One Pot Taco Casserole

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Taco Casserole is a quick and easy weeknight meal made in one pot!  A delicious dinner that doesn’t leave a sink full of dishes.  Yes!

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe with McCormick FlavorPrint : Easy Dinner : Pasta : Tex Mex

This Taco Casserole Recipe was a suggestion on my McCormick® FlavorPrint Profile.  FlavorPrint is a fantastic tool created by McCormick®.

All you have to do is create your FlavorPrint Profile, take the quick quiz and start getting recipe recommendations.

Here is my FlavorPrint Profile.  My top flavor preferences are Coffee/Chocolatey, Heat and Smoky.


It looks like FlavorPrint has got me pegged.  These were a few of my recipe recommendations.

Pizza . . . Spicy . . . Cheesy!  Yes, Yes and Yes.

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe with McCormick FlavorPrint : Easy Dinner : Pasta : Tex Mex

 I decided to make the Tex Mex Macaroni Casserole.  It is AMAZING!

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe with McCormick FlavorPrint : Easy Dinner : Pasta : Tex Mex

Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.  This One Pot Taco Casserole is sure to be a family favorite meal!

And did I mention how Ooey-Gooey Cheesy it is!?!

One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe with McCormick FlavorPrint : Easy Dinner : Pasta : Tex Mex

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One Pot Taco Casserole Recipe with McCormick FlavorPrint : Easy Dinner : Pasta : Tex Mex
Taco Casserole
Servings: 8
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Package McCormick Taco Seasoning low sodium
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes 15oz, low sodium
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce 15 oz, low sodium
  • 1 Cup Frozen Whole Kernel Corn
  • 2 Cups Uncooked Elbow Macaroni
  • 1 Cup Shredded Colby/Jack Cheese
  1. Brown beef in 3 quart pot over medium/high heat. Drain fat and return beef to pot.
  2. Add taco seasoning, water, tomatoes, tomato sauce and corn. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add uncooked macaroni and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes (until pasta is cooked through). Stir occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese on top and cover.
  5. Serve once cheese is melted.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from McCormick

Next I made the Herbed Green Beans.  This is a side dish that I wouldn’t normally make.

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it.  Definitely a nice change and new flavor combination for me.

I also made Grilled Corn with Chile Lime Butter.  This side dish was as delicious as I expected!

I used less chile pepper than the recipe called for so that my daughter could enjoy it as well.  I used my indoor grill pan to cook the corn because it was 105° outside and I couldn’t bear the thought of grilling on the bbq.


Overall, I would recommend FlavorPrint to anyone that is looking try new recipes and flavors.  It is great for expanding your cooking repertoire while feeding friends and family!

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Oven Baked Tacos

Oven Baked Tacos are perfect for feeding a crowd! This quick and easy taco recipe is full of flavor and melty cheese! Also a great weeknight dinner meal.




  1. I think we have the same flavor profile! I love how easy it is to find a great meal, like this one! Looks so good!

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Thanks Tanya! My flavor profile should be just food in general, lol. I like to eat!

  2. One of my top 3 is cheesy too and this most certainly qualifies. Looks delicious! I love that I can expand my fish dishes I fix on a regular basis… the citrus salmon with orange relish I chose was AMAZING! Pinned.

  3. That one pot taco casserole is calling my name! Love one pot dishes and LOVE tacos. Hello dinner!

  4. Ann P says:

    True this tonight. I added a cup of black beans to it.and it was great. Will make this again.

  5. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! I’m definitely making this! thanks for sharing! A healthier option for a family favorite.

  6. Austin Jones says:

    Hi! Love this recipe. My wife found it on pinterest a year or so ago. and we make it about every week, We sub the diced tomatoes for Rotel for a little extra spice. I do have a question for you. I have made it using both 2 “dry cups” of pasta, and using 2 “liquid cups” of pasta. This basically amount to about 9 oz. vs 16 oz. by weight. I love both of them, but was curious which way you meant in the original recipe.



    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Austin! I’m so happy that you and your wife love this so much! I used 2 dry cups pasta 🙂

  7. jessica says:

    I feel like I’m doing something wrong no matter how long I wait the juice doesn’t go away is it all supposed to be gone because its like a soup its good but I’m pretty sure its not supposed to be soupy right?

    • Nicole Harris says:

      Hi Jessica, that is strange that the juice never seems to thicken for you. It should definitely be a thick casserole texture by the time the pasta is cooked through. If you decide to give it another go, perhaps leaving the pot uncovered while simmering will solve the issue. That way more liquid will be able to evaporate. Have a great day!

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