Mushroom Taco Mac

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Mushroom Taco Mac

Mushroom Taco Mac

  • Author: Recipe courtesy of Mushroom Council
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch


A quick twist on an American favorite. Spice up this classic comfort food with a dash of taco seasoning, salsa, and mushrooms; your much-loved Mac and Cheese will never be the same.


  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried whole grain elbow pasta, enriched (substitute penne or other types of pasta if preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, sliced or quartered
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, low sodium (if available)
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. Add water to pot and bring to a boil. Add pasta, cook uncovered for 10-13 minutes, or until pasta has reached desired firmness.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a sauté pan on medium, add oil and swirl to coat the bottom of pan. Add mushrooms and 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, sauté 5 minutes.
  3. When pasta is done, drain water and return to pot. Heat on low while stirring in salsa, mushrooms and remaining 2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix for 2 minutes or less.
  4. Divide into four portions, top each with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.


  • Calories: 440
  • Sodium: 550 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 70 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg