Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe

When I'm busy, I'm looking for a few simple components in a meal.  One, it has to be delicious and something everyone will eat it.  Two, it has to be fast and easy, with simple ingredients.  And finally three, it requires as few dishes as possible!  I am so happy to say that this recipe for Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese ticks off all those boxes!  

The finished Taco Mac and Cheese, in a white bowl, topped with sour cream and guacamole, and the title above.

All the great flavors of those yummy tacos we love, ready in about 30 minutes with ingredients you may already have on hand.  Oh! And did I mention its made in ONE POT!  You can't go wrong with this Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe.  I know you're gonna love it so...

Let's Get Started!

For this Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe you will need these simple ingredients:

All the ingredients needed to make the Taco Mac and Cheese.

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 15 oz can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Packs of Velveeta Cheese Sauce

A dutch oven with oil in it.

To begin you will place a large pot such as a dutch oven over a medium/high heat.
Add some oil and allow the pan to get hot.

Diced bell pepper and onion in the pot.

Next add the pepper, onion...

Diced bell pepper, onion, fresh corn, and garlic, in the dutch oven.

Corn and garlic.

Sauté until the vegetables are tender and the onion is translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Ground beef cooking in the dutch oven.

Now add the ground beef and cook until brown and no longer pink.

Salsa and black beans being added to the meat mixture.

Once the ground beef is fully cooked, add the salsa, black beans, and ...

Elbow macaroni being added to the dutch oven.

Elbow macaroni to the pot.

The water and chicken broth added to the dutch oven.

Add the chicken broth and water to the pot as well.

Everything being stirred together with a wooden spoon.

Give everything a stir and bring to a boil.

The dutch oven on the strove with the lid on it.

Once boiling drop the heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked to your liking.

Make sure to stir the pot occasionally.

The fully cooked Taco Mac.

Once the pasta is finished cooking it should look like this.

There will be a little liquid in the pot, but that is okay.  It will make the sauce even better.

The Velveeta cheese sauce being added to the pot.

Now we're on the home stretch!

You could totally make your own cheese sauce here, but for times sake I love picking up these Velveeta cheese sauce packets.  They are quick, easy, and delicious and I think it's a great kitchen hack!

The finished Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese in the dutch oven.























Stir the sauce into the Taco Mac and Cheese and you are ready to eat! Creamy, cheesy, full of flavor and spice, this Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe is the perfect dish for taco Tuesday or any night of the week!  I know you're gonna love it so get in the kitchen and give it a try tonight!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living
~The Kitchen Wife~








Yield: 6-8
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Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe

All the great flavors of yummy tacos, ready in about 30 minutes with ingredients you may already have on hand, and made in ONE POT! You can't go wrong with this Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M

ingredients:

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup Corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 15 oz can of Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 3 Packs of Velveeta Cheese Sauce

instructions:

How to cook Easy One Pot Taco Mac and Cheese Recipe

  1. Place a large pot over medium/high heat.  Add a little oil and allow the pot to get hot. 
  2. Add the pepper, onion, corn, and garlic to the pan.  Sauté until the vegetables are tender and the onion is translucent. 
  3. Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until brown and no longer pink. 
  4. Add the salsa, black beans, chicken broth, and water to the pot. Stir everything together and bring to a boil. 
  5. Once at a boil, lower the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes until the pasta is cooked to your liking, stirring occasionally.  
  6. Add the cheese sauce packets and stir.  
  7. Add your favorite taco toppings
  8. Serve and Enjoy!
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