Taco Mac and Cheese

This TACO MAC AND CHEESE is made in the crockpot so that it’s an extra easy, extra flavorful dinner that the whole family loves! Loaded with pasta, cheese, and seasoned ground beef…we can’t get enough!

Taco mac and cheese made in the crockpot!! #mexican #slowcooker #recipe

Okay, I think I’ve made it pretty darn clear that I love anything that’s got Mexican flavors going on.

I could eat tacos daily. Burritos are my life. Chips and salsa are basically flowing through my veins at this point.


When I discovered the perfection of crockpot mac and cheese, one of the first things I said was, “I’m going to taco-fy this.” 

And I did. And it was glorious.

This Mexican Mac and Cheese starts with macaroni (duh), gets cheesed up with a mix of cheddar + cheese soup, and then gets mixed up with some seasoned ground beef and Ro*Tel…so good and so easy! Let’s do this…

mexican mac and cheese in crockpot

How to make Mexican Mac and Cheese: 

First, you’ll want to boil your macaroni for 6 minutes. We want it just a bit undercooked so it doesn’t turn to mush in the crockpot.

While the macaroni is cooking, cook your ground beef and season it up with some taco seasoning. 

seasoned ground beef in skillet

Add the macaroni and beef to the crockpot.

Melt together some butter and cheddar in the microwave and pour that into the crockpot along with the Ro*Tel, cream cheese, cheese soup, sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper.

taco mac and cheese in crockpot

Give it a good stir and then cover and cook on low for about 3 hours.

I love this on nights when I know we’ll be busy. I can prep in the afternoon and then dinner is ready in the midst of our craziness. 

Plus, did I mention how cheesy and amazing this is? 

More Mexican inspired recipes: 

Bean Dip: No joke, this is the BEST bean dip recipe!

Chimichanga: My version is baked instead of fried so it’s extra easy!

Keto Taco Soup: Made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker!

Instant Pot Chicken Tacos: So much flavor!!

Mexican Chicken Casserole: Love all of the goodness going on in this casserole.

5 from 3 votes

Taco Mac and Cheese

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: crockpot, easy pasta recipes, slow cooker recipes
Calories: 644 kcal

The creamiest and cheesiest mac and cheese spiced up with Mexican flavors and made in the crockpot for an easy dinner!


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ½ cups grated cheddar
  • 10 ounces RoTel drained
  • 2 ounces cream cheese diced
  • 10.5 ounces condensed cheddar soup
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the macaroni for 6 minutes. Drain and add to a 6 quart slow cooker.

  2. While the macaroni is cooking, brown the ground beef, breaking it up as it cooks. Add the taco seasoning and stir to coat the cooked meat.

  3. Add the grated cheddar and butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until melted. Pour the cheese mixture over the macaroni.

  4. Add the taco meat, RoTel, cream cheese, cheddar soup, sour cream, milk, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker and stir well to coat the noodles.

  5. Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. 

  6. Stir well before serving.

Recipe Notes

You'll find the condensed cheese soup near the rest of the condensed soups in the grocery store.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 644 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 1102mg48%
Potassium 793mg23%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1820IU36%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 463mg46%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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