Taco Macaroni
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Taco Macaroni for School Lunch

Who doesn’t love Taco Macaroni? With the kids helping make their own school lunches this year, here’s how we’re making our taco macaroni for school lunches!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: lunch
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 cup frozen kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • shredded Horizon Organic cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Your favorite taco toppings lettuce, tomato, salsa, avocado, jalapeños
  • 1 box Horizon Organic macaroni and cheese we used their "Classic Mac"
  • ¼ cup Horizon Organic milk
  • 2 tbsp Horizon Organic unsalted butter


To prepare the taco meat:

  • Brown ground turkey until cooked thorough and drain.
  • Add taco seasoning as as instructed on the back of the taco seasoning packet.
  • Add kernel corn and black beans to turkey when taco seasoning is added.
  • Cook until corn and black beans are cooked through and excess water has cooked off the turkey.

To prepare the macaroni and cheese:

  • As per the packaging instructions, boil the macaroni in a pot of boiling water.
  • Drain; add butter first and mix, then cheese package, mixing again, and then finally milk.
  • Stir completely until cheese is blended well.
  • Add only HALF of the prepared taco meat to the prepared macaroni and cheese – save the other half for another meal! (Taco salad, maybe? Leftover taco meat is ALWAYS good to have on hand!)
  • Once mixed, top the prepared taco macaroni with shredded Horizon Organic cheddar cheese and your choice of taco fillings (optional).