Recipe: Taco Mac and Cheese

Super yummy and fast taco mac and cheese recipe

Lonesome Road Studio asked for the recipe after I posted this in one my What’s For Dinner posts. We eat this a couple times a month, it’s easy, fast and yummy.

Makes 2 large portions (doubles and triples great)

Ingredients
1/4 to 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef (I’ve done both, just depends on what I have on hand and how meaty I feel)
2-4 TBS Taco Seasoning (really this depends on your own taste)

1TBS butter
2 TBS flour
1 C milk
Salt to taste
1/2 to 1 C cheese (I use a taco blend but really any meltable cheese will work)
1 Avocado
4 oz. Elbow Macaroni

Directions

  • Cook pasta.
  • While the pasta is cooking make taco meat. Brown meat add seasoning to your taste.
  • Remove meat leaving grease in the pan. Add 1 TBS butter (you want a total of 2 TBS grease so adjust how much butter you add depending on how much grease is left from your meat)
  • Add 2TBS flour and make a roux (just cook over medium heat until combined) over medium heat.
  • Add 1 C milk a small part at a time. This should make a cream sauce.
  • Add cheese and stir.
  • Add taco meat and taste. Add salt and more taco seasoning to taste.
  • Reserve 1 C pasta water. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Add some pasta water to thin the sauce if needed.
  • Dish up and top with avocado (we usually do 1/4 avocado per bowl) . The contrast of the avocado is our favorite part of the dish.
  • Enjoy

Great spin on mac and cheese. Taco mac and cheese recipe.

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Comments

  1. This sounds yummy. I already have some hamburger thawing for dinner, so I think that is what we will have tonight! :)

  2. I looks yum! Thanks for stopping by. I am your new follower.

  3. OH-WOW! This sounds so DELISH! I can’t wait to try it! I love recipes like this!

  4. This looks so good, and it’s from scratch too!
    I think I might add some fresh salsa too, or as a garnish.
    Thanks for posting this for me!

  5. OMG that looks fab! [stomach growl]

  6. I made this last week! Delish and fast!

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