Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 Mins
Yield
Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

Step 2

Brown ground beef in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain.

Step 3

Return beef to skillet; stir in taco seasoning mix and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, 7 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove beef mixture from heat.

Step 4

Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

Step 5

Stir in 1 1/2 cups cheese, stirring until melted. Stir in cooked pasta and beef mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Serve immediately with desired toppings.

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