Taco Macaroni Skillet

Taco Macaroni Skillet

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This creamy beef and noodle dish is perked up with green chiles, taco seasoning and cheese to make for a great pasta recipe. Perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, Taco Macaroni Skillet is quick and easy. Make dinner a fiesta.


  • 12 ounces extra-lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) diced tomatoes in juice, undrained
  • 1 can (4-ounces) Ortega diced green chiles
  • 1 (1.25-ounces) ortega taco seasoning - regular
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese. shredded and divided
  • 1 1/2 cup dried elbow macaroni


  1. Cook beef in a large skillet, stirring frequently, until brown; drain. Stir in water, tomatoes with juice, chiles and seasoning mix. Cook until mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Add pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 14 to 16 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in evaporated milk. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Cover; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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