Taco Cheeseburger Macaroni

Taco cheeseburger macaroni

Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 18 mins
Total: 28 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
569 Calories
30g Fat
27g Carbs
44g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 569
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 140mg 47%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 300mg 23%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 778mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy cheeseburger macaroni gets amazing flavor from a packet of taco seasoning, and it's quick and easy to prepare in a skillet. Some shredded cheddar cheese is combined with cheese soup and some milk to make the easy sauce. 

This tasty cheeseburger macaroni is a great dish for a busy day meal. You'll have a fabulous meal in under 30 minutes! 

Serve this flavorful dish with sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad for a delicious one-pot family meal.


  • 6 ounces macaroni

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper, or a combination, chopped

  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cheddar cheese soup

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water following package directions.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef in the olive oil with the chopped onion and bell pepper. Cook while stirring until ground beef is no longer pink. Drain grease.

  3. Add the cheese soup, shredded cheese, milk, and taco seasoning mix. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

  4. Stir in the hot drained pasta.


  • Add sour cream to the finished cheeseburger macaroni mixture or serve it with sour cream on the side.

  • Add minced jalapeño peppers to the ground beef mixture along with the onions and bell pepper.

  • Replace the cheddar cheese soup with a can of condensed Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup.

  • Homemade taco seasoning: Combine 1 tablespoon of chili powder with 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, and 1/4 teaspoon each of dried leaf oregano, onion powder, and garlic powder. Add a dash of cayenne pepper and black pepper, if desired, to taste.