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Taco Macaroni and Beef Bake

Taco Mac and Beef Bake feels you and is here to help. A super simple recipe to help you get a big dinner on the table easily and affordably.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican-inspired
Servings 6 people
Calories 514 kcal


  • 7 oz elbows macaroni pasta
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ½ Tbsp dried minced onion
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheeses blend
  • garnish: green onion, chopped tomato, cilantro, or flat-leaf parsley optional


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Add pasta and cook according to package directions to al dente.
  • Meanwhile, in a large, nonstick skillet, brown the beef until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Add the onion, taco seasoning, and cream cheese to the beef and combine. Once the pasta is done, drain and add to the beef mixture as well.
  • Layer the beef and macaroni mixture in a 13 x 9 bake dish. Spread salsa over top and top with the shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350°F until heated through and bubbly. Garnish (if desired) and serve.


Calories: 514kcal (26%) | Carbohydrates: 34g (11%) | Protein: 28g (56%) | Fat: 30g (46%) | Saturated Fat: 17g (106%) | Cholesterol: 112mg (37%) | Sodium: 800mg (35%) | Potassium: 63mg (2%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Keyword macaroni and beef bake, taco mac casserole, taco macaroni
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