ground meat of your choice) completely
  2. 2. Season with black pepper, minced garlic and add bell peppers
  3. 3. Stir in black beans, corn, diced tomatoes and taco seasoning at medium-high heat
  4. 4. Add in the macaroni pasta, water (or meat stock)
  5. 5. Bring to a boil and then lower to low-medium heat and cover the skillet with a lid. - cook until the noodles are tender
  6. 6. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese
  7. 7. Serve immediately
Joanna E http://joannae.com/
Have you done any one-pan meals before?

2 thoughts on “One-Pan Taco Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Lisa Lewis, MD

    This looks delicious and healthy!

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  2. Hil

    I love Taco’s why not combine them with mac & cheese!

    Thanks for visiting #EverythingKids this week and linking up.

    Reply

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