Making Taco Mac and Cheese

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December 15, 2019

Taco Mac n Cheese topped with sour cream & salsaThis is fusion comfort food at its finest! It's not only incredibly easy to make, it's super delicious and makes for a wonderful meal that can be kept for following days. How convenient! When eaten as leftovers, heating then adding dollops of salsa and sour cream bring it back to life beautifully.


Prep Time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 box mac n cheese, made to instructions
  • 1 lb ground meat (I used turkey)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salsa, jalapenos and sour cream to serve


  1. Make the mac n cheese to box directions, or use your own favourite recipe.
  2. cooked macaroni
  3. While the mac n cheese is cooking, heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add ground meat. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  4. cooking ground beef

  5. When it's mostly all browned, add the onions and garlic powder. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. onions added to ground beef
  7. Stir in the taco seasoning, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  8. spices added to beef and onions
  9. Add 3/4 cup of water, bring to a boil, and stir and cook until the water evaporates.
  10. adding water to meat mixture
  11. Add the prepared mac n cheese to the pan. Mix well.
  12. Taco seasoned beef added to Mac n Cheese

  13. Shut off heat, then add salsa and cheese. Mix well. Serve in bowls, topped with some salsa, sour cream, and jalapenos.
  14. sauce added to Taco Mac n Cheese
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