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One Pot Taco Pasta

My kiddos love Hamburger Helper, so we came up with a homemade version of their taco version. This one pot pasta is a cinch to make, packed with all those taco flavors we love, and always a hit with the family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipes, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 581kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup dry macaroni
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Cilantro, tomato, avocado, for serving


  • Brown ground beef in a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain grease.
  • Add the macaroni, water, milk, cornstarch, and taco seasoning to the skillet with the beef. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the cheddar cheese, and cover for 2 minutes.
  • Stir well. Top with cilantro, diced tomato, and avocado before serving.



Calories: 581kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 328mg | Potassium: 553mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Calcium: 367mg | Iron: 2.7mg