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Taco Mac Casserole

Jennie Duncan
This Taco Mac Casserole is a family favorite and sure to please any picky eater. Made with seasoned ground beef, salsa, and coated in cream cheese. I grew up eating this, and your family can enjoy it out! It's way better this way than from a box!
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 405 kcal


  • 10 oz Macaroni noodles
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • ¼ cup Diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 oz Taco seasoning
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded taco blend cheese


  • Preheat oven for 375 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside. 
  • Start by cooking your macaroni according to the box directions. Strain, return to pot, and set aside.
  • Cook and crumble ground beef. Drain fat and add onions and garlic. Cook until onions until translucent. Add taco seasoning and salsa and mix well. 
  • Add ground beef mix to noodles and place back on low heat. Add cream cheese and ½ cup shredded cheese and mix until melted and well combined. Add this to your casserole dish.
  • Add remaining ½ cup cheese to the top of the casserole and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.



  • Tip: Make sure the noodles are cooked al dente, as they will be added to the skillet later.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 405kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 22gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 734mgPotassium: 418mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1011IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Taco Mac Casserole
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