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taco casserole made with pasta and cheese

Taco Macaroni Casserole

This taco casserole is made with macaroni noodles, tex-mex flavors, and lots of cheese for an easy weeknight dinner.
Course Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword taco macaroni
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10
Calories 554kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell


  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 16 ounces Elbow macaroni noodles cooked
  • 1 cup Onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons Chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Salt + more to taste
  • 15 ounces Canned Black beans drained
  • 15 ounces Canned Corn drained
  • 8 ounces Salsa
  • 8 ounces Sour cream
  • 12 ounces Cheddar cheese shredded


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat brown the ground beef and onions with a little bit of olive oil.
  • Drain the grease from the cooked meat. 
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, and salt to the meat mixture along with 1/2 c water. Bring liquid to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 5- 6 minutes or until it has thickened.
  • In a large bowl add ground beef mixture, noodles, black beans, corn, salsa, sour cream and 2 cups of cheese. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the mixture to a greased 13x 9 casserole dish and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 30 minutes covered, then uncover and add the remaining cheese (more or less depending on how cheesy you want it). Then continue to bake for 15 minutes uncovered.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1073IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 324mg | Iron: 3mg