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Nacho Beef And Macaroni

Nacho Beef And Macaroni

Course Beef, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword nacho-beef-casserole, nacho-beef-macaroni
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 433kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 5 cups cooked elbow macaroni [about 10 ounces dry]
  • 1 ½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 medium red pepper diced
  • 1 medium poblano pepper diced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper or black pepper
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 1 10 ¾ oz can cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies i.e. Rotel Chili Fixins'
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese divided
  • 1 cup crushed nacho flavored tortilla chips
  • 1 1.0 oz packet taco seasoning
  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro divided
  • ½ tsp Mexican oregano
  • Toppings: sour cream, salsa, black olives, green onion


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the macaroni in salted water per package directions until al dente. Drain well Set aside.
  • In a large dutch oven or pot, cook beef, onion and peppers over medium-high heat in a couple of drizzles of olive oil. Season with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Cook until beef is browned and no pink remains. Drain excess fat from pan, add taco seasoning, 2 Tbsp cilantro and oregano. Mix well. (Reserve 1 Tbsp cilantro for garnishing.)
  • To the pot add soups, tomatoes, milk, cooked macaroni and 1 cup cheese. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to your taste. Mix well.
  • Pour into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and crushed tortilla chips. and the remaining shredded cheese just before baking.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Garnish with additional cilantro, topped with your favorite taco fixin's.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 2mg