Creamy Taco Mac

This recipe has been circulating around the food blogging world and made me interested.  Sort of a homemade Hamburger Helper.  I love pasta and tacos, so great combo.  I really enjoyed this because I find with HH, sometimes it has like this starchy aftertaste.  Anyone else notice that?  This was perfect, super creamy. 

Two great things:  1.  It’s so easy.  2.  This would be a sure kid pleaser, and the adults like it a lot too 🙂

Creamy Taco Mac
Recipe from: Delish

8 oz dry pasta
1 lb. ground beef
3 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup less fat sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning (if you like things hot, get the hot kind!)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup reserved water from pasta


In a large pot, bring water to a boil, add salt and oil and cook pasta until done to your liking.  Before draining, reserve one cup of water and set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, brown your beef in a skillet.  Once browned, add the taco seasoning and the can of tomatoes, mix well and simmer a few minutes.  Once the pasta is drained and returned to the large pot, stir in the meat mixture.  Add the reserved water, cream cheese and sour cream and stir in well.  Serve hot.  If desired, you may top with cheese but we did not.

Calories:  442.2     Total Fat:  25.0 g      Sodium:  394.7

Creamy Taco Mac


One response to “Creamy Taco Mac

  1. This looks amazing – I will be making this soon!

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